Green construction. Green building processes. Sustainability. Renewal Energy. Not just buzz words anymore. I'm hearing news of LEED certified buildings and more and more LEED certified projects.
LEED certification may just be the next credential that all of us building and construction industry folks should be thinking of getting. Basically LEED Green Associate candidates need to pass a two hour multiple choice computer-based exam. The exam covers the fundamentals of green building and also on the LEED Green Building Rating System. You pass if your score is at least 170 out of 200 on the exam.
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) website allows you to register online for the exam.
And you'll need to have one of the following qualifications to be eligible for the LEED exam:
- Involvement on a LEED project
- Work experience in a LEED company
As more and more focus turns to "green" construction, this LEED certification can be a valuable tool in all of our tool boxes. So go out and get LEED certified and be prepared for more job opportunities in 2010 and beyond.