This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.   
The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.  This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle.  Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam.  
Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.
Eight week course, Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP B+C, LEED AP O+M, instructor.


Directional Arrows Course Objectives

  • To address the issue of optimizing Facebook settings and features to improve branding and marketing
  • To provide sources for page content that increase engagement and content from other sites
  • To deliver information on getting customers and fans involved in promoting your business
  • To address content and marketing campaigns using Facebook
  • To provide information on using Facebook features to bring your message to a wider audience on the web

Puzzle Pieces Course Outcomes
At the end of successfully completing the course, you will:

  • Understand how to effectively status, photos, links, tagging and other Facebook features for their business
  • Know the best practices for bringing in content from other sites
  • Be able to develop a strategy to engage potential customers on Facebook
  • Know how to create a marketing campaign to keep people coming back to your page


Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

About the Instructors 

Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP B+C, LEED AP O+M
Principal, Triple Green Building Group, LLC
Kelly Gearhart's passion for enhancing the sustainability of the built environment has driven her career in green building. An active member of the United States Green Building Council, Gearhart participates in activities promoting green building including education, outreach and consulting. Gearhart is a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, a green building consulting firm with locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Savannah, Georgia and Sophia, Bulgaria - Triple Green provides expertise to design, construction and building operations professionals, governments, corporate entities and non-profit organizations seeking responsible approaches to building and development through sustainable project planning and design, LEED consulting and administration, education and training. Focused on the triple bottom line, Gearhart works to improve the economic, environmental, and social outcomes of her clients' building projects.


Who Should Attend:

The course is for students looking to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. 


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Fall Session:

2/2/2015 - 3/2/2015