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.