The CUA LEED Lab was developed at CUA as a research, methodology and application course, and is comprised of detailed lectures and technical evaluation. Our focus is on the quality of scholarly research over the quantity of buildings certified; LEED Certification is a goal yet the research opportunities and learning outcomes are most critical to our students and our administration. The first book describing our course LEED Lab; A Model for Sustainable Design Education is currently in production. 

LEEDlab
LEEDlab

Each class of students are exposed to and required to experiment with various quantifiable synergies, policy revisions, metering and tracking of various building systems.

Course Structure
Course Structure

The basic course structure for this CUA Pilot consisted of a strong interaction between students, administration and facilities personnel, and used lectures, site visits, essays and quizzes specifically focused on our building as learning methods.

Third Year
Third Year

Continuation of performance tracking and upload of prepared documents at LEED Project account for final review

LEEDlab
LEEDlab

Each class of students are exposed to and required to experiment with various quantifiable synergies, policy revisions, metering and tracking of various building systems.

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LEED®—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™—is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council®. The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED.