Why We Started This Company
As a young professional seeking a career in the increasingly green-focused building industry, I was unable to find or gain the required experience to qualify for the highly valued LEED Professional Accreditation. There were no entry-level opportunities to contribute on high-profile LEED projects, thus I started out as a potential customer. Realizing this deficiency, and spurred by personal frustration to develop professionally, this need was confirmed by networking with industry peers.
What Sets Us Apart
BOULD is about empowering others to ‘do.’ We’re passionate about breaking down barriers to entry and making green building accessible to ALL. We’re equipping the next generation of building professional with the experiences and tools they need to make positive change in the building industry. We’re focused on mobilizing people to take control of their careers – and live the values that they believe, while also positively impacting their community.
Our Keys To Success
Since early 2011, BOULD has Trained over 225 professionals who are now LEED qualified, supported 27 LEED certified affordable homes, scaled programming to 8 states, and hired 4 staff members. Recognition includes: 2012 Unreasonable Institute Fellowship, 2012 Hitachi Foundation Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurship Award and Fellowship, 2012 Points of Light/Village Capital Civic Accelerator Fellowship, and 2012 Huffington Post Millennial Impact Challenge award recipient.