Curriculum Integration

Students across degree programs need foundational understanding and introductory experiences with green building. Whether headed toward future careers in the building industry, legal fields, or perhaps as a healthcare professional working in a LEED-certified hospital, understanding the foundation of green building concepts provides students with the background needed to be better stewards of the built environment and educated consumers. From textbooks to hands-on guidance for utilizing green buildings on campus, USGBC has the resources to support curriculum integration.

Innovative Program

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Check out the comprehensive series of videos highlighting the 2009 Solar Decathlon winners.

Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, Second Edition

    Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, Second Edition.

    The Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, Second Edition provides a foundation for the study of green building and LEED. The Guide explains many of the important tenets of green building while providing strategies for implementation and specific case studies designed to broaden your knowledge of green building. The Core Concepts Guide is an excellent resource for faculty and staff teaching the concepts of green building.