The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification awarded by US Green Building Council to “encourage adoption of sustainable green (environment friendly) building and development practices through creating and implementing universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria” CEH v10. In layman’s terms, it is a third party certification and a benchmark for design, construction as well as operation of green buildings.
The professional accreditation for LEED is also given to individuals, project managers, architects, contractors, construction managers, interior designers, landscape architects and even lenders and government officials to improve sustainability records.
As the world wakes up to the necessity of creating and maintaining sustainable properties which do not create environmental degradation, both in the US and abroad, stricter laws are being implemented with respect to building design, construction and maintenance. Read on for a free leed guide which gives more information on the examination procedure.
The green associate exam is an accepted international accreditation which gives a professional edge to its holders. For projects in the USA as well as for international projects, corporate houses increasingly prefer people well versed with the LEED parameters, who can work with related departments to complete building processes and maintain them according to LEED guidelines.