For more information contact Judy Goldwyn at 203-332-5263


BRIDGEPORT --The US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building rating system will be the subject of a half-day seminar sponsored by Housatonic Community College’s Continuing Education Department. The seminar will be held at the college on Monday, March 22 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon IN Room 135 in Beacon Hall

Professional credentialing in the LEED system provides an assurance of competence and cutting-edge education in green building practices to individuals in the marketplace. More and more, LEED has become a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods.

The half-day introductory class will include an overview of LEED’s rating system and all phases of the LEED professional credentialing system. including the market outlook for green jobs in business, industry and the government. Following the encouragement of President Obama, Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary said 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.”

Connecticut’s participation and support of the LEED system includes LEED registration of The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London Research and Development Center, office buildings across the state, The New Canaan Village Plaza, numerous historical buildings and schools, most recently the Math and Technology Center at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford.

The class will be led by Bonnie Eskow Hagan, MBA and LEED GA (Green Associate) and chairperson of BH Power Strategies where she directs teams from industry- leading GREEN companies to improve understanding and use of traditional and cutting edge marketing techniques to migrate consumers into GREEN profitability. As Director of Marketing and Business Development for All HVAC Service, she created a wide range of tools and methodologies for marketing design and management that have streamlined work flow and contributed to company success and client satisfaction. Her project list includes work for the US Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute as a subject matter expert for LEED test development.

Information about registering for classes leading to LEED certification and materials will be provided to students.

For further information, or to register for the class on March 22nd, please call the Housatonic Community College Continuing Education Department at 203-332-5057 or visit <> . Housatonic Community College is located just off I-95 at exit 27. Free parking is available in a multi-level parking facility just steps from the classroom buildings.