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Joshua H. Cloud
CM 498
Seattle Campus

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CM 498 is a preparatory class that prepares students and working professionals to take the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional accreditation exam. Individuals interested in learning about green buildings, participating on a LEED project team, and/or preparing to take the LEED professional accreditation exam should take the class. While the class is offered through the University of Washington’s Construction Management program, it is open to students and professionals from all disciplines. The course will concentrate on the study of green building as it applies to commercial and institutional buildings, with the focus centered on preparing for the new 2009 LEED ‘Green Associate’ exam. Over the course of the 5 week summer session (June 23 to July 21), students will be introduced to the many strategies, processes, and materials used for the design and construction of high performance green buildings. The course will look at the current state of the design and construction industry using the USGBC’s LEED standard as a framework, while also helping students to realize the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green building. Theory, history, industry standards, and best practices will be analyzed as students will be expected to apply readings and the material discussed in class towards a mock LEED ‘Green Associate’ exam. The course will be offered from 5:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joshua H. Cloud
Date: 06/16/2009