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130709 Quarterly Sustainability Meeting


The Value of Green Building Training

 LEED Training Strategy and Value for Individuals and Organizations


TUES | JULY 9th | HGA Architects & Engineers

420 5th Street North, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55401



11:15 a - 11:45       Registration | Networking | Buffet lunch

11:45 - 1:00 p         Program (presentation & chapter update)


This will be a moderated panel discussion followed by a Q&A period from the audience.

Our panel of experts will discussion

  • the value of Green Education to a company as it relates to managing LEED Projects and the importance of having a common knowledge framework
  • why green training is critically important for owners, architects, project managers, and builders
  • university and college students  - why they need to leave college with a solid understanding of environmental issues and the added-value of entering the workforce with LEED certification.
  • we'll discuss the role of training employees in sustainability and the effect it has in the corporate environment.



  1. To gain a deeper understanding of what organizational green training will provide personally and professionally.
  2. Increase awareness of the value of group interaction, shared experience, instructor highlights and emphasis on creating a baseline of knowledge to refer to in the future.



Ken Mulcahy, VP Operations, RMC Green Building Training


Responsible for the management of the day to day operations for RMC’s training solutions business which includes Green Building Training, Project Management and Agile Project Management.  Ken is a LEED Green Associate and USGBC Member.

Heather Gay, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Instructor at  Dunwoody College of Technology

Heather works across all departments on campus, teaching courses in the Arts and Science department, Construction Science and Building Technology department, and the Corporate and Custom Training division. She is a faculty advisor to a number of student groups and is known for developing and teaching the first sustainability courses in the college’s history.  She has served in multiple roles for USGBC, both locally and nationally. 

Brandon Sigrist, LEED AP, Architect at Artangent, Ltd

Brandon has implemented sustainability measures for dozens of buildings, achieving LEED Gold and Silver rankings for projects that sought certification. His passion for the environment has led him to a highly successful career in green construction, where he specializes in environmental education facilities, visitor centers, park buildings, and other environmentally friendly projects.

Mike Smoczyk, Director of Education, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, LEED Green Associate

Mike taught Career & Technical Education for 12 years and spent 11 years as the Education Director at the Northeast Metro Technical Center. He has been with Kraus-Anderson Construction Company for six years. He has developed curriculum and taught classes on LEED specifically and on sustainable construction practices in general. Mike has also helped prepare people for LEED accreditation at Lake Superior College, Anoka Technical College and Bemidji State University.

MODERATOR | Cate Curry, Marketing Consultant, RMC Green Building Training


$40 Chapter Members  |  $50 Guests


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