LEED Green Associate

Hours: 65 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,275.00

Course Overview:

Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate course provides the foundational concepts and standards for the residential, commercial and institutional green building industry. This course prepares students to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam and forms the foundation for a career as a LEED Professional. Course content covers green building core concepts and strategies, sustainable thinking and implementation, LEED standards and rating systems, and an overview of the LEED Green Associate credentialing exam.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the principles of the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED standards and ratings
  • Identify strategies for efficiently using energy, water, and other resources in the building industry
  • Identify methods for promoting occupant health and productivity in indoor environment design
  • Identify principles for reducing waste, pollution, and environmental degradation in the building industry
  • Comprehend the principles of sustainable thinking, iterative and innovative design, and the implementation process

Course Outline:

LEED Green Associate Module 1 U.S.
Green Building Council
  • LEED Green Associate Certification
  • Intro to Green Building
  • USGBC Programs
  • USGBC Policies
  • LEED Ratings and Standards
  • USGBC Certifications
  • Sustainable Sites
LEED Green Associate Module 2
About Green Building
  • Efficient Water Systems
  • Efficient Energy
  • Waste Reduction
  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Utility
  • Sustainable Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovative Design
LEED Green Associate Module 3
Sustainable Thinking and Implementation
  • Green Buildings and Communities
  • Environmental Impact of Buildings
  • Green Building and Climate Change
  • Green Building Over Time
  • Green Building Costs and Savings
  • Sustainable Thinking
  • Life Cycle Approach
  • Systems Thinking
  • Establishing an Iterative Process
  • Team Selection
  • Goal Setting
  • Observation
  • Use of Technologies and Strategies
  • Implementation
LEED Green Associate Module 4
Green Building Core Concepts and Strategies
  • Application Strategies
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environment
  • Innovative Design
  • Innovative Operations
  • History of USGBC
  • USGBC Today
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

All necessary materials are included.


Upon successful completion of the LEED Green Associate course, students will be prepared to sit for the U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Green Associate Certification exam to become a Certified LEED Green Associate.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **