Higher education serves as a critical leverage point for making green building education a part of every student’s academic course.

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.

Using the Built Environment as a Pedagogical Tool

One of the most effective ways to create a living laboratory on-campus is through project-based learning. The built environment offers a rich context for hands-on activities.

Read Hands-on LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement to learn how to integrate the built environment into educational opportunities for students.

Community Green

Community colleges receive additional curricular resources, discounts and direct support through participation in our Community Green program. Get involved to receive free USGBC institutional membership.

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Core Concepts Guide

Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide

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