5 reasons why you should start studying for the LEED Green Associate exam


Green building certification is a process that can help reduce the environmental and sustainability impacts of buildings. In Vietnam, LEED and LOTUS  are the two common green building certification programs. Each of these certification systems also has its own professional credential programs for those interested in getting a foot in the door for a career in sustainability, architecture, and construction. While LOTUS only has the advanced-level LOTUS AP credential, LEED also has a foundational credential for sustainability, called LEED Green Associate (LEED GA).


LEED GA is the entry-level green professional credential

To obtain this entry-level credential, all you need to do is to register for and pass the LEED Green Associate exam. Below are the top 5 reasons you should start studying for this exam.

##1. LEED GA course is ideal for beginners who have little or no exposure to LEED. It is helpful for covering the entire LEED rating system and the basic green building concepts that you’ll need to know.


##2. Improved professional skills in sustainability in general and LEED certification in particular, which can improve the outcome and performance of projects that you work on.


##3. Access to educational resources that will help make your future endeavors easier, such as internal training and educational workshops, sharing skills and knowledge helpful for colleagues and partners, etc.


##4. You’ll be able to differentiate yourself from other professionals who don’t have any green credentials.


##5Studying for the LEED Green Associate exam is one good way to network with other green building professionals, who also want to make a positive effect on the environment.


The Vietnam Green Building Council is dedicated to helping its members become accredited in sustainable design practices through various education and training programs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on green building credentials or training opportunities.

VGBC regularly organizes LEED GA Preparation training course