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Why Is LEED Accreditation So Important? By Francisco Jose
Why is LEED Accreditation important for MEP engineers and project managers?
LEED is the acronym for Leadership Energy Environmental Design.
The intention of LEED is to certify buildings that are designed, constructed and maintained in a manner that maximises energy efficiency.
As oil and fossil resources become scarce and more expensive, energy management of buildings are becoming a prerequisite with real estate developers and designers. We are all worried about the well being of our planet and the sustainability of current energy production. Reducing energy consumption of buildings is more crucial than ever before.
How does LEED work?
Building developers, contractors, architects, engineers, facility maintenance managers and or designers apply for LEED certification under a particular rating system;
1. Building Design and Construction,
2. Interior Design and Construction,
3. Building Operations and Maintenance,
An application is made to USGBC ® (United States Green Building Council) and once accepted, the project will be eligible to achieve points by satisfying various green building practices requirements.
The project will be awarded a ranking in certified, silver, gold or platinum - and deemed a LEED certified project.
Only LEED accredited persons can monitor and manage LEED projects. This means that you would require to pass the LEED certification exam, which would earn you the title of LEED accredited professional (LEED AP). The accreditation will give you a fuller understanding of the expectation and objectives of LEED certification requirements.
Writing the LEED AP exam?
You would have a choice of 3 levels of accreditation;
The Green Associate exam (the entry level exam) and easiest eligibility requirements. The LEED Green Associate can be a stepping stone for the LEED AP with specialty.
The LEED AP with specialty exam has stricter eligibility requirements and you would have to prove that you have, or are working in a LEED certified project.
The LEED AP Fellow which is the more difficult of the two and considered the elite accreditation.
The exam is underwritten by USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and under the auspice of Green Certification Institute (gbci.org).
The best way to study for the LEED AP exam is to use Study Guides in combination with the Green Associate handbook which you'll find on the GBCI website.
Exam time for the Green AP: 2 hour exam; 100 multiple-choice questions
Cost: USGBC national members/full-time students: $150, All others: $200.
Remember that after you have acquired your accreditation, you will need to keep your knowledge and skill up to date.
Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED?
CMP is a method of keeping you updated on the latest developments. This means that every 2-years you would have to provide proof that you are indeed up to date on the latest LEED developments. You do this by acquiring continuing education credits.
1. you'll be required to pay a maintenance fee of $50 every two years.
2. you will also be required to do 15 hours of continuing education every two years, with 3 hours obtained from an approved program specific to LEED updates.
For more information about acquiring your LEED accreditation, you can visit MEP Construction World.com [http://www.mepconstructionworld.com/leed/]. Here you'll find precise information on what it takes to pass your LEED Associate exam.
Francisco Jose owns and edits MEPConstructionWorld.com, a blog aimed at MEP construction and engineering management professionals.
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