Becoming a Green Building Professional: A Guide to Careers in Sustainable Architecture, Design, Engineering, Development, and Operations [NOOK Book]

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Here is the completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in sustainable building and design—a clear and concise survey of the field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with firsthand interviews with green building professionals, it covers everything from educational requirements and design specialties to the many directions in which a career in green building and design can go.

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Becoming a Green Building Professional: A Guide to Careers in Sustainable Architecture, Design, Engineering, Development, and Operations

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Overview

Here is the completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in sustainable building and design—a clear and concise survey of the field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with firsthand interviews with green building professionals, it covers everything from educational requirements and design specialties to the many directions in which a career in green building and design can go.

Becoming a Green Building Professional answers these key questions:

  • What do green building professionals do?
  • What are the educational requirements for green building professionals?
  • What types of jobs are out there?
  • How does one get green building experience? What is the future of the green building profession?
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"For those considering a new career or a career change on green and sustainable design, Becoming a Green Building Professional offers practical information on educational requirements, career options, guidance and tips, and firsthand interviews. Perfect for design and building professionals who want to reinvent and renew their careers as well as students considering such a career, this is a vital and informative guide to a growing field." (ASID Icon, Fall 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118310397
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/3/2012
  • Series: Wiley Series in Sustainable Design, #33
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Holley Henderson, LEED AP BD+C/ID+C, provides sustain-able consulting and speaking for the built environment and global business strategy, collaborating with owners, design firms, and manufacturers via H2 Ecodesign, a company she launched that has facilitated nearly 3.5 million square feet of green buildings around the world. Holley has served on multiple national USGBC committees including most recently as Chair of the USGBC LEED CI Core Committee; current Vice Chair of the USGBC LEED Market Advisory Committee; and member of the USGBC LEED Steering Committee.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

WHY GREEN BUILDINGS?

Our Place

The Need

A Reason to Care

Leadership

Further Incentives

World of Gray

Green building

History of Green Building in the United States

At All Levels

What is a Green Building Professional?

Legacy

Green Jobs Stats

Green as in “Salary”

How to Get Into the Field

On the Horizon

Chapter 2

What Do Green Building Professionals Do?

Common Principles

The Natural Step

Metrics

Integrated Thinking

Multi-faceted Perspective

Chapter 3

Green Building Education

Importance of Eco-Education

Values & Qualities

A Well-Conceived Process

Start Early

Pre-K

Higher Education

Do You Need an “Environmental” Degree?

Building or Green Degree?

Degree Option 1: Building Profession

Undergraduate / Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

PhD or Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Option 2: Specialized Environmental

Multidisciplinary Degrees

Choosing a College

Post-College Educational Options

Training Programs

Time and Results

Format and Forums

Hands-On Training Programs

Continuing Education

Perspectives from Educators

Chapter 4

Fresh Perspectives

Chapter 5

Experience of Green Building Professionals

Early adoption becomes mainstream

How to Get Green Experience

Hands-On Experience

Volunteer—Get Involved!

Mentoring

Internships

Accreditation

The Green Job Search

The Plan

Resources

Tools

Determining a Best Fit

The Green Architect

The Green Contractor or Construction Manager

The Green Civil Engineer

The Green MEP Engineer

The Green Interior Designer

The Green Landscape Architect

The Green Urban Planner

The Green Real Estate Professional

The Green Facility Manager or Owner

Experience + Resources = Results

Chapter 6

Green Building Specialists

A Sprouting New Sector

The Race to Stay Current

Range of roles

Sustainability Consultants

Green Building Consultants

How Green Building Consultants Work

Green Building Consultant Interviews

Higher Level of Green Specialty

Site Specialist

Water Specialist

Energy Specialists

Materials Specialist

Air Specialist

Coming Together for the Future

Chapter 7

Green Building Process & Tools

Process

From Construction to the Entire Process

The Toolbox

Selecting the Best Tool for the Job

Transparency

Green Building Certifications

Environmental Issue Areas

Materials

Indoor Environmental Quality

General Tools

CHAPTER 8

THE BUSINESS OF GREEN BUILDINGS

Financials

CHAPTER 9

THE FUTURE OF GREEN BUILDING

Forecast

Global

United States

Beauty of Age

New Look

The End is the Beginning

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