College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Being a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) demonstrates a fundamental understanding of sustainable building principles and practices. Since green building is at the forefront of construction, there is no better way for Construction Management students to enter the industry prepared in this area than by taking the LEED General Associate exam. This paper is a case study that obtains students’ perspectives on implementing a new Construction Management technical elective course that will prepare students to successfully take and pass the LEED GA exam. A survey was conducted to gauge student familiarity with sustainability, as well as their interest in earning their LEED GA accreditation. This paper presents and discusses the results of these student surveys. Results provided insight into students’ current knowledge of sustainability and their level of desire to learn more on this topic. Results also indicated students’ preferences regarding course format and test-taking strategies. This paper aims to provide information and guidance that will allow educators to improve student education and credibility in sustainability and the built environment. This paper serves as research that can be used in reference when potentially implementing this new technical elective course.

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