By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager

This week we partnered with the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES) to provide a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course to a group of 30+ professionals who work for various state agencies. This was a fast-paced class for professionals who may have little previous knowledge of the LEED rating system, green building operations and green building construction. The USGBC MA Chapter is committed to providing structured programs for professionals to pursue accreditation in the LEED System – both the Green Associate and subsequently the AP with specialty status.

The course was conducted by Chris Liston, a USGBC MA Board Member. Liston imparted his own experience with LEED and sustainable design from his impressive portfolio of projects and lessons learned (more about Chris below). The course covered the extent of the LEED Green Associate Exam and prepared this group to confidently take the exam.

We look forward to working with the engineering professionals in the Commonwealth to advance our mission green buildings for all within a generation. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to Chris Liston for taking time out of his schedule to teach green building and to Joe Dorant of MOSES for helping make this class happen.  

About the Instructor

Chris Liston is the Director of Energy & Sustainability for CBRE’s Bank of America Account.  In his previous role with the CBRE Sustainability Programs Group, Chris planned and executed LEED EB projects.  Chris’ LEED EB project work includes One Boston Place (World's First LEED EB O&M Gold Building), Bank of America Plaza (First LEED EB in North Carolina), Collier Center (First LEED EB in Phoenix, Winner of 2010 BOMA International Earth Award), and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Finalist for 2011 BOMA International Earth Award, First LEED EB certified Federal Reserve Bank.) Chris is based in Boston, MA, and he can be reached via email at

About the Exam

The LEED Green Associate Exam is a 2-hour closed book exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions.  The exam is developed by the Green Building Certification Institute and administered at local Prometric testing centers. More information about our LEED Green Associate Exam Prep is available HERE




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