With LEED version 4 being implemented, there have been quite a few changes to the world of LEED. These changes include credits, rating systems, and the addition of the new professional credential, LEED Green Associate.
The LEED Green Associate credential is geared towards emerging professionals to be recognized for thier knowledge of green building practices. It allows us to exhibit our environmental knowledge hence, showing our firm grasp on the pillars of LEED. This new credential is LEED’s stepping stone to becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. Becoming a LEED professional is a long-term investment and it’s easy to see why. The LEED GA is the fastest growing LEED credential. In a 2014 a press release from the USGBC, a study of U.S. job postings showed the demand for LEED GAs and APs grew 46% over a 12 month period. The investment is not only in yourself, but certianly in the health of the planet as well as your community.
I took an in-depth class on sustainability in college and obtaining LEED credentials has been my goal ever since. I, along with my coworkers, James and Abbi, recently passed the USGBC exam therefore becoming LEED Green Associates. I’m proud to be a part of a community whose goal is to create a healthier environment and promote environmental responsibility.
– Mike Anderson, LEED Green Associate