[1] The LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) credential indicates professional excellence and a strong depth of knowledge and practical understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating SystemTM, a third-party certification program and nationally accepted benchmark designed to encourage and accelerate global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 19,500 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits.