Interested in LEED? Want to become a LEED Green Associate? USGBC Students-UIUC hosts a series of study sessions to help you prepare for the exam!

Sessions are Thursdays 7pm in Lincoln Hall

A one-time fee of $25 for USGBC members and $35 for non-members will cover all classes and will grant access to study slides filled with details about the exam, the LEED rating system, how USGBC works, and many, many practice exam questions. If you are interested, please fill out your information here.

Contact the LEED coordinator with any questions.


What is LEED?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based, market­-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated.

Participation in the voluntary LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to immediately impact their building’s performance and bottom line, while providing healthy indoor spaces for a building’s occupants.

Define yourself as a LEED Green Associate

The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices. Professions that may be interested in the LEED Green Associate include real estate, law, planning, manufacturing, marketing, leasing, sales, education and those new to green building. LEED Green Associates enjoy a broad understanding of sustainability that bolsters their careers and enhances their lives.

LEED Green Associates earn their credential by passing a two-hour, computer-based exam comprising 100 randomly delivered multiple-choice questions. Access the candidate handbook for exam policies and procedures. All LEED Green Associates are required to maintain their credential through continuing education, and is a stepping stone to attaining more LEED-specific accreditation.

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