LEED buildings don’t work on their own. Employee education is key.
Well, this is timely. Just yesterday, I wrote an article about consumer relationships to their green homes, pointing out the education gap that contractors should fill. It appears that the federal government already decided it was a good idea to educate users on how green buildings function.
According to the Federal Times, the House and Senate have each passed a piece of legislation that requires certification of employees who manage federal green buildings. The 2010 Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act requires the General Services Administration to identify the “core skills needed to manage a federal building” and to create a certification process for employees.