LEED Lab: Your ticket to a career in sustainability

Published on: 
20 May 2016
Sarah Merricks

One of the biggest draws of the LEED Lab course is that it prepares students far beyond just giving them an understanding of LEED and green building projects—it actually prepares them to succeed in 21st century sustainability careers. In the LEED Lab course, students participate in the entire LEED O+M process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying. In the process, students learn valuable skills applicable to any professional field.

But LEED Lab doesn’t stop there…

LEED Lab and the value of credentials

After the LEED Lab course is completed, students are prepared to sit for the LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) exams. These accreditations validate green building knowledge and expertise. A LEED professional credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement. With new jobs increasingly specifying the need for green building expertise, a LEED professional credential shows a clear commitment to professional growth, while also underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused jobs and organizations.

The LEED GA credential is your gateway to a career in sustainability, and is incredibly valuable to potential employers, clients and colleagues. If you are looking to showcase your knowledge and credibility in the booming green building marketplace, and can speak the language of LEED, a LEED GA credential is your key to success. In fact, 71 percent of hiring decision makers maintain that being credentialed increases competitiveness, and 85 percent of LEED professionals believe that their credential gives them a competitive edge in the market. By gaining practical experience in green building and earning their LEED GA and LEED AP credentials, LEED Lab students graduate with an advantage.

Learn more about starting a LEED Lab course on your campus