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Green Building Education Services (GBES) is the leading provider of online LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exam preparation solutions and services. GBES is the top provider of web-based realistic exam simulation and online training for the GBCI's LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional exams. In a market place crowded with elementary and inadequately developed products, GBES offers sophisticated and powerful exam preparation to meet our customer's needs. Backed by the strongest commitment to client success in the industry, dedicated customer support, unrivaled expertise in accreditation training, and the best technology, GBES is your partner for learning LEED and helping you pass your LEED exam the first time.

Leadership Team

Scott Turner, LEED AP+, President and Co-Founder

Turner has 13 years of experience in the training and exam industry. Prior to starting GBES he was co-owner of one of the largest IT training and certification programs in the world, with customers in 115 countries that included 75% of the Fortune 500. Turner has extensive exam creation experience, having written exams that were administered by both Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. Turner has extensive experience with all aspects of developing high quality training programs, including courseware creation, practice tests, exam creation and delivery, and psychometrics.

Turner was one of the first students of the Southface home building school in the year 2000, where he learned to construct green homes as part of the Earth Craft program.

Katie Cline, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder

Cline has more than ten years of business development and leadership skills. Previously she was working for Opus South in Atlanta on various green building projects such as the Social Security building in Alabama. Cline holds a business degree from Texas Christian University, and a MBA with a concentration in Commercial Real Estate from Georgia State University.

Cline owns a green home in Dallas, Texas that includes green building strategies such as cocoon insulation made from recycled newspaper, 19 SEER HVAC units, tankless water heaters, and radiant barrier roofing.

Charlie Cichetti, LEED AP, BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes & Principal at SIG

Cichetti oversees the sustainable consulting, construction management, and LEED certification services for simultaneous projects. He has experience working with multiple rating systems including: LEED-NC, LEED-CS, LEED-CI, LEED-EBO&M, Energy Star, and LEED for Schools. In the last year, Charlie has led several projects to Gold. Mr. Cichetti holds a degree in Business Management from the College of Business at Georgia Tech and has successfully become a LEED Accredited Professional in the following areas, LEED v2.2 - New Construction & Major Renovation, Green Associate, Operations & Maintenance, Building Design & Construction, Interior Design & Construction, Homes.

Cichetti has more than 10 years of experience in commercial construction, real estate development and project management, and has directed multi-million-dollar office, warehouse, specialty, and condo construction projects. Prior to being an instructor and LEED Consultant, Cichetti worked for Opus Corporation, a $2.2B leading commercial real estate and design-build construction firm. While at Opus, he coordinated the on-time construction of Suwanee Gateway, a 148-Acre mixed-use park and Suwanee Gateway One, a $14M five-story LEED Silver spec office building. Before Opus, Cichetti worked for a large General Contractor in Atlanta, GA, working on multiple product types.

Jason Kiefer, LEED AP, BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes & Principal at SIG

Kiefer is Project Administrator and Project Team Member on a variety of LEED candidate projects. Kiefer actively instructs LEED educational courses both in-person nationwide and interactively online to assist professionals in their understanding of the concepts, principals, and resources surrounding sustainable construction/green building. He is a committed member to many organizations that include AGC, USGBC, GBCI, and ASHRAE. He holds a degree in Building Construction from the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech and has successfully become a LEED Accredited Professional in the following areas: LEED v2.2 - New Construction & Major Renovation, Green Associate, Operations & Maintenance, Building Design & Construction, Interior Design & Construction, Homes.

Kiefer has over 9 years of combined construction and development experience. His project management expertise includes a spectrum of LEED certified and registered projects that include: LEED-NC, LEED-CS, LEED-EBO&M and LEED-Homes. Kiefer has successfully managed projects in the commercial building industry ranging from healthcare, office buildings, industrial facilities, mixed-use developments, tenant improvements and existing building retrofits. Prior to employment at Sustainable Investment Group, Kiefer worked for several premier General Contractors and Developers together with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, JE Dunn Construction Company, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, and Opus Corporation.

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