Green & Sustainable Buildings Jobs

Green buildings and sustainability are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Buildings are deemed green by the U.S. Green Building Council and their LEED rating system. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, and buildings are awarded various levels of LEED certification through analysis of the design, construction and operation of the asset. There are LEED rating systems for all types of assets, from schools to retail, healthcare, and even homes. The emphasis behind the LEED rating and sustainability is all about minimizing the immediate and long term impact a building's performance has on the environment through energy savings, materials selection, and indoor environment quality. Many developers, property managers, and investors are demanding LEED certification for all new assets, and LEED certification and green building techniques are even becoming mandatory for all new construction in most major cities.

Information on this page provided courtesy of Cornell University Baker Program in Real Estate