Sustainability and Green Building
The purpose of green building is to design buildings and sites that will lessen their impact on the built environment and protect human health. This is done by:
- Using recourses, water and energy efficiently
- Providing indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for improved employee productivity and health
- Minimizing waste and the breakdown of the immediate and surrounding environment
Adopting green building practices can enhance the building performance and provide positive social, economic and environmental benefits for the organization as well as the community in which the buildings reside.
UF TREEO offers training to help individuals earn various green building designations, such as the Green Building Fundamentals for the LEED Green Associate and the LEED BD&C Overview and Exam Prep courses, both these courses prepare students to sit for the LEED GA and LEED AP exams, where successfully passing those exams will earn them the LEED GA or LEED AP professional designation.
Likewise UF TREEO offers the Green Globes Professional Certificate course. This course prepares students to take the GGP exam and earn the GGP designation. UF TREEO offers the certifying exam upon completion of the second day of the training course.