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Career Green Building Architect

  1. 1. Architect: Green Building
  2. 2. Becoming an Architect… <ul><li>Architects must become licensed by each state through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up of different boards from all 50 states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 basic requirements: Education, Experience, and Examination </li></ul><ul><li>B.A. and/or M.A. in architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools must be accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation in the Intern Development Program (IDP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a joint program of the NCARB and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires 700 training units (TUs) or 5,600 hours of working experience under the supervision of a liscensed architect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Series of 9 exams administered by NCARB </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Architects <ul><li>Employment: 113,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Demand: Good in general, changes with the market </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>self-employed, 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector, 60% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public sector, 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Salaries: U.S. only, according to the 2006-7 Occupation Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Median income of $62,960 . Middle 50% earn b/w $46,690 and $79,770 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intern Architects: b/w $35,000 and $58,000 depending on experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed architects: $51,709 and $64,519 before 10 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$62,608 - $79,919 with 10-15 years experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$72,678 - $96,928 with 15+ years experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Senior architects and partners: $100,000+ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most branches of engineering: median income of about $60,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountants : median income of $50,770 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trend: Green Architecture/Sustainable Design </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is “Green Building” <ul><li>Also known as sustainable design, natural building, and green architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the increased efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing building impacts on human health and the natural environment through better location, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and more. </li></ul>
  5. 5. United States Green Building Council <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consists of 11,000+ member organizations (75 regional chapters) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guiding Principles of USGBC ( http://communicate.usgbc.org/usgbc/2006/08.15.06_guiding_principles/guidingPrinciples/index.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Why build green? ( http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=291& ) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 10. FYI <ul><li>http:// www.thegreenarchitect.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.architectureweek.com/topics/green.html </li></ul>

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