HAWTHORNE, N.Y., May 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO) a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, announced today that it has launched its new Green Engineering Web site http://greenengineering.smartpros.com to deliver LEED GA Exam Review and continuing education courses to individuals and organizations in the fields of environmental, sustainable engineering and energy management.
The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. SmartPros Green Engineering courses offer preparation for the LEED GA (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate) designation granted by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute).
"With organizations looking more and more to become energy efficient and reduce costs, SmartPros Green Engineering course offerings are a resource for organizations and individuals to prepare for the LEED GA exam and also advance their knowledge in energy efficiency and conservation with building design and maintenance," said SmartPros CEO Allen Greene.LEED GA Exam Review is comprised of six modules and 18 hours of online courseware. The program offers step-by-step instruction for the LEED application and certification process. Engineers taking the LEED GA exam review receive the added benefit of three PDH credits for continuing education for each module completed. In addition to LEED GA courseware, SmartPros, in conjunction with Power Management Concepts, a leading engineering firm and education provider in mission-critical data center management, is offering a Certificate in the Principles of Data Center Energy Efficiency. The certificate focuses on the fundamentals of mission-critical infrastructure, with an emphasis on data center energy efficiency and conservation. SmartPros Engineering Vice President Mark Luciano also added, "Individuals who achieve the LEED GA designation or earn their certificate in the Principles of Data Center Energy Efficiency become effective and confident at designing, delivering and maintaining energy efficient, sustainable buildings and infrastructure."