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Lessons Learned Integrating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into University Construction Management ProgramsThe Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation from the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB) has been recognized nationally in the residential construction industry forleading the way in green building and enhancing the professionalism of the residentialconstruction industry. This designation was originally designed to give building professionalscontinuing education and credibility in green building. Homebuilders with the CGP designationhave the potential to become more successful at green building because they have learned toidentify and adapt to the social, economic, political, environmental, and technological issuesaffecting green building and their businesses.From fall 2009 to spring 2014, NAHB has partnered with nine university constructionmanagement programs top teach the CGP profession designation. In this time period, nine CMfaculty have taught 21 CGP classes, with 329 students participating in the CGP Training. Thispaper answers the question: Has the NAHB CGP designation courses been successfullyincorporated into construction management programs? The addition of the CGP course andprofessional designation into construction technology education, the contractual relationshipbetween the university and NAHB, the requirements of the educators delivering the courses, andthe integration and administration of NAHB industry curriculum into an undergraduateresidential construction management specialization program are discussed. A course evaluationsurvey was conducted at the end of each semester to obtain the students’ perspectives about thecourse. The researchers also interviewed the nine CGP faculty who have taught the CGP coursesto gain their perspective on the program. The results of the student surveys and facultyinterviews are presented and discussed. The authors discuss the challenges, lessons learned, andfuture course planning.
Holt, E. A., & Kelting, S. (2015, June), Lessons Learned Integrating the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation into University Construction Management Programs Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24425
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