With LEED V4 being implemented and the Version 3 deadlines ending, there have been quite a few changes to the world of LEED, including credits, rating systems, and the addition of the new professional credential, LEED Green Associate.
The LEED Green Associate credential is geared towards young and emerging sustainability professionals who want to be recognized for our knowledge of sustainability and green building practices. It allows us to exhibit our environmental knowledge and show that we have a firm grasp on the pillars of LEED. This new credential is LEED’s stepping stone to becoming a LEED Accredited Professional with an emphasis on specific types of projects.
I took an in-depth class on LEED and sustainability in college and obtaining LEED credentials has been a goal ever since.
I, along with my colleague James Bever and Abbi Weller, recently passes the USGBC exam to become a LEED Green Associate. I’m happy and proud to be a part of a community whose goal is to create a healthier environment and promote environmental stewardship for generations to come.
– Mike Anderson, LEED Green Associate