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A Little About the LEED

LEED, Green Associate, Credential

Today's tip is about the LEED Green Associate credential offered by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Facility managers are probably already familiar with the LEED Accredited Professional credential. LEED Green Associate credential is similar, only it is intended both for professionals in the green building-related fields of practice who may not be immediately involved in the LEED certification process, as well as professionals and students interested in working toward their LEED AP credential.

To become a LEED Green Associate, you must be employed in a sustainable field of work, have worked on a LEED-registered project or have completed an education program in green building principles. A candidate must document the experience in the form of a letter from a supervisor, client, project manager or teacher that describes involvement on the job or in the classroom.

To ensure that skills remain current, LEED Green Associates must participate in 15 hours of continuing education every two years.

For more information on the LEED Green Associate credential, visit www.gbci.org.

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