30 Aug '13, 2am

High school sustainability curriculum helps students achieve LEED Green Associate in South Carolina

High school sustainability curriculum helps students achieve LEED Green Associate in South Carolina

South Carolina recently became the first state to offer a High School Sustainability Curriculum program, developed by the USGBC South Carolina Chapter , which now boasts graduates who have achieved their LEED Green Associate credentials. Students in the Sustainability Curriculum program learn how to use materials, energy, room size, and orientation to improve building efficiency and minimize environmental impacts. Following their time in the program, three Sustainability Curriculum graduates of Gilbert High School’s Center for Sustainable Solutions went on to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, demonstrating a solid foundation in green building principles and practices. These new LEED Green Associates, along with the other LEED professionals in the state, will help to ensure that South Carolina can lead in transforming the building industry. The chapter began working with ...

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