About Eric Corey Freed

For over 25 years, Eric Corey Freed has been helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Clients like Autodesk, Pixar, and County of Los Angeles rely on Eric’s humor, insight and experience to train their staff, identify energy savings and design innovative buildings. His average result per project is a 30% cut in energy use and carbon emissions. Over 300,000 people have attended one of his hugely popular talks and workshops in 90 cities around the world. Hundreds of thousands more have read one of his many bestselling books, including the ubiquitous "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies”. Eric began his career studying under students of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, and today is named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."

The new ARE 5.0 exams: How does 7 exams for the price of 5 sound?!

By |2019-01-21T18:38:58-08:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: 5.0, NCARB, Study Advice|

Version 5.0 of the Architect’s Registration Exam (ARE) is being introduced at the end of 2016. After 20 years in service, the current version (ARE 4.0) will be retired after June 2018. While this is exciting news, it could also upset your carefully planned timeline to studying and passing.

Goal Setting Tips for Young Architects

By |2019-01-21T18:39:13-08:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Career Strategy, Productivity, Profession|

The New Year is a good reminder to set and review your goals. A successful career in Architecture doesn’t happen by luck or by chance. It requires a clear vision of what you want, setting tangible goals, and then assigning tasks to work toward those goals. There are 168 hours in a week. Assuming you sleep 7 hours a night (and you should), that leaves around 119 hours.

Our 18 Favorite Productivity Tools For Architects

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14-08:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Productivity, Profession|

We are productivity nerds. In fact, if you’re reading this, you probably are as well. Any professional that takes their work seriously would naturally want to find new tools and software to help them do their job faster and to remove repetition from their day. So we’ve put together a list of our best kept secrets that put more time back into our day and free us up to focus on more important things: like design!

How to ask your Boss for a raise (or to pay for your ARE Exams)

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14-08:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Career Strategy, Profession|

Asking for more money can be a stressful and awkward experience.  In fact, nearly two-thirds of employees don’t ask for a raise (instead they just wait for it to happen).  But by not asking for a raise, you could be hurting your career, as well as your financial future. As architects, we don’t make as much money [...]

Do I need to complete IDP before I can sit for the ARE?

By |2019-01-21T18:39:34-08:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: IDP, NCARB|

So you wanna be a Rock Star. You're ready to enroll in IDP AND start taking the Architect Registration Exam simultaneously. Bravo! But wait... Most candidates assume they must complete their IDP (Intern Development Program administered by NCARB) before they can sit for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). But wouldn’t it be great if you could [...]

NCARB Announces Testing Centers Abroad, But Why?

By |2019-01-21T18:39:50-08:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: NCARB|

This week, NCARB announced that candidates can now sit for exams in London or Abu Dhabi. You can read their full announcement here.   They also state in the article that they are actively pursuing locations in China. You may be wondering, why would NCARB be working so hard to let people take the exam overseas? Further, [...]

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