Sustainability has become the popular trend within the design, construction, and operation and maintenance sectors.

Along with its growth, the LEED program has expanded in its awareness and use. It cannot be denied that LEED is changing the way buildings are being designed, constructed, and operated. The benefits are clear and proven with regard to cost savings, reduced energy and water consumption, and increased indoor air quality.

Due to the impact it had, has, and will have LEED on the design, construction, and management of facilities, many professionals involved in these sectors choose to improve their careers by obtaining LEED accreditation.

If you are exploring the benefit of obtaining LEED - LEED AP or LEED GA accreditation, consider the following benefits:

  • You will expand your skill sets and abilities;
  • Improve your credibility with customers and employers;
  • It will probably increase your value in your current position and with your current employer;
  • Improve your employment opportunities and be more appealing to potential employers;
  • Your employer will differentiate you among your coworkers.

Obtaining LEED accreditation could also affect your salary, making a significant difference in salaries between green building consultants who have LEED certification and those who do not.

If you are involved in the management of construction, design or facilities, obtaining a LEED accreditation could have a positive impact on your career.

And now may be the time to do it. Sustainability and green building will grow in popularity until it becomes the mainstream as its value becomes increasingly evident.