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McCarthy Green Curriculum


Building green is here to stay. Providing world-class sustainability education for McCarthy employees is a key company initiative for our clients, industry partners and employees and, quite simply, the right thing to do. 

A core component of our all-inclusive McCarthy Build U® Learning and Development Program is the McCarthy Green Curriculum—providing every employee with the tools to stay on the forefront of this ever-evolving industry. 

Training Green Builders

McCarthy’s customized in-house training program was developed with our builders in mind. Different from existing green training programs, the McCarthy Green Curriculum is unique, presented from a green builder’s perspective and focused specifically on what McCarthy and the building team can do during design, construction and operations to have a positive impact on the sustainability of every project. McCarthy uses our own internal experts, armed with real-life examples so that McCarthy is not just meeting the requirements of a specific rating system but is also identifying and implementing opportunities to go above and beyond.

McCarthy Green Curriculum course content covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Project Site Factors
  • Water Management
  • Project Systems and Energy Impacts
  • Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach

Forging Ahead on Green

Our clients and partners know they can rely on the McCarthy team to bring innovative green building solutions to the table.

One important way we are doing this is through our support of the new Green Building Certification Institute’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. Credential maintenance is the continuing education completed by LEED Professionals to maintain current knowledge of green building practices and LEED in a constantly evolving industry.

Since the release of version 3.0 of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification and credentialing programs, there has been significant hesitancy within the general design and construction industry regarding its adoption. McCarthy, on the other hand, understands that continuing education and training is critical to our builders bringing the greatest value to our project teams. We have committed to having all of the firm’s 400+ LEED APs complete the required 30 hours of training over the next two years to maintain the new LEED AP BD+C (building design and construction) credential.

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