The LEED Green Associate certification, although not mandatory, is a nice to have in the construction area.
Canada Green Building Council – Québec (CBDCa-Qc.)
The title of LEED Green Associate is bestowed upon members accepted into the Canada Green Building Council – Québec (CBDCa-Qc.). The objective of the Canada Green Building Council (CBDCa) and its Quebec chapter is the same :Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.
Members of the Canada Green Building Council are companies, institutions, universities, organizations, municipalities and government agencies involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of buildings, homes and communities.Their organization offers a variety of continuing education courses to ensure their members are always improving. The sites provides multiple resources about environmental issues and they regularly hold meetings and events to engage and involve their community.
It acknowledges a general comprehension of LEED systems and sustainable construction. It is considered as a first level certification, and is generally associated to construction specialists that are not directly related to technical areas (product manufacturers, university teachers, real estate agents, etc….)
Possessing such a designation will give LEED Accredited Professional credibility while practicing in the green building specialized field.