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Getting Started With LEED Series

The following pages will introduce you to the LEED Rating System, LEED certification requirements, and LEED credentialing process.

Page 1:  New to LEED? Start Here! (this page)
Page 2:  What is LEED?
Page 3:  LEED Credential Process
Page 4:  Who Should Get LEED?
Page 5:  Benefits of a LEED Credential

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to set a benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings and homes.

What is LEED Certification?

LEED Certified BuildingLEED Certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home, or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
LEED Certification is the most recognized global standard for high performance buildings that are efficient, cost-effective, and better for occupants and the environment.

Though LEED Certification is a goal for buildings, this process would be hard to accomplish without the passionate work of accredited LEED professionals. The first step toward learning about LEED is to become a LEED Green Associate.

What is LEED Accreditation?

Corporate ProfessionalsLEED Accreditation is a personal endeavor for green building professionals who want to validate their understanding of the LEED Certification process and increase their marketability. LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) come from all different disciplines, such as architecture, construction, engineering, facility maintenance, urban planning, and interior design.
One of the most common mistakes made by newcomers to LEED is when they say, "I want to become LEED Certified." They really should say, "I want to become LEED Accredited."

Everblue is the largest USGBC Educational Provider in the world. We are proud to have trained thousands of professionals from individuals to the largest corporations and government agencies. Our LEED training courses prepare individuals at all levels for the LEED exam of their choice. 

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