GEF Institute’s blended learning curriculum educates high school students on green building attributes and benefits, providing them with the educational resources necessary to understand, identify, and improve environmental inefficiencies within their own school building. Key topics include sustainable sites, water and energy efficiency, and environmental quality as they relate to building construction, operation and maintenance.

The course also provides students with opportunities to learn what materials are utilized to build green schools, and why these materials can be environmentally and economically sustainable choices.

The capstone project for those opting for a semester or year long course, is a school-wide audit in which students make recommendations for effective changes necessary to upgrade interiors, energy and water systems, and site and landscapes to accommodate for green efficiencies. Students will be instructed to prioritize areas for enhanced efficiencies and recommend improvements based upon the greatest need/ROI. Students will research how and where to request funding (from government sources, etc.) to help offset costs of upgrades.

GBC Unit 1 - Introduction to Green Building
$500.00
GBC Unit 2 - Energy and the Built Environment
$500.00
GBC Unit 3 - Water and the Built Environment
$500.00
GBC Unit 4 - Sustainable Sites and Land Use
$500.00
GBC Unit 5 - Materials and Resources
$500.00
GBC Unit 6 - Indoor Environmental Quality
$500.00
GBC Unit 7 - Building Science
$250.00
GBC Unit 8 - Present and Future of Green Building
$250.00
GBC - Full Year Course
$2500.00
GBC Semester Course
$2000.00
GBC Trimester
$1500.00
Blueprint for Sustainability Literacy
$500.00