3 Things to advance your career with LEED image.Sustainable building is an incredible business opportunity, plain and simple. Companies worldwide are leveraging the power of sustainability through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Real estate investors and lenders want to invest in green buildings and communities. LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, have higher lease-up rates and retain higher property values. It’s estimated that by 2018 the demand for green building jobs will grow to 3.3 million and LEED will directly account for $26.2 billion in wages.

Are you ready to be a part of the green building industry? Here are three steps to move you down the path to your LEED credential:

  1. Create a USGBC account. With a USGBC account you can connect to USGBC member organizations, publish your personal profile, manage your LEED projects, manage your credentials, register for an exam, and stay up to date on the latest news. If the company you work for is a USGBC member organization, you can link to the company’s account to access member benefits and discounts.
  1. Join a USGBC chapter. Your local USGBC chapter promotes sustainable building and is a grassroots supporter and advocate for green building policies. This is your community and network of green building peers. There are USGBC chapters throughout the United States. If you are outside of the country, don’t worry! You can still use the online USGBC community to network and learn about the latest LEED news.
  1. Prepare for a LEED exam. We have been the No. 1 selling LEED exam prep since 2007 for a reason. Our customers have a 95 percent pass rate on the first try. Our exclusive exam simulation software prepares you with real-time feedback with explanations and live scoring so you pass the exam the first time. Our study tools cover all learning preferences, from on-demand webinars to flash cards to detailed study guides. Find the perfect LEED exam prep material for you.

Learn more about what a LEED professional credential is and why you may need a LEED specialty credential. Now is the time to advance your career with LEED.