Student Testimonials...

"Your class was very stimulating and interesting. You are an excellent instructor. I enjoyed your teaching style .... taking us away for a moment to another interesting place or experience and bringing us sharply back to the LEED training. You helped me feel right about my recycling efforts at home and made me think twice about throwing away perfectly good things with your computer salvage story. I will send you an e-mail after I take the test and let you know how it went. Thanks!"
- Tom Eichar, General Contractor - Sarasota, FL
"I want to let you know that I have passed the LEED AP exam today scoring 181. I must say that without attending your class and without having your preparation materials, I could not have done this. I had attended other classes (PPI) and tried 3 times before attending your class but couldn't succeed. Your study material is superb! I will recommend your class to anyone who is seeking LEED Accreditation."
- Praveen Kumar, Systems Specialist, Hamilton Sundstrand - Windsor Locks, CT
"Great course. The presentation was fantastic. It was obvious you are a professional educator. You were able to keep the material interesting to everyone, and to keep such a large group on track was an amazing feat in itself. Further, your passion for the subject is very inspiring."
- Gary Grass, LEED AP, Ivy Development Corp. - Davie, FL
"I am a small firm principal architect in Sarasota, Florida and I scored 199 out of 200 on the LEED NC2.2 exam after attending super-instructor Greg Hamra's exam preparation seminar. Mr. Hamra very deftly provided a clear lens view of the unfocused vagaries presented by the LEED NC 2.2 reference manual with a very informative and stimulating delivery. I certainly could not have achieved this level of success on the exam without the knowledge gleaned from Mr. Hamra's Everblue Training seminar."
- David Michael Davenport AIA, NCARB, LEED AP - Sarasota, FL (video)
"Hi Greg – I passed the LEED AP exam this morning; with a score of 195. I would like to thank you for all of your help and all the great study material that Everblue issues for preparation of the test. Thanks again."
- Brett Mykrantz - General Manager, S.D. Deacon Corp. of California
"I’m happy to report that I passed the LEED-NC exam today with a 200!! I want to thank you for all the help. You are a great teacher and I got a lot out of your class. You are very engaging, held my interest, and had many memory techniques that I used during the test (WIMSEE, 2 pees and 1 poop, GS 11 = paint brush strokes, etc.). I couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks." - Charlie O’Hanlon, PE, LEED AP - Deputy Director, Office of the Architect of the Capitol - Washington, DC
"I thoroughly enjoyed your class this past Monday and Tuesday. Your memorization tips are very helpful and I feel confident that I will be able to absorb the material now. You kept the class engaged. I was never bored with your stories, humor and the photos. You also helped me visualize the concepts with all of the graphics and the way you vividly described the requirements. That is important for someone like me who is a visual and hands on learner. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and letting us know what we can expect on this exam. Your course is excellent! I wouldn't change a thing. I will be passing my LEED AP exam on June 25th. I will send a follow-up email to let you know how I did."
- Teresa Comesana-Alfau, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
"First let me extend my thanks for your time, professionalism, and quality of instruction. You are truly my compass in navigating the seas of LEED. Before your class I was overwhelmed and discouraged. You have relit my candle of motivation and confidence! Your slides and pictures of your real world experiences have really driven home what we are all trying to do here and why we are trying to change the future through a more sustainable design approach. I have had the opportunity to take part in other classes such as the USGBC LEED Technical Review Seminar but this has been the most informative by far. Everblue does a great job with how the class is structured as well as the materials furnished for study. My hat is off to you sir; you and Everblue are truly making an impact on our society and environment through education, one individual and one class at a time! I hope to take what you have taught me and start doing my part in the big picture. Thank you, Greg, and thank you Everblue!"
- Curtis Segura, Project Engineer, W. F. Hayward Co. - Sacramento, CA
"Thank you for a great presentation and exam prep. It is one of the only seminars during which I haven't dozed off at some point during the day. Both the quality of your presentation of the material and your ability to make it comprehensible was fabulous, especially to those of us not in the construction, architecture, or engineering fields ."
