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Advance your sustainability knowledge through LEED credentialing

During the 2022-2023 academic year, UW-Eau Claire is delighted to advance our sustainability programming by providing free Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate training and credentialing to 100 individuals across campus (85 students and 15 faculty/staff).

At the most advanced level, LEED credentialed professionals perform the LEED building certification process on recently completed construction projects, such as the new County Materials Complex.

LEED and UWEC

UWEC will offer training for the introductory LEED Green Associate credential in partnership with the company Leading Green, who will provide live webinars, recorded webinars, study materials and practice exams designed to teach UWEC faculty, staff and students the content they need to know to pass the entry level LEED Green Associate credential exam.

This not-for-credit online training takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete, plus study time, which will vary.

Why take LEED training?

Credentialing is an excellent resume-builder for current students and a professional development opportunity for faculty and staff who wish to build core competencies in sustainable building design.

Faculty and Staff who become credentialed will bring their new sustainability knowledge into projects across campus. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in Building Sustainability at the Academy (ENV 395), which investigates the County Materials Complex project — UWEC’s first attempt to attain LEED certification on a new construction project.

LEED Training Schedule

Outdoor class held next to the Little Niagara Creek

Fall 2022 training schedule (choose 1):

  • Oct. 1: 1-5:30 p.m. EST
  • Oct. 29: 1–5:30 p.m. EST
  • Nov. 12: 1-5:30 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 1: 5–9:30 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 17: 1–5:30 p.m. EST
  • On-demand recordings completed at your own pace

Register for LEED Green AP Training

Once registered, you will receive outreach via email from Leading Green, the company conducting remote training. When exam waivers become available, you will receive a notification from the Administrative Office of Sustainability.

Exam information

Currently, the Administrative Office of Sustainability and the Student Office of Sustainability are working to provide exam waivers, in addition to providing the training detailed above.

Cost: $100 for students; $250 for faculty and staff

The exam to certify the LEED Green Associate credential is a separate process from this training and is run by the UW Green Building Council. The exam “measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. The exam is ideal for those newer to sustainability and LEED.” 

Once credentialed, students must complete 15 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their credential. Webinars which count towards this requirement are available on the US Green Building Council Website.

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