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GBCI Celebrates 10,000 LEEDŽ Green Associates

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced that it has awarded the LEED® Green Associate credential to over 10,000 individuals this week.

The credential was introduced to the market in 2009. The LEED Green Associate exam tests for fundamental understanding of sustainable building practices and principles. It is specifically designed for those individuals who work in industries that support sustainable building, such as manufacturing, sales, policy, real estate, property management, law, marketing, and many others. It is also a starting point for students and professionals who desire to eventually become LEED APs with specialty, GBIC said.

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) provides third-party confirmation that specific criteria related to LEED building certification and LEED professional credentialing have been met. GBCI is undergoing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation process for personnel certification agencies complying with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024. Early in 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program for the more than 30,000 commercial projects seeking third-party verification of compliance with the industry's leading green building rating system. For more information, visit www.gbci.org.  [Return to top]