Lochearn, MD Schools and Organizations
Your home is probably the most significant investment you'll ever make. You need the very best to plan and execute your remodeling or renovation project. Look for a NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR). CGRs have earned professional designations from NAHB specific to the remodeling industry, and many are members of a local Remodelers Council, which are affiliated with NAHB Remodelers. When you hire a CGR, you are doing business with an individual who is committed to continuing education and professional growth and will bring exceptional skill and knowledge to your project. To become a CGR, a remodeler must have at least five years of experience in the industry, take a qualifying exam and successfully complete a pre-set curriculum of courses specific to the remodeling industry, including project and business management.
Your home is probably the most significant investment you'll ever make. You need the very best to plan and execute your remodeling or renovation project. Look for an NAHB Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR). GMRs have earned professional designations from NAHB specific to the remodeling industry, and many are members of a local Remodelers Council, which are affiliated with NAHB Remodelers. When you hire a GMR, you are doing business with an individual who is committed to continuing education and professional growth and will bring exceptional skill and knowledge to your project. The GMR allows experienced CGRs to attain additional training and recognition for their longevity in the remodeling industry. This program is the equivalent of a master level for the CGR designation. All GMRs must have a minimum of 15 years’ remodeling experience, complete five more required courses and have years of experience as a CGR or another respected remodeling association.
As green and high-performance construction turns to the mainstream, experienced green industry professionals seek an educational designation that signifies their long-standing commitment to and experience with sustainable building and remodeling. They find it with the NAHB Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation. More than theory, this designation includes a series of hands-on curriculum requirements as well as significant experience in the field. Classes are held with the support and cooperation of Green Building Advisor, the leading green web publication in the field. The emphasis is on building science: a core competency in a field that changes almost daily as new products and techniques are introduced.
Home owners that are looking for ways to save energy and be kind to the environment when they build, remodel or renovate a home should consider seeking help from a Certified Green Professional (CGP). Home builders, remodelers, designers, and contractors with the CGP educational designation understand green building. Today, there are 3,000 CGPs in the business of helping consumers build a new home or remodel their existing one. These professionals know how to combine cost-effective building science with an ever-expanding selection of products and materials to build or remodel a home with sustainability in mind. They are trained to incorporate energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects — and to teach you how to best take advantage of these features.
The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program. CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions. They have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas, and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions. CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service.
- 11 1/2 W Chase Street BaltimoreMD21201
The American Institute of Architects is a visionary organization providing advocacy, leadership, and resources for architects to design a better world. Founded in 1871, the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects is the third oldest in the country. AIABaltimore serves as the voice of the architecture profession in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The chapter consists of nearly 1,300 architects, emerging professionals, and allied industrial members united to demonstrate the value of architecture and design. As a professional organization, the most important service the AIA provides is unifying the efforts of individuals and firms to improve our profession and the built environment. We do this at local, state and national levels through proactive legislation and public awareness campaigns. The AIA also provides timely and relevant continuing education to give the AIA Architect a competitive advantage in the market place. Finally, the AIA offers individuals the opportunity to network with other architects, elected officials, community leaders and allied professionals.
Stratford University is a private educational institution established in 1976. Stratford University offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in a number of disciplines including business administration, computer information systems, health sciences, nursing, culinary arts, and hotel management. The mission of Stratford University is to prepare students for rewarding careers through quality educational programs that meet the changing needs of employers and the community. We take a 360-degree approach to your education, nurturing your success and helping you overcome internal and external barriers to focus on learning. Stratford is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Stratford has campuses in Virginia (Alexandria, Falls Church, Woodbridge, Newport News, Virginia Beach, and Richmond), Maryland (Baltimore), and India (New Delhi). Stratford's international student body is diverse and represents over thirty countries.
- 3684 Centerview Drive Suite 110BChantillyVA20151
The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association is committed to serving the housing industry in the Northern Virginia area. NVBIA was formed to create an economic and political climate within which the building industry is able to effectively meet the demand for affordable, attractive, safe, well-planned and environmentally sensitive residential and business communities. Founded in 1936 by eight Arlington County Builders. Today, the NVBIA has expanded its membership and is now composed of five chapters: Fauquier, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and Urban, which represents Arlington and Alexandria.
- Washington D.C.MD
With an NGBS Green Certified home, “going green” has never been easier, or more affordable. When you see our mark, you can feel confident knowing that your home meets the National Green Building Standard ICC-700 (NGBS). It’s more than a mark, it’s a commitment to bettering our planet and improving your life.
- 7508 Wisconsin Avenue, 4th Floor BethesdaMD20814
The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association is a cutting-edge nonprofit organization whose mission is to create competitive advantages for its nearly 400 members by advancing the business and professional development of independent dealers, manufacturers, representatives and others involved in the decorative plumbing and hardware industry. DPHA employs a unique consensus-based approach to accomplish its mission that treats showrooms manufacturers/importers and manufacturer’s representatives as peers and partners. Education is a DPHA hallmark. The organization has published the industry’s only comprehensive education program for showroom staff and produced numerous guidelines for consumers to make better and well-informed purchasing decisions. DPHA's well-deserved reputation for quality and ability to create value for its members have enabled the organization to become the nation’s largest association dedicated exclusively to advance the interests of the independent decorative plumbing and hardware channel. Since its creation in 2002, DPHA has continually produced many marketing, educational and infrastructure products to improve our members’ businesses. DPHA has been honored with an Industry Leadership Award from Kitchen & Bath Design News for providing a unified voice and direction for the DPH industry. The magazine also described DPHA in an article as “the essence of what trade associations are all about.”
Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) serves the Nation's Capital, functioning as both the "local" and "state" component of the AIA for the District of Columbia. The Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development today. The local chapter's mission is to advance the value of architecture for our members, our profession, and our community. The chapter provides an array of different programs throughout the year, including gallery exhibitions, book signings, tours, lectures, lunchtime learning presentations, educational workshops, and many more.
- George Washington University College of Professional Studies 805 21st Street NW, Suite 301WashingtonDC20052
The George Washington University (GW) Landscape Design program is one of the premiere landscape design programs in the mid-Atlantic region. Launched in the fall of 2003, the program provides a background in horticulture, nursery and planting standards, and the creative process of design. Courses are geared to small-scale landscape design applications with emphasis on sound design principles, good site engineering methods, and creative use of plant materials. In addition to what is taught in the graduate certificate program, the Master’s degree program also provides a fundamental understanding of best practices in landscape conservation and sustainability, adapted to the small scale landscape, at the neighborhood level.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. ACSA, unique in its representative role for schools of architecture, provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA members schools. The association maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues. Such endeavors include scholarly meetings, workshops, publications, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations.