From LED light bulbs to water efficiency, what makes a building "green"? A new course at UC Irvine intends to teach students the answer.
UC Irvine is offering a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Construction Management Course through its Extension program, which will educate students on the requirements for LEED compliance and an understanding of LEED documentation.
"I originally thought it would be good for contractors," instructor Kenneth Howe said. "The interest has been beyond that."
Howe has been in development and real estate for 20 years. He's worked on LEED certified buildings in Orange County and Los Angeles, such as Park Virdian apartments in Anaheim, which received a LEED Gold certification.