PROVO, UT — A construction management student at Brigham Young University took his passion for the environment and started the Sustainable Build and Design Club to educate others about sustainability, according to The Maneater, Brigham Young''s student newspaper.
As part of the club, Dave Robinaugh and other members help prepare students for an exam to become a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), the story stated.
Robinaugh said: "The idea of the club is to help people realize that what they do has an impact on the world around them and that everyone in their specific area can make a difference. To me, it’s just about building responsibly. I think for so long the majority of my industry has built in a manner that was irresponsible and people have demanded buildings that didn’t show respect for the world around them, the people around them or the creations of God."
At the beginning of the year, only two students were accredited in LEED, but there are now 16, with another dozen students expected to take the test at the end of the semester, the story noted.
The club sets aside four Saturdays a semester to help prepare for the test and takes students on a tour of a green-friendly building to help solidify the principles they have been learning, the story added.
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