Best Jobs for LEED

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

Using Your LEED Certification as a Structural Engineer

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:50
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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.  Read more: Using Your LEED Certification as a Structural Engineer »

LEED Jobs: Plumbing Contractors

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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Plumbing Contractors »

LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers

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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Lighting Designers »

Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control

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Wed, 2018-03-28 18:08
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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.  Read more: Using Your LEED Certification in Pest Control »

LEED Jobs: Urban Planners

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:59
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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Urban Planners »

LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:42
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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.

If you want to learn more about LEED, visit our New to LEED? Start Here! section.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Commercial Cleaners »

LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:00
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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: College Sustainability Staff »

LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:57
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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Product Manufacturers »

LEED Construction Management Jobs After Accreditation

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:43
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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.  Read more: LEED Construction Management Jobs After Accreditation »

LEED Jobs: Real Estate Attorneys

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Thu, 2017-11-09 15:02
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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.  Read more: LEED Jobs: Real Estate Attorneys »