Green Building Education Services (GBES) is the leading provider of online LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) exam preparation solutions and services. GBES is the top provider of web-based realistic exam simulation and online training tools for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams. In a marketplace 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.
Charlie Cichetti, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes. Chief Executive Officer
Charlie has more than 15 years of experience in commercial construction, real estate development, project management, and LEED consulting. He has directed multi-million dollar office, warehouse, specialty, and condo construction projects. Prior to being a LEED Consultant and Trainer, his background started as a General Contractor and transitioned to Real Estate when he worked for Opus Corporation, a $2.2B leading commercial real estate and design-build developer. Opus was an early leader within the LEED movement and he gained invaluable experience from an Owner’s perspective.
Since transitioning into the Green Building Industry, Charlie has worked on over 45 Million SF of LEED, Energy Star, and Cx/RCx projects for clients ranging from Jones Lang LaSalle, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, to the Army Corp of Engineers and Various School Systems. Project types include Class A Office, Medical, Hotel, School, Stadium, and Convention Center. Mr. Cichetti was one of the first professionals to hold all of the new LEED credentials. He is also a sought after trainer and speaker on green building topics.
Cichetti holds a degree in Business Management from the College of Business at Georgia Tech and has successfully become a LEED Accredited Professional in all available specialties, Operations & Maintenance, Building Design & Construction, Interior Design & Construction, Neighborhood Development, and Homes.
Eileen Gohr, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Homes. Director of Education
Eileen Gohr is the Director of Education for GBES, the leading provider of LEED exam prep materials in the world. She ensures the highest quality product in the GBES study materials, develops new on-demand webinar content, and stays up to date on the latest green building trends and emerging certifications. Prior to joining GBES, Eileen was the Sustainability Manager for a commercial REIT where she directed the company’s commitment to sustainability, its interests in national green building programs and initiatives, and the practice of energy efficient construction and operations across its national portfolio. In addition, she managed the LEED and ENERGY STAR® certifications for all their buildings, including the LEED-EB Platinum project at Rambler Park, a commercial office tower in Dallas, TX.
Eileen was also previously a Project Manager for projects of all types, including Architecture, Construction Administration, LEED Consulting, ENERGY STAR, and Green Globes. Eileen managed the design and construction of The Edge, an award winning LEED-NC Platinum and Four Green Globes certified adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. She worked as a LEED Reviewer for one of USGBC’s veteran review firms, has reviewed hundreds of LEED certification applications, and has worked on dozens of successful LEED Consulting projects.
Corey Little. Chief Technology Officer
Little is the Chief Technology Officer at GBES, ensuring delivery of online content to customers whenever and wherever they want it. He is committed to providing a seamless experience for our customers through management of the GBES technology platform, creating and delivering the best quality online training videos and materials for the customer. Little is dedicated to creating the best online experience possible using the latest technologies and superb customer service.
Prior to GBES, Little managed a major retailer’s store operations in metro Atlanta.
Scott Turner, LEED AP, Co-Founder
Turner has almost 20 years of experience in the training and exam software 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, 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.