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Get 1 Hour of Continuing Education Credit by Playing Green the Building

You can get one hour’s worth of continuing education / professional development by playing the SFTool game, Green the Building and achieving the target score of 4000 points. This should take you about an hour, but may take more or less time depending on what you learn and the decisions you make during the game.

Green the Building is approved by the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI)opens in new window for credit toward the continuing education requirements for the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credentials including the LEED AP.

Playing Green the Building may also count as self-directed learning for other professional certifications. Check with your certifying body for more information.

Here’s how to earn your free continuing education credit:
  1. Sign up for or log into the SFTool hereopens in new window.
  2. Learn how to play and start a game hereopens in new window.
  3. Play through the practice building, then play until you reach a score of 4000 or more.
  4. Come back to this page; once you have 4,000 points, a "View Certificate" button will appear in the top-right corner (you may need to reload the page). Enter your name to receive your certificate.
  5. Self-report your credit and/or keep the certificate for your records. For GBCI, log into http://usgbc.org/account/credentials, click “Report CE Hours,” and fill out the quick form with the info below:

    Activity ID: 0920010025

    Title: Green the Building

    Provider: U.S. General Services Administration

    Description: Met the target score while playing Green the Building.

    URL: http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/green-building-10352378opens in new window

    LEED Specific: None

    CE hours: 1

  6. Tell your friends and keep playing your way to the top of the leaderboard!

Please note:

  • 4000 may sound like a lot of points, but once you get going and grow your building portfolio, you’ll accelerate past that score with a little skill and practice.
  • You will spend a couple of minutes with your practice building. These points do not count, but the practice building will help you prevent mistakes when sustainability points are on the line.

Thank you for playing Green the Building! Check out other great, free sustainability resources at http://SFTool.govopens in new window!