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Cleanfield educates green building professionals about urban wind turbines

Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc. announced that over 430 green building professionals across many market sectors have taken an online continuing education course prepared by Cleanfield about the company's vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). The one-hour course qualifies for LEED Professional Credentials maintenance and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design credits and is accredited for US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Building Owners and Managers Institute.

December 22, 2010  By  Craig Pearson

Cleanfield has also started to deliver the course face-to-face to members of the USGBC and AIA across the United States. The sustainable design education course is designed for architects and engineers to learn about wind characteristics in urban settings and the benefits, design, installation and function of VAWTs.

Cleanfield’s CEO Tony Verrelli said, "Vertical axis wind turbines are becoming increasingly attractive to architects, engineers and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals looking to integrate clean renewable energy into commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings. The installation of our VAWTs contribute to LEED points recognized by the US and Canadian LEED Green Building Rating System. Presenting this course will provide Cleanfield with valuable targeted marketing leads."

Cleanfield’s AIA course was promoted with the assistance of CMHC International. "Companies with ‘newer’ technologies and services, like Cleanfield, have market awareness added to their list of tactics for increased sales. Combine this with a green professional’s need to expand their green building knowledge and you get the perfect match—an accredited sustainable design course," said CMHC International Trade Consultant Lorena Magee. "CMHC International promoted over a dozen educational seminars in 2010. Participating companies delivered their courses to some of the largest architectural firms in the U.S."

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