Sustainable Construction Supervisors oversee the elements of commercial construction projects that impact the installation of high-performance building assemblies and mechanical systems, with a focus on the requirements of green building certification and credentialing schemes.
Sustainable Construction Supervisors who are LEED AP Certified have extensive knowledge and experience with sustainable building practices and LEED certification requirements. They help oversee construction activities, specifically those related to sustainability and green building design, to ensure workers are building infrastructure and installing equipment to necessary standards for a high-performance building.
LEED is a building rating system developed by the The U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification provides third-party verification of a building's sustainable features across design, construction, and operations and maintenance. As described on the LEED website, "Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points for various green building strategies across several categories. Based on the number of points achieved, a project earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum." Sustainable Construction Supervisors who are LEED AP Certified bring the necessary skills to construction projects ensuring a building meets the requirements for LEED certification.
Sustainable Construction Supervisors help to coordinate daily, on-site project activities and ensure workers progress according to schedule. Many large-scale construction projects have a number of supervisors that report to the Construction Manager and help move a project along. A successful Construction Supervisor needs to have strong interpersonal skills, in addition to strong project management skills, in order to bring the construction team together to complete a project on time. A growing number of Construction Supervisors are earning a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture, or engineering before entering the field, although it is still possible to become a Construction Supervisor with a high school diploma and significant construction experience. Either way, companies are seeking individuals who are LEED AP Certified or who have knowledge and experience in the green buildings and energy efficiency industry.
- ▸ Registered Architect
- ▸ Commercial Construction Manager (with green building expertise)
- ▸ Building Commissioning Professional
- ▸ Energy Manager
- ▸ Building Science Instructor
- ▸ Real Estate Agent (with green building expertise)
- ▸ Real Estate Appraiser (with green building expertise)
- ▸ Building Performance Contractor (Commercial)
- ▸ Commercial Building Code Official (with green building expertise)
- ▸ Building Scientist