LEED 3.0 is here and with it the new CMP requirements for a specialty designation. As I think about this new world of specialty designation outlined by the USGBC, I am torn regarding an attorney’s need to update the designation.
I learned a lot while studying for the LEED AP exam, and received my designation earlier this year. For this reason, I know that I will keep up with the various issues (check out Tim Hughes’ (@timrhughes on Twitter) take on the extended reporting issues here) relating to the new LEED energy reporting requirements and the new points that can be gained.
On the other hand, as an attorney, I will not likely be physically building anything in a way that a contractor or subcontractor would be so the knowledge is key, not necessarily the credential. Additionally, according to Real Life LEED (a great site for information on this topic), only 1.6% of legacy LEED APs have opted into the new system.
While this may be because we are all waiting to see what shakes out or just haven’t gotten around to it, I do not know. But such a small percentage could be significant.
What do you think? Please comment below and let me know your take on this issue. I am truly torn, so your input will be taken to heart.
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