- Lara Schenkman, Attorney at Law- Miami, FL
"Thanks again for a very enjoyable and enlightening class. Your mixed-media approach to learning combined with wit and real life experiences made the class very effective. I’m back at work now and I'm actually missing being in class. I will pass the test and I will go on to LEED AP training – hopefully under you!"
- John Hoffman, Energy Consultant, California Green Designs - Tarzana, CA
"Thank you for the very good instruction on the LEED test. It must have been good because I passed yesterday with a 189! I did not have to review anything other than the items you handed out in class. Also you were right that 3 weeks is a good timeframe after the class for taking the test. I found the Powerpoint slides useful to review over and over and over. This helped to gel the connection between the credits. I did a brain dump but I ended up not using it because the recall of the slides was so easy because of the way they were presented."
- Kristy Long, RA, Architect of the Capitol - Washington, DC
"I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the good attitude and disposition you offered us pupils during the LEED course. Laurinda referred to the material as “monumentally dry” and it only took one day for me to understand where she was coming from. You are a great instructor and you have a great capacity to transfer the information properly, however your forte is in clearly seeing and predicting when your class is about to go blank and preemptively strategizing to avoid us from falling into blankness, by pulling your tricks to wake us up and keep us engaged. This is what it takes to teach this monumentally dry material, and you’ve got it!"
- Walid Wahab, Architect, Wahab Construction Co.- Miami, FL
"I am writing to share my feedback on your instructor, Greg Hamra, who I had the pleasure of taking a LEED class with last week. He took what could have been really dry material and brought the class to life. His lessons went above and beyond the syllabus and left us with knowledge that extends beyond the credits and points of LEED. I am confident that having been taught by him, I will not only pass the LEED exam (after some long hours of studying, of course), but that graduates of his course are well on their way to really embracing the movement towards building a sustainable economy.

I will be sure to tell any of my colleagues that are interested in obtaining LEED AP that they have to take the class with Greg at Everblue, because you guys have the best materials and instructors."

- Jonathan Friedman, Green Revolution - Miami, FL
"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class in Tampa. Not only did I learn a ton about LEED, but also about what it takes be a great speaker and presenter. I have trouble getting up in front of people and talking, but you were a great example of how to do it right. You bring such great energy to the presentation, and you just bring such a positive presence to the room when you speak. You are not only well versed on the subject of LEED and what it takes to be GREEN, but on many other worldly subjects as well. Good luck to you as you travel, and I hope you have an amazing time in Dubai! I will keep you posted on how the test goes."
- Kristy Flint, General Contractor - Ft. Myers, FL
"After taking the test today and passing it with a score of 185, I wanted to personally thank you for the guidance and inspiration you provided through your course. It is not common to relate to a teacher who believes in what he teaches not only by applying the principles of his subject to his own life as well as you do, but also to a teacher who inspires and follows through with his students. For all of that I thank you and look forward to meeting you again when LEED 3 comes out swinging hard. It was a tough test but I was prepared for it, thanks to you."
- Anthony Tzamtzis, Architect and Former Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. (Author: "Passive Design Principles for Hot and Humid Climates")
"Greg, your course was invaluable. Regardless of study guides, etc., I am convinced that without attending the two day class, I would not have been able to succeed this morning, and, for that, I thank you very much. You certainly are a master of "edutainment."
- Tom Dowling, CSI, JCJ Architecture - Hartford, CT
"Greg did a terrific job of helping me pass the LEED AP test in record time (one week from course to exam). He knows LEED totally, organizes the material professionally and still manages to present a lot of information entertainingly. Do follow Greg's outlines and study tips, they are lifesavers. Do not underestimate the LEED examiners' ability to trick you. I have taken and passed the law bar exam in two states and never encountered such carefully crafted test questions to measure if you really know and are sure of the material. Do not underestimate the LEED examiners' ability to trick you."
- Robert A. Firger, Esq., LEED AP - - Hartford, CT
"Thank you so very much for a great class. You have amazing energy and maintain your sense of humor in spite of the monumentally dry material. You brought the subject matter to life and made it palatable and even fun.
