Course DescriptionGreen buildings embody a design intent on balancing environmental responsiveness and responsibility, resource efficiency, and cultural and community sensitivity. The course primarily focuses on the LEED Rating System, currently the centerpiece of the most innovative, effective aspects of green design. The course will cover both versions of the rating system administered by USGBC, LEED 2009, and LEED v4. Topics range from sustainable principles, and current sustainable design and building practices, to specific elements of the LEED rating system. This course benefits individuals who are very hands-on in their role in the design and construction of a green building, as well as anyone with an interest in understanding the basic nuances of green building.
Department of Engineering & Technology