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


Sustainability in building design is increasing in demand within the construction industry. The Construction Management program at California Polytechnic State University currently requires classes that address sustainable building, but does not have a class that specifically prepares students for professional certification in this field. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the LEED Green Associate exam, which if passed, will earn the student the Green Associate credential. By offering this class as a technical elective, students will be given the opportunity to build off their previous knowledge of green building and pursue a certification that will help solidify their knowledge. Given that green building is on the rise, preparing students to earn a certification in this field will contribute to a greater wealth of knowledge of green building directly out of college and will make newly graduated students more competitive when they enter the job market. This project-based paper will provide an in-depth analysis of the proposed curriculum, course content, assignments, and evaluation methods that will be used in the proposed technical elective. The technical elective will be proposed as a 2-unit course that can be taken by students who are third-year standing.

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