Demand for the LEED credentials like the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate are growing at a rapid pace. A study performed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has shown that these credentials have grown 46 percent over a 12-month period. According to data provided by Burning Glass, over 9,000 U.S. jobs were posted requiring a LEED credential. These jobs were in the fields of electrical and civil engineering, construction management, architecture and software development, among others.
LEED jobs in demand
A secondary 90-day study, conducted by USGBC education partner Pearson, found LEED appeared in 59 percent of all U.S. job postings, compared to the second-most-required skill, which appeared in 17 percent of the postings.
“This figure tells a powerful story about the value that building-industry employers assign to knowledgeable, LEED-credentialed professionals,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “LEED is a transformative force within the building sector, and every day, our network of more than 197,000 LEED APs and Green Associates are helping to advance the industry and push building projects to new heights of performance and resource efficiency.”
What can LEED credentials do for you?
- Affirms advanced knowledge in specialized areas of green building.
- Expertise in a particular LEED rating system.
- Competency in the certification process.
- Ability to guide decisions on green building projects for maximum LEED points.
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