Wattics collaborates with GBRI to promote green building design principles and practices globally - Wattics

Wattics collaborates with GBRI to promote green building design principles and practices globally

Dublin, 3 September 2020—Wattics energy management has partnered with the Green Building Research Institute (GBRI), a research institute and education provider to promote and distribute educational resources pertaining to green building design, construction, operation and certification. The organisation offers comprehensive online courses and training materials for those seeking to qualify as a LEED or WELL accredited professionals, as well as those that seasoned sustainability professionals, looking to build upon their existing knowledge and skills. GBRI is an independently owned organization and education partner of the USGBC, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Through its partnership with Wattics, GBRI is offering Continuing Education (CE) credits for Wattics courses (webinars) listed on its website, enabling certified green building & sustainability professionals to meet the continuing education requirements for Credential Maintenance (LEED).

To the partnership, Wattics brings specialised knowledge in machine-learning energy analytics, energy management & performance, energy efficiency and demand management; technologies and concepts that are synonymous with green buildings. Wattics is dedicated to the curation of thought-leading content in the form of in-depth articles, case studies, videos, and webinars that provide practical insights into real-world projects, and showcase innovation in green building, energy performance management & efficiency.

” The Green Building Research Institute is very excited to be partnering with Wattics. We feel the material already being developed by Wattics is very much in line with what we offer here at GBRI. Getting the courses approved for CE credit allows those already viewing them to also receive credit which makes them that much more appealing!”

 

– Felicia Fuller, Client Relations Coordinator, GBRI

 

Says Amy Ryan, Head of Marketing, Wattics, “This partnership offers energy and sustainability professionals with both the academic material and the practical project examples that promote continuous learning in the green building and sustainability space.

“Furthermore, working with the GBRI has enabled Wattics to add value to its customers through the ability to earn CE credits, particularly LEED accredited professionals, consultants, architects & engineers already using the Wattics energy management & analytics platform in providing services related to energy efficiency, green building & certification, sustainability and wellness in the built environment.”

How do I earn CE credit offered through GBRI?

In order to earn CE credit, all you need to do it watch the presentation(s) below (or on the GBRI Learning Hub Portal by clicking the ‘Click this button to go to CE credit quiz’ link”) and complete the corresponding quiz. Please note in order to complete your quiz or watch the presentation on the Learning Hub Portal you will need to create a FREE account. If you wish to have your hours automatically reported to USGBC and/or AIA please go to the account section of the portal prior to completing your quiz to update your reporting information. A certificate of completion will be issued immediately after passing your quiz, if you wish to self-report your hours you can use the information in your certificate to do so.

*Note: all of the courses below are approved by USGBC & AIA. Each course offers 1 LEED General Hour & 1 AIA HSW LU credit.

Current courses include:

Course #1: Chasing net-zero building/facilities: ‘Old hat’ or chasing the near impossible?


Description: Professor Tony Day, now Independent Energy Research Consultant, and most recently Director at the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) explores the net-zero concept and how it applies to the built environment.

1 LEED General Hour + 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Click button to go to CE credit quiz

Course #2: Digital Energy Trends 2020-2030: Key opportunities for ESCOs, Consultants and Utilities

Description: Gerard Reid, Co-Founder and Partner at Alexa Capital (UK) discusses the digital energy technologies projected for the highest growth and revenue potential over the next decade. Leveraging his 15+ year career in investment banking + focus on both the energy transition and digital energy revolution, Gerard also weighs in on the impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector’s shift from fossil-based systems.

1 LEED General Hour + 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Click button to go to CE credit quiz

Course #3: Unlocking the potential of data analytics for building energy management & certification

Description: Gautami Palanki, Director at Arc Skoru, expands on the role of data analytics for building energy management and green building certification. This webinar also provides a comprehensive overview & benefits of the Arc digital platform – the online interface for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

1 LEED General Hour + 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Click button to go to CE credit quiz

Course #4: How a global luxury retailer become the first in the world to achieve Gold rating under LEED v4.1. O+M green building certification

Description: In this webinar, Wattics Partner, BEE Incorporations, a multi-national sustainability-focused engineering consultancy, will expand on how it helped its client, a global luxury fashion retailer, become the very first to achieve Gold under LEEDv4.1 O+M green building certification for its stores. Using the case study as an example, BEE will also elaborate on the role of energy monitoring & analytics and the GBCI’s digital platform to track building performance data for LEED certification (Arc Skoru).

1 LEED General Hour + 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Click button to go to CE credit quiz

Want to know more?

To find out more about earning CE credits and/or to know how the Wattics energy management platform can help your energy efficiency, carbon-reduction and green building certification projects, use the form below to get in touch with us.

    About Wattics

    Wattics is an enterprise cloud energy management and analytics software used by energy service companies, energy consultancies, as well as green building, and facility management professionals to monitor energy consumption, spot energy inefficiencies, increase sustainability and reduce CO2 emissions for buildings and businesses in commercial and industrial environments. The software platform enables the collection, management, and analysis of utility/IoT/sub-meter data to conduct energy audits, forecast savings, benchmark building portfolios and analyse KPIs, measure and verify efficiency and renewable energy projects, analyse tariffs and create sustainability reports at scale.

    About GBRI

    The Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) is an independently owned organization founded with the mission to promote green building design principles and practices around the globe. As a USGBC Education Partner and AIA provider, we believe that the best way to encourage sustainable development is to help train and educate building professionals, homeowners, and students who are crafting our future. To reach this goal, GBRI has a range of educational offerings from Sustainability courses, LEED &  WELL Exam Prep, Project Implementation, and Energy Modeling Training, green building courses and e-books.

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