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Metcon Hosts LEED Training in Partnership with NCIEDI and Woodline Solutions



The NC Indian Economic Development Initiative (NCIEDI) is partnering with Woodline Solutions to provide “LEEDing The Way... Green Education Courses” to their members and partners.

On June 1st, representatives from Woodline Solutions taught a six-hour “LEED 101” course at the Metcon Corporate Office in Pembroke. This course is designed to introduce contractors and suppliers to LEED standards and green building concepts. Understanding the terms, categories and classifications associated with new sustainability trends are key to success in the green building market. 

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

The course—and the associated one-hour weekly study sessions—will prepare program participants to take the LEED Green Associate Exam to receive their LEED Green Associate credential. This credential attests to the candidate’s knowledge of good environmental practice and skill, and reflects an understanding and support of green design, construction and operations. The LEED Green Associate credential is the first step towards becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. 

JocCole “J.C.” Burton of Woodline Solutions led the training session. Ms. Burton has more than 15 years of development, program management and construction experience.  She has penned several published articles, most relating to sustainability; she remains on the forefront of implementing green technologies and standards.  

Tony Hayes, NCIEDI Chief Executive Officer, commended workshop attendees for their commitment to bettering themselves and their companies, and spoke briefly about the need for green education throughout the state. 

“We talked about how do we bring green education to the American Indian community because of the lack of green that was in the Indian community—and in the minority community overall—and we’re just extremely happy that we can hopefully do something together to benefit all of us moving forward,” said Hayes.

As part of the training initiative, program participants agreed to track their progress towards achieving LEED certifications and record any associated future successes they may be able to achieve due to the specialized training. 

For more information about [LEED]ING the way and Woodline/NCIEDI’s Green Education Courses, please contact Brenda Pollard at (919) 232-9414 or via email at