LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and the project managers that specialize in these projects are wanted by companies all around the country. If you are one of these individuals, you understand that people are looking to be more environmentally friendly as they construct new buildings or renovate old ones, and you want to help them achieve their goals.
Here are the LEED categories that these project managers specialize in:
- Location and transportation
- Sustainable sites
- Water efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Material and resources
- Indoor environmental quality
Here are the different types of work that a LEED project manager utilizes his knowledge for during a project:
- Initiate a recycling plan for any unused construction materials
- Protect sensitive environmental areas near the project site
- Use the best eco-friendly materials for the project
- Hire sub-contractors that have experience with LEED projects
- Identify all LEED credit opportunities for the project
- Prepare and implement the LEED related building plans
- Submit all documentation online through LEED
LEED project managers go through the same training as other project managers in the beginning, but then they need to go through the LEED credentialing process. Once they achieve LEED AP level status, they are ready to tackle any LEED project that is available.
Anyone who wants a LEED certified building constructed will notice multiple benefits including:
- Higher value properties – most of the time, the property value increases by at least four percent immediately
- Approximately a twenty percent reduction in maintenance costs than a regular building
- Operation costs are approximately ten percent less than regular buildings
- Water usage is decreased by fifteen percent in LEED buildings
- A LEED building can cost less to build than a traditional building
These cost saving measures are making LEED buildings more popular to anyone who is building or even tackling a renovation project. Anyone can manage one of these LEED projects, however, project managers that have LEED certification are the only ones that can ensure that everything has been done properly and within the specifications that are needed for the building itself to become LEED certified.
Call us at 407-316-8544 to discuss ways to improve communication and energy efficiency during your upcoming construction project in the Orlando area or in other areas of central Florida.