July 08, 2021
Blog

Building a Greener Future Through Industry Education

At Clark, we are committed to building a greener future for our company, our industry, and our communities. With experience delivering more than 495 sustainably certified buildings totaling 177 million square feet across the country, our teams are equipped with the knowledge to develop innovative, environmentally conscious, and financially feasible solutions for our clients. Going beyond the counsel we offer clients, as part of our larger commitment to a more sustainable future, a pillar of our efforts includes educating the industry on best practices in green construction.

To that end, Clark recently partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organizing body for LEED certification, to co-author “LEED for General Contractors and Construction Managers,” developed as part of the curriculum industry professionals complete to earn a Green Builder digital education badge. This new “micro-credential” demonstrates competencies to support sustainable construction management on a LEED project.

To create the course, Clark leveraged the expertise of our more than 450 LEED Accredited Professionals to contribute their extensive green construction knowledge and expertise, and many of our best practices developed on the job while delivering sustainable building projects.

In the same spirit, Clark recently announced a partnership with the Building Innovation Hub, an organization designed to help the real estate industry build and operate better buildings and comply with innovative new building policies and codes.

As a founding member, Clark is leveraging our breadth of market expertise to co-develop resources and programs that promote high-performance buildings and help catalyze green innovation. Clark and the Hub launched a webinar series, “What Will it Take? The Path to 2050 and Carbon-Free Buildings,” that explores the critical role the A/E/C industry plays in halting global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

This series convenes industry thought leaders to examine how we collectively move toward a cleaner, more equitable energy future through the lenses of building design, facility operations, real estate development, and construction. By launching this partnership and participating in the panel series, we can help provide diverse, scalable, and practical industry guidance. A video replay of the first event, which focused on sustainable building design, can be found below.

Elevating the sustainability competency of all project stakeholders, from builders to owners, is part of our investment in creating a greener future through both industry engagement and technical training.