Best Jobs for LEED

The blogs in this series correlate how LEED green building principles relate to many of our construction-industry careers.

LEED Jobs: Structural Engineers

Tue, 2016-06-28 11:07

Last Updated: 2017-07-05 01:39

The value that structural engineers bring to LEED certification projects is their expertise in building materials and structural systems with consideration to structural adaptability for future use and alternative uses.

If you want to learn more about LEED now, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

LEED Jobs: Plumbing Contractors

Tue, 2016-06-21 10:07

Plumbing – refers to any system that conveys fluids. Heating and cooling, waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing. Plumbing contractors utilize pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids.

LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers

Tue, 2016-06-14 08:22

Architectural Lighting Design – a field within architecture, interior design, and electrical engineering that is concerned with the design of lighting systems, including natural light, electric light, or both, to serve human needs.

LEED Jobs: Pest Control

Tue, 2016-06-07 08:29

Pest Control – refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest and can be perceived to be detrimental to the health of nearby occupants.

Environmentally-conscious pest management companies may opt for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which focuses on pest preventation at the outset and uses pesticides only as needed.

LEED Jobs: Urban Planners

Tue, 2016-05-31 10:53

Urban Planning – a process concerned with the use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.

LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:17

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 03:05

Of all the individuals actively moving around a building, commercial janitorial staff are among the very few that are intimately aware of energy waste and overuse throughout a building. These individuals have key insight that many others could only estimate. Being that commercial cleaning crews are the eyes and ears of a building, they play an important role in a building’s pursuit of LEED Certification.

LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff

Tue, 2016-05-17 09:40

University Office of Sustainability – responsible for developing and implementing strategies to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the university. Staff in this department communicate, inform, and promote sustainability principles and programs throughout the university and also educate faculty, staff, and students.

LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers

Tue, 2016-05-10 08:51

Green Product Manufacturing – the systematic design and production of building materials with a focus on minimizing, or eliminating, resource use, waste, and pollution. Building materials may include concrete, marble, stucco, plaster, rebar, plastic, bamboo, and many other natural and synthetic items. These materials provide the make-up of buildings and structures and are commonly used by architects and construction managers.

LEED Jobs: Construction Managers

Tue, 2016-05-03 09:26

Last Updated: 2017-03-27 3:11

Because of the broad responsibility that construction managers have over the whole building project, their efforts can align very well with LEED. In order to lead a green building project, it is sensible that a construction manager possess LEED knowledge.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.

LEED Jobs: Real Estate Attorneys

Tue, 2016-04-26 10:08

Real Estate Law or Property Law – the area of law that governs ownership and usage of residential or commercial land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This includes structures and buildings.