This past summer, through a partnership with US Green Building Council, ECHS Green Ambassadors passed the LEED Associate exam, making them some of the first people under the age of 18 to become LEED certified.
One thing that really struck me was the idea of interconnectedness and systems thinking. It was very ironic that this was a central concept because I’ve been exposed to these ideas since my first year at ECHS – this course just showed me how this thinking is applied in the real world!
-Carolyn Lam, ECHS Senior
Tesia Scott, Carolyn Lam, Gaby Morales (ECHS seniors) and Brittny Castillo (ECHS alum '15) passed the LEED Green Associate exam–the first step on the path to full LEED accreditation. In addition to studying for the exam, the students conducted a tour of the Silver Star Apartments, a site being built for homeless veterans. The project, led by A Community of Friends with support from Green Dinosaur, Inc. indends to become LEED Platinum certified and net zero energy.
ECHS students have already been consulting with organizations looking to take steps towards being green in their building and practices. This is an exciting and important step that expands their offerings as student consultants, and brightens their futures. If you are interested in learning more about having students consult with your company or organization, contact our Green Ambassadors Interns.
The students can now help guide people in the process of building and remodeling to ensure they are taking steps to develop buildings that are earth- and human-friendly.