Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most prominent standard in the world for quantifying the sustainability of buildings, with nearly 80,000 projects across 162 countries. Developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED allows accredited professionals trained in sustainable development practices to judge the LEED rating of various projects.
To receive the LEED Green Associate accreditation, individuals must pass an exam. However, because the test itself costs $100--not to mention potentially hundreds more for preparatory materials--BHS has stepped in to provide any interested UCLA students with free training and financing for the test. With weekly prep courses, guest speakers, and practice exams, the LEED training team is proud to say that all 40 of its students in the 2017-2018 year are now accredited LEED Green Associates. Another free training course will take place in Winter 2019.