Community Green

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Community Green to help community colleges prepare students for careers in sustainability. Thanks to the generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, two-year institutions in Texas, California, Washington, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, New York, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Jersey can gain access to an array of valuable benefits to support robust green building and sustainability education for students. Community Green works directly with faculty members at eligible institutions to provide the following benefits.

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE CREDENTIAL

Each student enrolled in a LEED Green Associate preparation course or faculty-led study group will receive the following support and resources:

  • One free registration for the LEED Green Associate exam
  • Access to the following study publications:
    • LEED Core Concepts Guide (Third Edition)
    • LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide (LEED v4 Edition)
  • One-year subscription to Education @USGBC

Faculty members instructing the LEED Green Associate preparation course or leading the study group will receive a one-year subscription to Education @USGBC as well as one year of access to an online LEED Green Associate v4 Exam Prep Course presented by a USGBC Education Partner.

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL (AP) CREDENTIAL

Each student enrolled in a LEED AP with Specialty prep course or faculty-led study group will receive the following support and resources:

  • One free registration for LEED AP with Specialty exam (BD+C, O+M, or Homes)
  • Access to the appropriate LEED Reference Guide (BD+C, O+M, or Homes)
  • One-year subscription to Education @USGBC

Faculty members instructing the LEED AP with Specialty exam preparation course or leading the study group will receive a one-year subscription to Education @USGBC as well as one year of access to an online LEED AP v4 Exam Prep Course presented by a USGBC Education Partner.


To implement these benefits on your campus, please
complete the expression of interest form here.