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From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint02(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com]
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 8:37 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: LEED Certified
 
 Is anyone on the list LEED certified? 
 
yep
 
Is LEED certification for a structural engineer specific, or is it a general certification, same for architect, mechanical, etc.? 
 
general certification
 
Would a structural engineer take a different test from say an architect? 
 
no
 
 is the US Green Building Council the only group that officially certifies LEED designers, or are there others. 
 
only usgbc
 
If you are LEED certified, was it done under 1.0 or 2.0? 
 
2.0
 
Does it make a difference regarding your certification? 
 
i don't think you can sit for the 1.0 version test - it is not offered
 
Is there continuing education requirements for maintaining LEED certification? 
 
not yet
 
How difficult was the exam? 
 
the test is computerized and multiple choice (the answers are not always 1 out of 4 or 5 - sometimes it is "choose the best 2 or 3 out of 4 or 5" - this makes it considerably "harder").  the cut score is pretty low though.  you will get your results immediately.  
 
the reason i took the test is that here in seattle, green is king.  i wanted to be able to speak and understand the language.
 
the portion of leed certified projects for structural engineers is fairly small, mostly limited to material selections.  the majority of the work in leed certified projects is for civil and mechanical.
 
have a good one. 
 
da