In past decades, communities across the globe have embraced green building certification as a way to recognize and encourage sustainable construction by setting standards for whole-building energy efficiency, water conservation, materials and waste management, interior air quality and other innovative features that reduce environmental impacts and create healthier spaces. Over time, building certification standards have been incorporated into national and local building codes and used in policies to foster their widespread application in new construction.
While a space can certainly be green and high-performing if it is not certified, there are several tangible benefits that accompany certification that cannot be as easily attained without it.
SEPID is one of the certification and credentialing consultants within the green business and sustainability industry to administer project certifications and professional credentials of LEED, EDGE, GREEN STAR, BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, etc. The SEPID credentialing team consists of program managers and test developers who design, develop and maintain the credentialing exams.