USGBC Launches Web-Based LEED Training Course

USGBC Launches Web-Based LEED Training Course

The U.S. Green Building Council has partnered with Turner Construction to launch a Web-based training course designed to educate building industry professionals about LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional accreditation requirements. LEED accreditation enables industry professionals to demonstrate their understanding of integrated design and green building practices and principles, and ensures that they have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully steward a building project from design to LEED certification.

The three-hour Web-based course, titled "Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation," includes selected case studies, interactive learning exercises, and a practice exam with questions similar to those encountered on the LEED Professional Accreditation exam.

"The online LEED training is one of the many innovative programs USGBC is undertaking to broaden its scope," notes Peter Templeton, vice president of education and research at USGBC. "We are excited about the potential to reach a broader audience and educate as many people we can about the green building process."

The interactive course follows the Sienna Hills Library Project team as they delve into the LEED credit categories and prerequisite requirements. Divided into seven lessons, the course covers topics including the LEED rating system, coordinating a LEED project during design and construction, managing the LEED certification process, and verifying that a project meets LEED requirements.

More information on the new training course is available on the WBCSD Web site.