Could you please explain LEED Green Associate job opportunities?

ghanasyam urlana's picture
ghanasyam urlana
January 11, 2016


Could you please explain job opportunities for LEED Green Associate role,

Can we extend certificate validity period.

Thank you!


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Rob Freeman's picture
January 12
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Hi Ghanasyam, thank you for your question.

A search on Indeed for "LEED Green Associate Jobs" results in the following are types of jobs that require or include LEED Green Associate or LEED AP in the job description:

  • Intern Architect
  • Commercial Construction Associate/Project Engineer Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator/Sustainability Associate
  • Energy Manager
  • Sustainability Project Analyst
  • Senior Project Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Project Executive
  • Program Associate, Buildings
  • Electrical Project Manager
  • HVAC Install Technician
  • Sustainability Administrator
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Associate LEED Project Manager
  • Group Manager

Most of the roles above are for the real estate, construction and design industries but almost any role in today's economy can benefit from knowledge of sustainability.

Studying for and earning your LEED Green Associate credential is a good way to get a general understanding of how sustainability works, especially as it applies to buildings. However, the concepts can be applied to many different industries. 

For more information on how LEED is useful for job seekers, see "How will a LEED credential help my career?" and this study by USGBC on growing demand for LEED credentials by employers.

Your LEED Green Associate credential is good for 2 years, and every 24 months you would need to maintain it with continuing education (3 LEED specific and 12 non-LEED specific) ceus to have it extend for another 24 months.

Let us know if you have any additional questions and thanks again, Rob


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