Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most prominent standard in the world for evaluating the sustainability of buildings, with nearly 80,000 projects across 162 countries. Developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED enables accredited professionals to assess the sustainability of buildings and assign points that help earn the structure a “green” certification.
BHS offers a completely free accreditation program for UCLA students that are interested in learning about LEED. We provide study materials, practice tests, and reimbursement for the accreditation exam that has a value of about $500 for each student. We are proud to report that all 40 of the students in our program during the 2017-18 school year passed the test and became LEED Green Associates. In Winter 2019, we will be training an additional 60 students on the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam and 15 students on LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C).