Marymount University’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) course on September 7 was an unqualified success, attracting 22 students who filled the university’s seminar room at the Reston Center.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) instructor Rebecca Flora facilitated the LEED 201 course that included participants from as far away as Tennessee and North Carolina. The group represented a variety of disciplines representing the fields of interior design, architecture, real estate and facility maintenance and construction.
LEED 201 is an eight-hour course required by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) to gain its LEED Green Associate credential. Additional LEED credentials include Interior Design & Construction, Building Design & Construction, Neighborhood Development and building Operations & Maintenance.
In July 2012, Marymount University became the first four-year institution in the country to be licensed as a USGBC Authorized Education Delivery Partner. The program is a professional development companion to Marymount’s respected academic programs in Interior Design.
Marymount will announce plans for additional LEED courses in the near future.