Congratulations to Ann Misiolek of Parksite, one of the BIA’s most involved associate members and vice chair of the Associates Council, for recently achieving both her Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation and Green Professional Educational (CGP) designation.
Both CGA and CGP are administered by NAHB and sponsored locally by the BIA.
CGAs earn the home building industry’s premier professional designation for manufacturers and service providers by successfully completing four days of training and education on a range of topics, including business management, emerging technologies and market trends.
After earning the CGA designation, program graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing an additional 12 hours of coursework every three years.
The CGP curriculum includes three days of training from leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for integrating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction.
Coursework is based on the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the only ANSI-approved rating system for green homes, developments and remodeling projects. The standard includes sections on energy, water and resource efficiency; indoor environmental quality; lot and site development; and homeowner education.
Misiolek says she is excited about receiving these designations because they will help her better serve builders and remodelers in central Ohio.