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Steven Bruneel, AIA, CSI-CDT, LEED-AP
Senior Member
Username: redseca2

Post Number: 168
Registered: 12-2006

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 03:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

The White House announced today that President Obama passed the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED NC v2.2 accreditation examination, and is now a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the President got his AP because he strongly believes that green building and the LEED system are critical to stimulating a green economic recovery, reducing the country's dependence on foreign oil, and mobilizing the international community to meet the challenge of global climate change.

"Becoming a LEED AP is one of the proudest accomplishments of my life" said President Obama. "I decided that now was the time to get my AP, especially in light of the upcoming changes to USGBC's credentialing system . . . Green building is right for our economy, right for our health care system, and right for our future. LEED points the way towards the development of truly regenerative and sustainable communities, and now that I have my AP, I'm confident that I'm prepared for the job of rebuilding our country", the President added. "I learned all about LEED from my daughters Sasha and Malia, who attend the Sidwell School, the first LEED Platinum certified school. Malia persuaded me to become a LEED AP; she even registered me for the exam herself."

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi congratulated the President on this outstanding achievement. "It's impressive that President Obama found the time to study for and pass the exam while evaluating and making tough policy decisions about the nation's financial and automobile industry crises, the situation in Afghanistan, and preparing for his trip to the G20 summit", said Mr. Fedrizzi. "Many others study for months, and have difficulty passing the first time. USGBC is proud to count Mr. Obama as the first President of any country as a LEED AP", added Mr. Fedrizzi.
Dave Metzger
Senior Member
Username: davemetzger

Post Number: 316
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 04:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Now if the President also took and passed the CDT exam, I'd really be impressed.
Robert W. Johnson
Senior Member
Username: robert_w_johnson

Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 05:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Wayne Yancey
Senior Member
Username: wayne_yancey

Post Number: 182
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 05:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

President Obama is going directly to CCCA.
Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
Senior Member
Username: specman

Post Number: 753
Registered: 03-2003

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 05:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Not without a CDT first! No presidential privileges here!
Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
RLGA Technical Services
Wayne Yancey
Senior Member
Username: wayne_yancey

Post Number: 183
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 06:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

He exercised the right of veto, an Italian relative of Noa Ia Donta, CAPISCO, LEED AP, MRAIC.

Sorry to all the Italians out there.
Dan Geiger (Unregistered Guest)
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

This is an April Fool's joke - I hope you all enjoyed it. But do squash the rumor . . . none of it is true!


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