Course Objectives:140 Hrs

The LEED Green Associate program provides a solid entry level understanding and overview of acceptable practices and current trends in sustainability and the integration design process. Students are then able to continue to detail the individual areas of focus. "Real world" project examples are used throughout the course and the instructor will organize the complicated green building strategies into a simple and easy to follow dialogue. The overall objective of the program is to provide an individual with the knowledge and skill level so that the individual can obtain an entry level job in this fast growing field. Students who complete this program are qualified to take the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) - LEED Green Associate Entry Level Exam.

Topical Outline:

  1. Module 1- Introduction to LEED
  2. Module 2- Sustainable Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  3. Module 3- LEED Green Building Rating System
  4. Module 4- Strategies and Concepts of LEED
  5. Module 5- Study Techniques and Introduction to the testing environment

Module 1-Introduction to LEED

  1. The What and Why of LEED
  2. Life Cycle of Built Environments
  3. Integrated Approach
  4. Green Building Costs and Benefits

Module 2-Sustainable Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

  1. Current Practice vs. LEED Approved Practice
  2. Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
  3. Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
  4. Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials

Module 3-LEED Green Building Rating System

  1. USGBC and GBCI
  2. LEED Basics concepts
  3. Accreditation Process
  4. Certification Overview

Module 4-Strategies and Concepts of LEED

Sustainable Sites:

  1. Water Efficiency
  2. Energy and Atmosphere
  3. Materials and Resources
  4. Indoor Environmental Quality
  5. Innovation in Design and Regional Positioning

Module 5-Study Techniques and Introduction to the Testing Environment

  1. What to expect
  2. Test taking strategies
  3. Study tips
  4. Review for final and Certification


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