Skip to main content

LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group (UWS)

ID : 61851   
« back to classes page
 This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. 
In each of the first seven Units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas.  The final Unit focuses on exam preparation.  

To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the Unit's quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students. 

You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion.

Supporting Topics in all Units include:

  • Primary references
  • Case studies of LEED certified building projects
  • Concepts of integrated design
  • Project team approach
  • LEED champions
  • Third-party verification
  • LEED administration process
  • Exam Preparation

Unit 1

  • Introduction and Project Site Factors
  • Introduction to LEED
  • Community Connectivity
  • Zoning Requirements
  • Development

Unit 2

  • Water Management
  • Types and Quality of Water
  • Water Management

Unit 3

  • Project Systems and Energy Impacts
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Green Power

Unit 4

  • Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials
  • Recycled Materials
  • Locally Harvested and Manufactured Materials
  • Construction Waste Management

Unit 5

  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • Ventilation
  • Pollutants
  • Indoor Air Quality During Construction
  • Indoor Air Quality Before Occupancy

Unit 6

  • Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach 
  • Integrated Project Team Criteria
  • Durability Planning and Management
  • Innovative and Regional Design
  • Codes

Unit 7

  • LEED Certification Process
  • Project Requirements and Resources
  • Costs
  • Project Resources
  • Standards

Unit 8

  • Green Associate Exam Preparation
  • Credentials
  • USGBC and GBCI
  • Exam Application and Eligibility Requirements
  • What to Expect on Exam Day
  • After the Exam


Class Details

8 Sessions
Online 24/7


Kelly Gearhart 

CEUs : 3.2



Registration Closes On
Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/1/2019 - 5/24/2019 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Kelly Gearhart 

Contact Us! - 952.358.8343
Normandale Community College - Continuing Education

9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System