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The Advantages of the LEED Accredited Professional Program

What are the advantages for FMs of going through the LEED Accredited Professional process for themselves and their staff?

From an organizational perspective, if a LEED-EBOM initiative is to be undertaken, it is obviously very important for everyone on the team to know what they’re doing. Becoming a LEED Accredited Professional with an Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) credential will provide the base knowledge necessary to deliver a cost-effective solution for the facility. Additionally, by providing the necessary training for the FM project team, the company will be driving home the importance of completing the LEED-EBOM project for the organization while communicating in detail, the sustainability initiatives laid out for the project.  

From a personal perspective, the LEED Accredited Professional for Operations & Maintenance credential is widely accepted in the industry as a standard for FMs who have, or want to be involved with LEED projects in the future. The market potential for LEED-EBOM projects is roughly 80 times greater than the LEED for New Construction market, so achieving a LEED AP with the O+M specialty not only opens your career to a whole new industry, but also provides the knowledge base necessary to provide job security.

Answers provided by Charlie Popeck (charlie@egreenideas.com), President, Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants. 

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