Caroma® AIA Continuing Education Online Course Gains New GBCI CMP Approval
Surrey, British Columbia – Caroma, the worldwide leader in high efficiency dual-flush toilets for commercial and residential use, recently received the “Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP)” logo for their AIA Continuing Education online course, titled: Evolution of High Efficiency Dual-Flush Toilets, MaP, and LEED. The CMP logo is used to designate Education Review Body-approved, continuing education courses that offer credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP, with specialty professional credentials.
The new GBCI CMP logo looks to assure LEED Professionals that the education they seek has met the standards of a rigorous, third-party review for high-quality content and delivery. The review of GBCI CMP-eligible education is managed by third-party Education Review Bodies (ERB), which are responsible for identifying green building courses that qualify for LEED credential maintenance and use of the GBCI CMP logo. As an ERB, the U.S. Green Building Council has currently approved over 1,000 continuing education offerings from USGBC and USGBC Education Providers for GBCI CE Hours.
Caroma’s course, “Evolution of High Efficiency Dual-Flush Toilets, MaP, and LEED” provides insight on WaterSense® product labeling and HET requirements, as well as case studies that have utilized dual-flush installation and have shown to improve performance and result in substantial water savings. After completing the course, professionals will have the knowledge to compare and contrast Siphonic and Washdown technologies, explain MaP (Maximum Performance) testing and describe how WaterSense HET dual-flush toilets contribute toward projects earning LEED certification.
“Caroma is proud to gain this new approval from the USGBC,” said Derek Kirkpatrick, Caroma North America General Manager. “The logo is granted to approved courses that have undergone rigorous review; gaining this approval is another example of Caroma’s ongoing commitment to lead the way in green building design."
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) provides third-party confirmation that specific criteria related to LEED building certification and LEED professional credentialing have been met. To underscore this commitment, GBCI is undergoing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation process for personnel certification agencies complying with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024. Early in 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program for the more than 30,000 commercial projects seeking third-party verification of compliance with the industry’s leading green building rating system. For more information, please visit www.gbci.org.
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