The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED is the most well-known and prolific green building certification system in the U.S. Buildings that are LEED certified have been designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in energy efficiency, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reductions, improved indoor air quality, and stewardship of resources.
- LEED Green Associate is for those newer to sustainability and LEED
- LEED AP with specialty is for individuals actively working on green building and LEED projects and who wish to demonstrate expertise with a specific LEED rating system
Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes Certification
Green Globes is a comprehensive, science-based building rating system that supports a wide range of new construction and existing building project types. Green Globes buildings are energy-efficient, healthy, and environmentally sustainable.
International Living Future Institute (ILFI)’s Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge has been described as the world’s most rigorous green building and sustainable design certification standard. Living Buildings strive for net-zero or net-positive energy and are free of toxic chemicals.
International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard
The WELL Building Standard is a roadmap for creating and certifying spaces that advance human health and well-being across 10 core concepts. WELL works at any scale, from a single interior space to an entire organization.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
The AEE offers dozens of certifications around energy management, sustainable development, and utility services for the commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, energy services, and utility sectors.