This is a 1 credit online course that prepares students to take the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Exam. This course introduces sustainable building concepts, design principles and site specific methods that are implemented to achieve a LEED certification rating for a project. If a student goes on to pass the LEED Green Associate exam (outside of this course), it will further enhance their credibility and marketability for employment in the fields of construction, engineering, architecture, environmental planning, project management and other sustainability-related arenas of employment.
All course-related material will be delivered through CNM Learn (Blackboard learning system). It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the structure of the course and the learning management system during the first week of class and let the instructor know immediately if problems are encountered.