The Green Associate designation, (LEED GA) is the first tier accreditation given by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute). Originally the LEED AP exam was a longer exam that has now been broken down into two sections. The first tier is commonly referred to as the LEED GA portion.
What is on the LEED Green Associate Exam
Recognition Items: Recognition items assess someones ability to recall material from the Green Associate Exam reference guides. Application Items: Application items test the applicant with situation problems and solutions with respect to the principles or procedures of LEED. Analysis Items: Analysis Items test a candidate’s ability to dissect a problem down into its components and then create a viable solution. This is primarily done in two steps: dissection of a problem into elements and evaluation of the relationship of that problem.
Green Associate Definition
A person who has the understanding and ability demonstrated through passing an exam about the process of LEED building certification. A LEED Green Associate shows knowledge of green design, construction and how buildings operate in a sustainable way.
Who should get their LEED Green Associate Designation
Green Associates typical role in a project is consultation or taking on the roll of project manager. Project managers make sure that all aspects of the LEED standards are documented and underway.