WASHINGTON — The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced that the number of individuals who have earned the status of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) has exceeded the 100,000 mark, according to SustainableBusiness.com.
The number of individuals seeking LEED-AP status doubled in the past year, greatly surpassing GBCI''s predictions, the story stated.
Two new LEED credentials, Green Associate for allied professions, new green builders and graduating students and a specialized credential for Green Building Operations & Maintenance, have recently become available and are expected to increase the number of certifications issued, the story noted.
Earlier this year, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program, the story added.
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