“Many design firms are requiring some type of credential, whether LEED, WELL or others upon employment. These students already have this complete. We are educating designers to create healthier buildings. This benefits communities and the environment — a win for everyone,” she said.
The students who became certified are:
- Michaela Cook, of River Falls
- Jesalyn Dahlstrom, of Mosinee
- Emma Emch, of Colfax
- Kaylin Keffeler, of Wausau
- Ariel Kuchta, of Green Bay
- Nicole McConville, of Watertown
- Ezra Nelson, of St. Paul
- Allison Pizzi, of River Falls
Brehm noted that students also prepare for other certifications during their coursework and that aspects of sustainability are embedded in the curriculum.
“Students get excited about these topics and take these issues seriously. They understand that their decisions do and will have great impacts on other people and the environment,” Brehm said.