This course will provide fundamental knowledge of sustainable building concepts, current environmental design building rating systems (for example, LEED), and building performance and diagnostic metrics, as well as referenced standards related to sustainable design. The course will examine U.S. case studies to determine best practices, and will adopt practical research experiments in building indoor environmental quality, focusing on thermal, air, lighting, and acoustic qualities. It will also introduce technical and quantitative methods for passive design strategies for a zero energy building. This practice-based course will equip students with analytical skills to develop best green design and technology combinations depending on environmental characteristics of a building site. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the LEED Accredited Professionals / Green Associate Exam, which is rapidly becoming the standard of recognition for green building professionals.