About GreenCE
Our Team

The GreenCE team draws from a vast pool of professionals that includes architects, engineers, LEED consultants, scientists, and media specialists. Whether your company needs to develop an AIA education course or a Health Product Declaration (HPD), our team has the experience and the resources to get the job done. Our team members support and participate in professional organizations from AIA, CSI, and USGBC chapters to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. With several decades of experience combined, the GreenCE team is dedicated to creating the highest quality continuing education programs in the construction industry.

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President and Owner

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Ron has several decades of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Ron Blank started his company RonBlank & Associates in 1985 based on one underlying mission, to bridge the gap between design professionals and product manufacturers. His ten years of experience in designing and consulting on commercial concrete tilt-up projects throughout Texas helped. As the years went by, Ron saw a need for easily available continuing education for design professionals. He developed one of the first online learning centers for design professionals around the world to earn their AIA credits. Eventually Ron’s company would be the only AIA platform provider to win two national AIA continuing education awards.
After the launch of the LEED rating system, Ron saw a crucial need to educate design professionals about sustainability. He founded GreenCE in order to offer high quality education to LEED APs and LEED Green Associates. Ron also saw a significant opportunity to help building product manufacturers develop GBCI CE courses, LEED v4 documentation, and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Today Ron oversees a talented group of architects, engineers, and dedicated professionals who hope to transform the building industry.

Vice-President and Media Director

Brad Blank

Brad has worked with building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, and specifiers for over fifteen years. Having made architectural specification calls for numerous building product manufacturers, Brad understands first-hand the importance of being able to offer proof of a product's sustainability claims. He obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Miami graduate film program. After working as a producer, writer, and director in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles, Brad turned his attention to the education market. As Media Director for GreenCE, Brad has created several video continuing education courses on topics such as Net Zero Energy Building Certification™ (NZEB), LEED Platinum schools, and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). He oversees our video services which include: concept & development, script writing, production, and post-production.

Executive Assistant/Content Creator

Stacie is our Executive Assistant and Spec Shaman blog contributor. She supports the GreenCE team, first and foremost, by providing excellent customer service to our clients. Beyond that, no task in the office is too small for her to handle. Stacie has a BA in English/Communications/Fine Arts from Washington State University Vancouver and is completing her MFA in Writing from Goddard College. She is excited to use her vast experience in customer service, writing, fine arts, and teaching to support and promote GreenCE's commitment to increase sustainable design literacy at all levels and to accelerate the transition to a sustainable built environment.

GreenCE offers AIA HSW online continuing education, LEED online courses, ADA online courses, and LEED Exam Prep. GreenCE helps design professionals obtain their AIA HSW hours, LEED-specific hours, barrier-free hours, and IDCEC CE hours. The website delivers LEED Exam Prep for the LEED Green Associate exam, LEED BD+C exam, and LEED O+M exam. The online LEED certification courses educate architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and students.

GreenCE is a USGBC Education Partner that offers the only free LEED exam prep in the country. The LEED certification course includes a free LEED exam study guide, free LEED practice questions, and LEED certification tips and strategies. In addition, GreenCE offers free courses for LEED APs to obtain their LEED BD+C hours, LEED ID+C hours, and LEED O+M hours. Most GBCI courses are free and in video format.

GreenCE is an AIA Education Provider and offers free AIA online courses. The free AIA courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. In addition, the platform offers barrier-free ADA courses for Texas and California architects. Texas barrier-free online courses and California Accessibility courses meet state requirements. TX ADA courses and CA ADA courses are created by the top ADA experts in the country.

Building product manufacturers can get specified by using GreenCE services. GreenCE develops AIA and LEED courses for product manufacturers to educate architects. The online architect courses help build brand awareness about building products. In addition, GreenCE hosts manufacturer webinars for 200-300 architects at a time. The AIA webinars and LEED webinars are free for architects who can learn about various products.

Finally, GreenCE helps manufacturers develop Health Product Declarations (HPDs), LEED v4 product documentation, mindful MATERIALS documentation, Google Portico documentation, and Declare Labels. We value our relationships with design professionals and building product manufacturers. They are crucial to our success.