Green Building Education Services (GBES) was founded in 2007 (back then we were www.greenexamprep.com) and created the original LEED practice tests as the LEED movement was growing. Our co-founders brought together real estate/construction/green building experience as well as professional credentialing and exam prep systems. The perfect match. Today, GBES is recognized as a global green building movement leader.
Vision – To be the global leader of green building education and training.
Mission – To advance the green building movement through best-in-class education and encouragement.
- Quality of Life – Proactively create a healthy work-life balance and consistent enjoyment in day-to-day life for our family (team) and our community.
- Best-in-Class – Global notoriety as a trendsetter and influencer in all that we do: education, relationships, and customer service.
- Positivity – Passionate practice of optimism and environmental stewardship in the present about the future.
- Trust – Faith in each other, goodwill towards our customers & clients, and consistent integrity have yielded longevity in business (over 11+ years).
After our LEED practice tests, we added courses and additional study tools. LEED went through major changes in 2009 (to v3) and multiple new LEED credentials were available (that was a busy year for us to make practice tests and courses for each LEED credential). Then, we built out a 100+ continuing education (LEED CMP) library that also doubles for AIA hours. Now, we’re all-in on WELL, a program we really enjoy.
Green Building Movement Leaders
We are proud to be 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.
We partner with SIG to allow experienced LEED professionals to teach each of our online classes. All of our trainers have taken and passed the new LEED credential exams. 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, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes | Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Charlie is proud to be one of the leaders in the green building industry. He has built a career around green building services, and leads two companies that hold sustainability leadership as core values — Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) and Green Building Education Services (GBES). Both companies allow him the opportunity to put his high-level of LEED expertise and accreditation to work. Charlie has led many projects (over 50 Million SF of LEED/Energy Star/Cx-RCx) to LEED Gold, and even several to the highest mark: Platinum. Charlie’s LEED clients have ranged from JLL, JP Morgan Asset Management, 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 has facilitated online and in-person training sessions that have helped tens of thousands of professionals obtain LEED accreditation. Quite simply, our CEO is invested in the success of the green building industry. He believes in it, and is working with people and buildings around the world to create the highest level of sustainability possible.
Mr. Cichetti (cha-ket-E) 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. And, he is also a WELL AP.
Corey Little, LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador | Chief Technology Officer
Corey is CTO 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. Mr. Little is dedicated to creating the best online experience possible using the latest technologies and superb customer service. He is skilled in both hardware and software and is the best problem-solver we know. Corey is a roll-up the sleeves kind of guy that has advanced GBES’ systems greatly over the last few years.
Prior to GBES, Little managed a major electronic retailer’s store operations in metro Atlanta. There he also provided customer service and sales training to a growing staff, managed large orders for the latest & greatest technology to bring to market, and helped launch the retailer’s first e-commerce platform.
Dean D’Angelo, LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador | Director of Corporate Education
After spending over 20 years in both the Construction and Health & Wellness industries, Dean joined GBES in September 2018. Outside of his leadership, his primary responsibilities are to identify and develop GBES’s B2B Corporate Relationships. His focus is to create corporate education solutions for GBES’s clients that may include a combination of In Person and Online training courses, facilitating high trending webinars + Industry Town Halls and Study Calls and creating customized access to GBES’s Best In Class Exam Prep and Continuing Education materials …all delivered from the GBES Learning Hub. He promotes GBES through many industry channels and is the face of the company with industry partnerships and strategic vendors.
Dean holds a BA in Business and Minor in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and his family live in beautiful SW Florida, where they enjoy playing tennis, bicycling, cruising in their kayaks or just watching the sun go down at the beach.
Connor Offutt | Head of New Coursework Production and Customer Success
Prior to joining the company in January of 2020, he ran a highly successful tennis academy in Atlanta which focused on preparing student athletes for college. His passion for education and empowering others has led him to become a vital member of the GBES team. Whether integrating new technology or applying cutting edge learning techniques, Connor is always looking for a way to make our education more engaging and impactful.
He also enjoys maintaining close relationships with GBES subscribers and makes himself available to help them wherever he can. Connor and his wife live in Atlanta and have 3 beautiful boys who enjoy playing disc golf, tennis and Pokemon Go.
Bethany Music, LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador | Vice President of Operations
Bethany has been with GBES since November or 2015. She first started as GBES’s Customer Care Representative and has since been promoted to the Vice President of Operations. She works with all team members to ensure smooth day-to-day operations and the success of the company. She is committed to helping grow GBES and the green building industry through her leadership, management, and communication skills.
Bethany has numerous responsibilities including overseeing the Customer Care team to provide customers and clients with the best experiences and service possible! She also manages vendor and contractor relationships in addition to managing GBES employee payroll, benefits, and other human resource needs. Bethany is a true team player always seeking opportunities to make greater contributions to her team, her company, and the customers and clients she serves.
Prior to GBES, Bethany spent over 10+ years working in the fast-paced Customer Relations field in industries including: Hospitality, Home Healthcare and Turbo Tax. Bethany, her Husband live on a Farm in South Central Texas with their 3 children where they raise cows, goats, and chickens, and grow and harvest a lot of their own food.