In addition to monitoring the LEED green building rating systems, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) also offers green building courses. These courses are offered online and in-person and are designed to meet the needs of those new to green building as well as those that are more experienced in the industry. The organization’s Green Building Basics and LEED course, which serves as an introduction to green building, is now available online in Spanish.
The course, which takes approximately two hours to complete, starts with the basics of the green building system and the LEED Rating system. According to the course literature, topics covered include how buildings can affect climate change, motivational reasons why you should consider green building, and various approaches and benefits to building green.
In addition to the two hours of online instruction, your registration for the course also includes access to a LEED case study library, a sixty-day time period to complete the course, can earn you continuing education hours with the American Institute of Architects, and it helps satisfy the requirement to take the LEED Green Associate Exam.
And now, all of this is available in Spanish. The USGBC wants the green building industry and its LEED program to be more accessible. Opening up a Spanish version of this introductory course is a great step.