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UF Graduates Gain Skills Needed to Hit the Ground Running

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools published a story about, and interview with, SBE Program Director, Bahar Armaghani and her DCP 4214 > Green Building Strategies (i.e., LEED Lab) course in the University of Florida College of Design, Construction, and Planning. A taste of the story is excerpted below.

LEED® Lab™ isn’t your typical college course. The LEED Lab course goes far beyond just giving students an understanding of basic concepts and actually prepares them to land the competitive 21st century careers they want—and to succeed in them. In LEED Lab, students participate in the entire LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying themselves. In the process, students master green building concepts, gain hands-on experience and learn valuable skills applicable to any professional field.

At the University of FloridaBahar Armaghani, LEED Fellow, LEED Faculty has seen firsthand the success stories that LEED Lab generates. Bahar is a professor at the College of Design, Construction and Planning, and also the Director of the Green Building Learning Collaborative at the University of Florida (UF). In the fall of 2014, Bahar started the first LEED Lab course at UF, aiming to bridge the gap between the education and operation arms of the university, and to make UF a laboratory for learning. We recently caught up with Bahar to hear some of these exciting stories.”

-USGBC, Center for Green Schools

To read the whole article and learn more about the USGBC LEED Lab and the instructional leadership of SBE Program Director, Bahar Armaghani, visit the USGBC story and interview and check out the Introduction to LEED Lab below.

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