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."

"As the mission-critical industry continues to evolve we must make every effort to ensure that new green technologies are appropriately evaluated, tested and integrated with conventional energy," said Peter Curtis, CEO of Power Management Concepts. "Power Management Concepts is taking a proactive role in partnering with SmartPros by incorporating Green elements into to our mission-critical educational offerings with the goal of perpetual improvement for engineers and decision makers who commit to our environment."

In addition to the Certificate in the Principles of Data Center Energy Efficiency, SmartPros Green Engineering and Power Management Concepts is offering a comprehensive set of 13 online courses, which range from fundamentals to in-depth knowledge of essential elements, such as Data Center Cooling, UPS Systems and Raised Access Floors, as well as the latest best practices in design and operations. These courses are focused on providing up-to-date content on the challenges of achieving and sustaining the reliability and resiliency for critical infrastructures. Participants may complete each course individually for eight PDH hours per course.

For more information on SmartPros Green Engineering courses and certification, please go to http://greenengineering.smartpros.com or contact Mark Luciano at greenengineering@smartpros.com or call 914-517-1131.

About SmartPros Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,300+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' proprietary Professional Education Center (PEC) Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 900,000 monthly visits, serving a user base of more than one million profiled members. Visit: www.smartpros.com

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