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LEED Core Concepts & Building Principles

LEED Core Concepts

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Take the first step to becoming a LEED AP and earn your LEED Green Associate Accreditation

Course Code: GRE000

As more contractors, workers, architects, and engineers become increasingly aware of the buildings they’re constructing, maintaining, and renovating, the demand for energy and environmentally conscious designs and processes has been growing. Get your start in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credentials with this course.

The LEED Core Concepts & Green Building Principles Course is the recommended pre-requisite students need before taking the LEED Green Associate Exam and teaches students all of the basic foundations of LEED Building. Covering a broad scope of sustainability practices, this course will teach green design, building, and operations and is the first step in bolstering a career with environmental and energy knowledge.

COURSE <br/>

Course Structure

This class that takes place over the course of one week during evenings and on the weekend. The evening sessions run Tuesday through Friday and start promptly at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. for a total of four training hours each evening. The last session takes place that following Saturday and runs from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. for a total of 8 training hours. Combined, this course counts for 24 training hours.

During the week students will have multimedia presentations from the head instructor, workbook exercises, and quizzes.

At the end of this course students should have the knowledge and be eligible to sit for the LEED Green Associate Exam, a two-hour, computer-based exam that is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions. Upon passing this exam, students will earn their LEED Green Associate credential.

Lead Instructors

John Decina, Program Director of the Green Path Corporation.

LEED Green Associate

ABOUT <br/>

What is a LEED Green Associate?

The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices. From marketers to lawyers, landscape architects to education professionals, and product manufacturers to policymakers, LEED Green Associates enjoy a broad understanding of sustainability that bolsters their careers and enhances their lives.

The LEED Green Associate credential denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations. Professions that may be interested in the LEED Green Associate include real estate, law, planning, manufacturing, marketing, leasing, sales, education and those new to green building

LEED Green Associate


What You Will Learn

Students attending this course can expect to learn about the following topics in class:

  • Project requirements and costs
  • Green Resources
  • Standards and organizations that support LEED
  • Credit interactions and interpretations
  • Components of LEED certifications
  • Strategies for overall credit
  • Prequisities and prelimiary ratings
  • Multiple certifications
  • Occupancy requirements
  • Community connectivity
  • Zoning requirements and development
  • Water management
  • Project energy systems and impacts
  • Environmental concerns and green power
  • Acquiring, installing, and managing materials
  • Recycled and local materials
  • Waste management
  • Durability planning
  • Innovation
  • Codes and project surroundings

LEED Green Associate


Should I Get Trained in LEED Building?

Absolutely! LEED building methods focus on simple and easy ways to drastically improve the energy efficiency of existing and planned buildings, while promoting environmental consciousness and sustainability. Knowledge of LEED practices will lead to better business and stronger professional relationships.

Whether you are a beginner, an enthusiast, a skilled tradesman, or a businessman, we have taken great care to make sure our courses are as accessible as possible to everyone. Some of the people we see come through our door include:
HVAC/R professionals, electricians, plumbers, homebuilders/architects, contractors, engineers, product wholesalers/resellers, salespeople, students, enthusiasts, and more.


Basics math skills; familiarity with equations, fractions and algebra. Basic Reading Comprehension. Basic computer skills. Backgrounds in construction and general contracting work a plus.

LEED Green Associate

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Register Today!

The LEED Core Concepts & Green Building course takes place at our main campus in Phialdelphia. If you would like to see what dates are available, please check the "Upcoming Class Dates" at the top right of this page.

Payment Options

Course Price: $750
Accepted Payments: Credit Card or Check

For Questions and Registration: Contact one of our admissions counselors today! Call toll free at 1-888-311-4786 or locally at (215)-464-6460. You can also contact us by clicking here and filling out this form.

LEED Green Associate


Regulations & Requirements by State

Please note that each state has different agencies, laws, and regulations that govern student eligibility to attend our courses. Students must make sure that they meet all requirements outlined by respective Departments of Education to be able to attend our courses and that they follow all guidelines and requirements. There currently are no restrictions to attending courses at our campus in Newark, New Jersey. For more information on the course location you are interested in, please review the information below:

States Student Qualifications
California Courses are open to the public, including all entry level job seekers.
Maryland Courses are for continuing education purposes only. Enrollment is restricted to electricians and contractors who are affiliated with United Electric Supply. The program is insufficient in length and content to qualify as entry level occupational training. Students must sign documents indicating that the enrollment restrictions have been met.
Massachuesetts Students must be associates with, register, and pay through our partner NorthEast Electrical Supply. No students may pay Infinite Solar for the course directly. Courses are currently restricted to professionals seeking continuing education or business to business training.
New Jersey Courses have been fully approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and are open to the public, including entry level job seekers.
Pennsylvania Courses are currently restricted to professionals seeking continuing education or business to business training.
Other States Contact us for more info.

Legal Disclaimers

While Infinite Solar is a provider of training courses that teach material related to LEED credentials, Infinite Solar is in no way associated with LEED certifications, credentialing, or other related signifiers that are a part of the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) programs. There are currently no official requirements required to sit for the LEED Green Associate Exam, however, GBCI strongly recommends candidates complete training programs or have experience with LEED building and concepts before taking the exam.