Title

Implementing LEED Course in the Bachelors Program

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

6-2010

Conference Name

2010 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition

Conference Location

Louisville, KY

Abstract

Mounting energy constraints are enhancing the trend for sustainability; creating proficient demand for GREEN Building experts. This trend highlights the importance of individuals with LEED Professional Accreditation in hand. In today’s competitive market individual’s latent talents have to be exhibited effectively to make it count. LEED Accredited Professionals can tangibly bolster the efforts towards comprehending the idea of GREEN building industry in particular and render their valuable services towards the community at large. This research enlightens us on implementation of the courses required for LEED Accreditation in the curriculum of students at graduate level. This will provide students with an opportunity and platform to prepare for LEED Accreditation Exam alongside their formal university graduation. The research includes the implementation of LEED in the curriculum of Bachelors of Science in Construction Engineering Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and the results of two surveys conducted to ascertain the response of Indiana University-Purdue University students’ and Construction Industry across North East Indiana towards LEEDAccreditation in general and LEED Accredited Professionals in particular.

Disciplines

Construction Engineering and Management | Manufacturing