Green Building & Preparing for the LEED GA Exam

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As the building industry moves toward more sustainable concepts, architects, contractors, builders and other construction professionals will require education and certification in these growing fields. Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system is the prevailing standard for Green building and sustainable design across the country.

The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the first step toward entering the growing field of green building and essential to anyone involved in the building process to ensure the USGBC standards are met and maintained. LEED GA credentials ensure green building professionals are familiar with the LEED credit rating system including the extensive application process and required stakeholder involvement for success. Implementing LEED standards involves proper water management, employing sustainable building systems and materials, understanding energy impacts and reducing overall footprints. The USGBC LEED system is extremely intricate and requires a commitment by all stakeholders involved to create a LEED-Certified building. LEED Green Associates are on the front lines of making these transitions for the existing building stock as well as ensuring the next generation of US buildings use less energy, create less waste and conserve more resources than ever before.

The LEED Green Associate course examines green design, construction, and operations concepts that are fundamental to the LEED rating system as designed by the USGBC. The course is intended as preparation for students who will sit for the LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam. Topics include LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level, strategies, and synergies. LEED metrics and LEED-referenced standards are addressed throughout. Alongside LEED Project Experience, the LEED GA credential is the first step toward securing a more advanced LEED Accredited Professional credential.

The LEED Green Associate course will address the following primary course objectives:

  • Identify key concepts and goals associated with green building and LEED
  • Identify the sustainable elements of building project systems and their respective impacts on site selection, site design, material resource management, water consumption, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort
  • Describe the structure of the LEED rating systems and why they were developed
  • Describe the LEED Green Associate application, credentialing, and credential maintenance process

Certification: LEED Green Associate Certification
Certifying Body: US Green Building Council (USGBC)