- Laurinda Spear, Founding Principal- Arquitectonica
"I enjoyed 'the LEED learning slapdown' (our two days together) immensely. Your grasp of the length and breadth of the material was obvious and impressive - it is my last life straw as I head into the examination phase of the process. You are the brightest and most entertaining orator I've ever seen, so I knew I could say something like that and not have it misconstrued as criticism for your course! Hey, thanks again. The pressure here to pass first time is immense; I go next Thursday morning."
- Kevin W. Lipe, AIA Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC - Hartford, CT
"Greg, Thanks for a class that was not only interesting and informative but, very entertaining. You have a gift for teaching and your love of it is very obvious. Much continued success to you in the future."
- Bert Carvajal, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
"Thank you for an enjoyable training session. Your training and handouts were excellent. I would have been one of those engineers who said I can pass this without going to class or studying – but I would have been wrong!"
- Hank Siegrist, Environmental Engineer, P.E., CHP
"I took the test this morning and passed!!!! 184! I have to say I definitely studied really really long and hard.... All I can say is THANK YOU for the prep class! I could not have done it without your help.... "
- Teri Mancito, Architect, LEED AP
"I believe your class was excellent. Your professionalism, enthusiasm, and good sense of humor are qualities not easy to find together."
- Leonel Medrano, Chief Building Inspector, Miami-Beach Building Dept.
"I just wanted to say 'Thank You' for all the energy and enthusiasm you put into the class. Your energy made reviewing the material much more memorable and interesting. The LEED process is filled with memorization and nuanced bits of knowledge, and you helped us sort through all the challenges and offer some sense and guidance."
- Tom Weber, Human Element Design
"I can't speak highly enough about the course and your teaching methods. The subject could be very dry and when reading the material it is extremely monotonous; like stereo instructions. You made the class interesting and gave examples and information that help trigger the answers and information."
- Dominique Washock
"Just a note of thanks for an excellent training session. I passed my LEED NC exam Wednesday morning. I know I wouldn’t have achieved a passing grade in such a short time without the information provided by you in class. I appreciate your technique, especially how you kept us focused on the subject matter when class participation would begin to steer us off course." - Robert Janas, Senior Plumbing Inspector, City of Miami Beach Building Department.
"I went to the UF TREEO Center classes in Gainesville and they had nothing on your fervor and knowledge. They only spend 1 day zipping over everything and then practice quizzes and questions the 2nd day. Thank God I chose your class! (and they had foam cups, plastic water bottles and a crappy lunch, both days!)"
- John Perez, Growth Mgt. & Environmental Studies, Rollins College
"Do not take this exam before you take this class! Without the Everblue materials that boiled down an enormous amount of information into something more digestible, I wouldn't have been able to focus my study efforts so precisely. I have no background in architecture, engineering or construction so at first glance it seemed impossible to become a LEED AP -- but with Greg's simple-to-understand examples, I was able to grasp the material and pass the exam after just two weeks of serious studying! Thanks Greg!"
- Leisha John, CPA, LEED-AP, Ernst and Young, Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability
"I took the exam and passed! Much of the credit should go to your two-day class (your pointers were right on target) and I'm very glad I attended it. In my professional life I have attended a large number of classes and seminars and yours is one of the best in terms of the valuable information it provides. Thank you very much for your help.
- Luis R. Perez, P.E. Chief Structural Plans Examiner
"I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time last week and providing me with the tools to prepare for the LEED Exam. You demonstrated excellent technical competence, instructional and interpersonal skills to present the material to the class. Your technical skills included theoretical and practical work experience and knowledge of the subject. In addition, you possess the ability to organize and present information that I feel will be crucial to my success as a LEED AP. Other skills included the ability to listen to questions and phrase questions that stimulate learning. Thank you very much. I will let you know my test score as soon as I take my exam."
- Fernando Meza, Electrical Engineer, PM - Seminole Tribe of Florida

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