You've seen it in email signatures and have heard people say they are a LEED®
Green Associate or LEED®
AP. What exactly does that mean?
To become a LEED® Green Associate, LEED® Accredited Professional specialty or LEED® Fellow, architects, engineers, planners, designers, construction managers, subcontractors, field personnel and more need to demonstrate an understanding of the LEED® Rating Systems. This means, staying up to date with sustainable building technologies and practices. Specialization in different industry sectors, proven skills and experience is all a part of the management of the LEED® certification process. LEED® Professional Credentials remain the goal of green building excellence for individuals within the rapidly-changing building and environmental industry.
Credentialing is managed by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI
) and includes registration/application, the different LEED®
exams and continuing education.