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Career   Green Building Architect

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    Career   Green Building Architect Career Green Building Architect Presentation Transcript

    • Architect: Green Building
    • Becoming an Architect…
      • Architects must become licensed by each state through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
        • Made up of different boards from all 50 states
      • 3 basic requirements: Education, Experience, and Examination
      • B.A. and/or M.A. in architecture
        • Schools must be accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAR)
      • Participation in the Intern Development Program (IDP)
        • This is a joint program of the NCARB and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
        • Requires 700 training units (TUs) or 5,600 hours of working experience under the supervision of a liscensed architect
      • Must pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
        • Series of 9 exams administered by NCARB
    • Architects
      • Employment: 113,000
      • Demand: Good in general, changes with the market
      • Breakdown:
        • self-employed, 30%
        • Private sector, 60%
        • Public sector, 10%
      • Salaries: U.S. only, according to the 2006-7 Occupation Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
        • Median income of $62,960 . Middle 50% earn b/w $46,690 and $79,770
          • Intern Architects: b/w $35,000 and $58,000 depending on experience
          • Licensed architects: $51,709 and $64,519 before 10 years
            • $62,608 - $79,919 with 10-15 years experience
            • $72,678 - $96,928 with 15+ years experience
          • Senior architects and partners: $100,000+
        • Most branches of engineering: median income of about $60,000
        • Accountants : median income of $50,770
      • Trend: Green Architecture/Sustainable Design
    • What is “Green Building”
      • Also known as sustainable design, natural building, and green architecture.
      • Involves the increased efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and materials.
      • Reducing building impacts on human health and the natural environment through better location, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and more.
    • United States Green Building Council
      • The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
        • Consists of 11,000+ member organizations (75 regional chapters)
      • Guiding Principles of USGBC ( http://communicate.usgbc.org/usgbc/2006/08.15.06_guiding_principles/guidingPrinciples/index.html )
      • Why build green? ( http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=291& )
      • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    • What is the LEED System? OVERVIEW RATIONALE USGBC LEED CONCLUSION L EADERSHIP in E NERGY and E NVIRONMENTAL D ESIGN A leading-edge system for certifying DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, & OPERATIONS of the greenest buildings in the world Scores are tallied for different aspects of efficiency and design in appropriate categories. For instance, LEED assesses in detail: 1. Site Planning 2. Water Management 3. Energy Management 4. Material Use 5. Indoor Environmental Air Quality 6. Innovation & Design Process
    • Levels of LEED Ratings OVERVIEW RATIONALE USGBC LEED CONCLUSION Green Buildings worldwide are certified with a voluntary, consensus-based rating system. USGBC has four levels of LEED.
    • FYI
      • http:// www.thegreenarchitect.com /
      • http://www.architectureweek.com/topics/green.html