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CIOB continues to award Chartered Environmentalist qualification

The Society for the Environment has renewed the Chartered Institute of Building’s license to award the Chartered Environmentalist qualification for a further five years.

Over the last five years more than 300 CIOB members have qualified for Chartered Environmentalist status. To qualify a member has to be able to demonstrate (through qualifications and experience) competency, knowledge and engagement in sustainable management and development.

Michael Brown CIOB deputy chief executive said, “We see the role of the Chartered Environmentalist as important in the overall promotion of sustainability throughout the industry, and a way in which our members can differentiate themselves as experts in green construction. We want green leaders.

“Over the next 5 years we anticipate a significant growth in the number of Chartered Environmentalists in membership. Especially as government initiatives such as the Green Deal come on stream and the overall carbon movement gains more traction. There will be an increase in the demand for these skills within the marketplace, especially at professional level.

“So it is with pride that we retain our license and can continue with our drive to give CIOB members every opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in the UK and abroad.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

Our Mission
To contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century.

Our 7 Guiding Principles
· Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development.
· Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere.
· Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide.
· Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency.
· Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science.
· Being socially responsible and working responsibly.
· Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success.

We have over 47,000 members around the world and are considered to be the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.

Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB Press and Communications Manager on t: 01344 630 766 or e: stownsend@ciob.org.uk.

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