To become licensed, engineers must complete a undergrad and/or graduate college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state's licensure board. You should also become a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
The Leading Green Organization offers LEED Certification:
For anyone not wanting to pay for a LEED course, Kirksey Architects offer a free course every 3 months.
There is also a Rice Course COLL 186 being offered:
This is a one hour, satisfactory :Â unsatisfactory course. The course is designed using the LEED Green Associates Program structure, with the idea that if students are intending to take the GA after the course, they will be sufficiently prepared. I will also be giving mini ungraded quizlets during the class, to make sure everyone understands the basic concepts
Course will not count towards the EADM Degree program, but could be a good preparation.
Some examples of companies active in environmental consulting/risk management include:
GSI Environmental, Inc, is an environmental engineering firm specializing in the assessment and management of environmental risk. Groundwater Services provides industry with innovative solutions to soil, groundwater, surface water and air pollution problems.
HUCO Consulting -Â Centralized compliance systems provideÂ Â and helpÂ Â for companies that monitor and track their environmental, health and safety (EHS) impacts. Without such systems, organizations often rely on a combination of paper checklists, spreadsheets or custom databases that can be time consuming, labor intensive, inconsistent and prone to error.
Trinity Consultants is a national firm bringing a broad, ever-expanding base of knowledge and practical expertise to the environmental business arena. Founded in 1974, Trinity Consultants specializes in air quality consulting.
ERM - Environmental Resources Management (ERM) was ranked as the largest "all-environmental" consultancy in the world in July 2004. They are now one of the world's leading providers of consulting services and have 100 offices in 37 countries employing 2,500 staff.
JacobsÂ CH2M Hill is an employee-owned, multinational firm providing engineering, construction, operations, communications, security, environmental, and related services to public and private clients in numerous industries on six continents. CH2M HILL offers integrated services that help our clients take an infrastructure project from concept to reality. Our firm is structured to leverage our collective knowledge, allowing us to satisfy each client's unique needs and deliver results.
CDMÂ is a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering service to public and private clients worldwide. Their complete suite of services spans from management consulting and architectural and geotechnical engineering, to design-build, construction management, and operations. Beyond the traditional services, CDM is also employing innovative technologies and approachesâ€”such as 3-D/4-D design, sustainable development concepts, and complex alternative delivery mechanismsâ€”to help clients meet their challenging goals.
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.
ENVIRON provides state-of-the-art strategic risk management and technical consulting services addressing a broad range of human health and environmental risk issues related to the presence of chemicals in the environment; in foods, drugs, medical devices, and consumer products; and in the workplace; as well as business issues related to the development and use of energy and environmental technologies
PBS&J handles comprehensive projects large or small, design or construction, project management or technology-driven. PBS&J is committed to providing the comprehensive services that will help their clients to meet their goals. Core services include environmental consulting, architecture, construction, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, program managment, sciences, surveying and mapping.
URS Corp is the largest global engineering design firm and a leading U.S. federal government contractor providing a comprehensive range of professional planning, design, systems engineering, environmental and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintanence services.
I2M Associates, LLC is a professional practice offering experienced geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, and other scientists with many years in mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions, and environmental assessments, including Brownfields redevelopment. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the mining industry, the environmental industry and the legal community in the U.S. and overseas.
Houston WildernessÂ Â is a broad-based alliance of 100+Â business, environmental and government interests that work together to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the 13+ county Greater Houston Regionâ€™s remaining ecological capital -Â from bottomland hardwoods and prairie grasslands to pine forests and coastal wetlands.Â This mission is accomplished throughÂ ConveningÂ various groups to promote protect and preserve the biodiversity in our 10 ecoregions; providing collaborativeÂ Problem-SolvingÂ opportunities on critical environmental issues; andÂ EducatingÂ the public on the many exciting outdoor opportunities in the Greater Houston Region and the health benefits associated with nature.Â Â
Paradigm Consultants, Inc., (PCI) is a diversified consulting engineering firm that was formed in 1995 to provide professional engineering services in the specialized areas of construction materials engineering and testing, geotechnical engineering, and environmental engineering.
Jones & Stokes is a consulting source for integrated environmental planning and natural resources management services in the western United States. Founded in 1970, shortly after the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) were enacted, the company provides their clients with scientifically accurate, innovative, and practical solutions to their environmental challenges.
Rincon Consultants, Inc., is a multi-disciplinary environmental sciences, planning, and engineering consulting firm based in Ventura, California. Founded in 1994, Rincon provides quality professional services to both government and industry. Their highly trained professionals have many years of experience in urban, land use, and environmental planning; regulatory compliance; biological resource evaluation and habitat enhancement; soil evaluation and remediation.
Golder Associates : As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earthâ€™s development while preserving earthâ€™s integrity. From more than 180 offices worldwide, our over 8000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.
Element Markets: Element Markets is the leading producer and marketer of renewable natural gas and environmental commodities in the U.S. Our broad base of experience across environmental segments gives us unmatched flexibility in meeting our clients' greatest challenges.