LEED experience for USGBC Member volunteers
The Green Building Outreach Initiative provides LEED registration fees and a LEED project team for a selected nonprofit organization's green building project. If you are looking for LEED experience, or if you just want to lend a hand to a worthy cause, you can join the project team by applying for the "GBOI LEED project team" here: Volunteer Here
Professionals such as Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers are needed to administer and document the project. The scope of the services provided by the GBOI pilot program includes virtually all professional services associated with the LEED registration of a project. Whether you have experience on a LEED project or not, your professional knowledge and skills are needed for the documentation and registration of the project.
Contractors have a large role to play in the LEED registration process. Experience with the GBOI LEED project team is a valuable asset and can be used for professional project experience. Many owners and architects are looking for contractors with the understanding and familiarity with the LEED process and there will be many opportunities for mentorship and sharing valuable experience and knowledge.
We also need students who can assist. For LEED APs, volunteering provides valuable experience which qualifies for maintaining their LEED AP status.
For those who want to support green building strategies and show their commitment to the greening of their community, there are opportunities to get involved as well. Local organizations are encouraged to volunteer to host charrettes, donate printing services, provide publicity and marketing services, and provide green building components.
About the GBOI:
The GBOI is a pilot program to assist Tallahassee area non-profit organizations to achieve LEED Certification, educate our community about green building principles through tours, case studies, and outreach opportunities, and provide its member with LEED project experience.
The Capital Region Chapter of the US Green Building Council’s sponsorship of the GBOI includes the payment of LEED registration and certification fees, and the services of a pro-bono LEED team. The pro-bono team services include green building design consultation and recommendations to achieve LEED accreditation, research and development of LEED documentation, and administration of the LEED Online process including document submittal, and verification.
Volunteers that will be responsible for the administration, documentation, and registration of the project must be USGBC members, however, they are not required to be a LEED AP. The volunteers will be organized and assigned tasks based on their level of experience, design discipline, and the amount of time they are able to commit.