The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has partnered with the Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure Research Team of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va., to create green training for the construction industry. This curriculum, titled “Your Role in the Green Environment,” provides fundamental instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems.
“The primary purpose of this module is to provide craft
professionals with a fundamental knowledge of green construction principles and
methodologies,” said NCCER President Don Whyte.
The 15-hour introductory course introduces the LEED Green
Building Rating System, helps identify construction activities that contribute
to a project’s LEED rating, and addresses common construction pitfalls to avoid
in achieving LEED certification.
Upon evaluation of this course, NCCER has been recognized as
a U.S. Green Building Council (USGCB) Education Provider. NCCER abides by
USGCB-established operational and educational criteria and is subject to annual
reviews and audits for quality assurance.
The curriculum is also endorsed by Green Advantage and
recognized as beneficial to students and practitioners planning to sit for the
Green Advantage Commercial/Residential certification exam.
Students successfully completing the course through an NCCER
Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through
the NCCER National Registry.