LEED v3.0 Green Associate & BD+C Study Guide
This revised and expanded edition is designed specifically to assist candidates in preparation for the USGBC's LEED Building Design & Construction Exam, as well as the LEED Green Associate Exam. Includes two practice exams: 100 BD+C core knowledge questions PLUS 100 BD+C specialization questions

Why the Colorado Chapter study guide?

  • Its 2 guides in 1! Colorado's guide includes information for both the Green Associate exam and the BD+C specialty exam
  • The guide includes 2 rigorous practice exams, one for the Green Associate and one for the BD+C specialty exam.
  • Colorado's guide features very technical content. It's been written and reviewed by numerous green building professionals and provides readers with clear and detailed content, explanations, and examples.
  • Get more for less money! USGBC Colorado's guide is offered for $65.  
  • Proceeds from the guide support USGBC Colorado, a local non-profit organization

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

LEED Professional Accreditation

Three Tiers of Accreditation

Five Exam Tracks

Intent of this Study Guide

PART ONE: ABOUT THE EXAM

Purpose and Scope

Eligibility

Green Associate candidates

BD+C candidates

Existing LEED APs

Registration and Scheduling

Preparing for the Exam

What to Study

How to Study & Essential Study Aids

Suggestions For In-Depth Study

Study Plan

Exam Format

Sample Questions

Exam Scoring

Exam Results

Exam Content Overview

Exam 1: BD+C Core Knowledge / LEED Green Associate

Exam 2: BD+C Specialization

PART TWO: THE LEED RATING SYSTEM

Credits and Prerequisites

Additional Prerequisites for LEED for Schools

Credit Interpretation Rulings

When and How to Use Project CIRs

LEED Interpretations

Innovation in Design Credits

LEED AP Credit

Innovation in Design Credits

School as a Teaching Tool Credit

Gaining Approval and Maximizing ID Credits

Finding and Applying Precedents

Regional Priority Credits

Registration and Certification

Registration and Fee Structures

Precertification

Certification

Documentation for Submittal

Documentation for Retention

Exceptional Calculation Methods

LEED Integration with Design and Construction Process

Benefits of Integrated Design

Achieving the Highest Appropriate LEED Rating

Design Charrettes

Commissioning

Key Strategies for Integration

Limitations and Challenges of LEED

LEED Challenges

Improving LEED

PART THREE: INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND GREEN BUILDING PRACTICES

Impacts of Conventional Buildings

Energy, Water, Environment, and Materials

Human Health and Productivity

Benefits of Green Building: Study Tool

Reduced Resource Consumption

Reduced Environmental Impacts and Improved Contribution to Ecosystems

Improved Aesthetics

Improved Function

Improved Economics

Sustainable Design Synergies

Desirable Synergies

Potential for Undesirable Outcomes

PART FOUR: LEED CREDIT TERMINOLOGY, CONCEPTS, AND REFERENCED STANDARDS

PART FIVE: PRACTICE EXAMS

Exam 1: BD+C Core Knowledge / LEED Green Associate

Exam 2: BD+C Specialization Section

Practice Exam Answer Key

Exam 1

Exam 2

APPENDIX: ACRONYMS

Organization and Agencies

Referenced Standards and Legislation

Abbreviated General Terminology

 

 

 

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