I am thinking of applying to take the LEED-GA exam, as it now seems to be a pre-requesite for other LEED certifications (including LEED-ND when it is released). http://www.gbci.org/
I am a bit wary of the requirements, though:
- EITHER documented involvement on a LEED-registered project
- OR employment (or previous employment) in a sustainable field of work
- OR engagement in (or completion of) an education program that addresses green building principles.
I would think that planning itself qualifies as a "sustainable field of work," but GBCI defines that as "employment in a profession or at a company that relates to environmentalism or the green building industry." So are only environmental planners going to be allowed to take the LEED-GA exam? I have never worked on a LEED-certified project, and my "official" education finished years ago (though I get involved in environmentally-oriented AICP certificate maintinence classes, I don't think that qualifies).
So, any planners here ever apply for the LEED-GA test? What kind of experience did you use on the applications?