Patricia Andrasik , assistant professor, architecture, was included in a story by the USGBC on LEED Lab. See the article below.

Practical Knowledge: University students receive hands-on training through the LEED Lab program.

From: USGBC Author: Alison Gregor


While Gulich developed the course at Purdue independently, the USGBC's Center for Green Schools assisted Catholic University of America in developing the course and conducted a pilot program there from spring of 2011 through 2013, says Jaime Van Mourik, the director of higher education at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

At Catholic University, five or six semesters are necessary to achieve certification of a building, which is examined with other buildings for feasibility in one semester, while implementation of the LEED requirements and credits, along with documentation of the data, may well take two semesters each, says Patricia Andrasik, the assistant professor and the head of sustainability outreach who designed the course syllabus.

While about seven colleges and universities are now offering LEED Lab courses (with some international institutions as well as K-12 schools also interested), Catholic University is the first institution where the LEED Lab course has resulted in certification of a building under LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance. As a result of student coursework since 2011, the Crough Center for Architectural Studies, a former gymnasium built in the early 1900s, was certified in September, Andrasik says.


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