Empowering professionals to step up to the challenges of creating sustainable buildings. Taking online learning to the next level.
Green Living Education provides professional education related to LEED V4 certification. We have developed an online education platform built on Podio which provides an innovative and sustainable learning method.
The courses have been developed and are thought by Emmanuel Pauwels who is a USGBC Faculty. The USGBC Faculty is a USGBC designation recognizing professionals who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topics of LEED, green building and sustainability.
The interactive, hands-on approach and expert instruction prepares participants to apply sustainable building practices in their projects and to prepare for the LEED certification exams.
Our mission is to provide a high quality online education experience enabling industry professionals to prepare for the LEED certification exams. That’s why we have designed our education platform based on Podio, an online collaboration platform. Using this platform allows for:
Easy: learn at your own pace with simple-to-use technology
Interactive: a social chat with the teacher and other students
Connectivity: a network that allows you to connect with fellow students
Low-cost: no travelling costs
Professional: learning from expert teachers
Accessible: all you need is an internet connection and a laptop or tablet
Study when it is convenient for you: watch short video lectures, take interactive tests and post and read class messages whenever it suits you best.
Once you have become a LEED Accredited Professional, we provide you access to our online community of fellow LEED accredited professionals. This online community allows you to share contacts, best practices and LEED related information in addition to a variety of supporting resources to supplement your future LEED career.
All of our courses are set up on an innovative social platform called Podio. This allows us to replace the classic hierarchical teacher-student relationship to a more interactive networked structure.
The online learning platform has the following features:
Once you have become a LEED accredited Professional, we provide you access to our online community of fellow LEED accredited professionals. This online community allows you to share contacts, best practices and LEED related information in addition to a variety of supporting resources to supplement your future LEED career.
There are web conferencing sessions scheduled every two weeks. During these web conferences group tasks are being discussed, questions are being answered and guidance is provided in order to make sure the learning process and tools are clear for everyone.
There are regular group tasks using desktop video conferencing tools allowing students to hold online meetings to work on their group tasks. The group tasks allow you to get to know fellow students and improve your online collaboration skills.
Innovative and extremely useful for a green building professional
Green Building practitioner, Romania
Very enlightening and totally relevant to my day job
The platform is very interactive, instructive and useful from many points of view: possibility to discuss subjects, brainstorming, exchanging of ideas, “breaking” the language barrier,…
Sorin Catalin Chelba
technical manager, Romania
Concise, informative and collaborative approach to achieve an understanding of the LEED methodology
Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives, United Kingdom
The social component of the online course is a good idea since it creates a positive pressure to study
The course inspired me to incorporate sustainability and LEED in to my professional activities
The Podio platform is a great platform for an online course