LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the accepted standard for green building in the United States.

How to Find a LEED Job

Thu, 2017-12-07 11:41

Those looking to get into the sustainability industry usually begin with researching qualifications, such as education, certifications, and licensure. Then they look for corresponding job titles.

What’s unique about LEED is that the phrase itself represents a skill set as opposed to an occupation.

In some cases, LEED will specifically be referenced in the job title, but more often than not, you’ll find LEED listed among eligibility requirements and knowledge areas.

How to Become a LEED Silver Certified Contractor

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:02

Let me first start by saying that a “LEED Silver Certified Contractor” is not a thing.

You must be thinking, “How can that be? Why does the title of this post talk about becoming something that doesn’t exist?”

Incorporating LEED Into Your Community

Thu, 2016-03-17 14:44

Last Updated: 2017-04-19 01:07

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Have you heard of LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards apply to high-performance “green” buildings and make up the basis for LEED Certification. LEED Certification offers verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality, and improving quality of life.

What's New in LEED Version 4?

Fri, 2013-11-01 08:10

At the Greenbuild Conference & Expo next month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will reveal its new flagship product, LEED Version 4 (v4). The creation of LEED v4 is the culmination of years of feedback from various members and users, all of whom influence the adoption of new green building concepts in the marketplace. Given the USGBC’s mission to maintain a consensus and market-driven approach to the LEED standard, the new version will feature new and innovative credits that will propel green building forward.

What’s New?

How LEED Protects Water

Tue, 2012-10-23 08:56

A building project boasting a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification usually conjures images of an innovative design, a healthier environment, less energy consumption, and lower utility bills. But LEED goes beyond comfort and cost savings to encourage building owners to protect one of the world’s most vital natural resources – water. In order to become LEED certified, a building must achieve at least a 20% reduction in water usage, with additional points available for water efficiency measures implemented both indoors and out.

LEED 2012 Summary

Mon, 2012-06-04 12:33

You’ve probably heard about the LEED 2012 update to the USGBC’s green building rating system that is scheduled for release in November 2012, at the Greenbuild Conference. LEED 2012 is a technical update (as opposed to the LEED 2009 administrative update), which means the green building bar is being raised in many ways and, of course, some controversy comes along with it.

The USGBC has not released a date for when reference guides, building certification, and exams will roll over to the new version (that is, of course, if it gets approved).

You Have Earned a LEED Credential. Now What?

Mon, 2011-08-22 11:53

You have earned a LEED credential. Now what? First, let us say congratulations to you! Go ahead and show off a little. Be sure to let potential customers and industry professionals know your qualifications by placing your new LEED professional title on your resume and business cards.

You can also order a copy of your LEED professional certificate directly from the Green Building Council Institute.

LEED for Homes Green Raters and NAHB Green Verifiers

Fri, 2011-02-04 15:21

From builders and buyers to consumers and corporations, the motivation to go green is everywhere. As a result, a number of certifications exist to pursue and verify green building and design. Two of the more popular green home building programs are the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Homes Program and the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Green Building Certification. Both programs require third-party verification from a LEED Green Rater or NAHB Green Verifier.

Will LEED Get Me A Job?

Wed, 2011-01-12 11:50

Last Updated: 2017-04-13 11:17

LEED Certification Makes You An Invaluable Asset in the Exploding Green Building Industry

Pop quiz. Who wants a job? Now who wants a job that pays well?

That’s what I thought.

USGBC Unveils New LEED Pilot Credits

Sun, 2009-11-22 11:45

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently unveiled five new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits that are being investigated in a pilot program currently underway, according to Jetson Green.