Who Should Get LEED?

Since LEED is a comprehensive rating system that analyzes the lifespan of the building, from planning and design to construction and operations, it essentially impacts all professionals involved with these phases.

Architects, engineers, construction managers, and contractors are commonly at the heart of all LEED building projects. But they're not the only ones who benefit from the LEED Accreditation process. Let's take a look at some of the other jobs that benefit from LEED...

  Commercial Cleaning Companies   Pest Control
  Commissioning Agents   Plumbing Contractors
  Construction Managers   Product Manufacturers
  Environmental Engineers   Real Estate Attorneys
  Interior Designers   Structural Engineers
  Landscape Architects   University Sustainability Directors
  Lighting Designers   Urban Planners

 
So the next logical question is, will LEED get me a job?

The thing about employment is that requirements and preferences vary by employer, location, and job title. A green interior designer in New York City will likely have a different salary from a green interior designer in Tulsa, and there are a number of reasons for that. That being said, if your occupation falls within any of the sectors of design, construction, or operations of buildings, homes, or communities, you stand to benefit with a LEED credential.

Considering that LEED green building techniques are becoming standard practice, you should be aligning your resume and skill set with the knowledge and strategies that will get you viewed as a valuable prospect. In some respect, with city ordinances mandating LEED construction, it's basically becoming required that the professionals working on such projects have LEED knowledge.

Virtually anyone benefits from earning at least the LEED Green Associate credential. This is the most basic level of accreditation and is also a prerequisite to attaining higher levels of LEED accreditation. By itself, the LEED Green Associate credential provides a broad understanding of green principles and strategies. This is useful in any imaginable field of the future, from education to business to sales.

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