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Guide to the LEED AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam

ISBN: 978-1-118-16465-5
240 pages
March 2012
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Pass the LEED® AP ID+C EXAM WIth These Proven Strategies

Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED® AP ID+C exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services?a premier LEED exam preparation provider?Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process for those seeking participation in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement green practices. Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam features:

  • A brief overview of the LEED Green Associate material included in the first portion of this LEED AP exam, along with specific ID+C content
  • A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material.
  • An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention.
  • A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively.
  • A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually.
  • A total of 128 sample flashcards that allow you to study on the go.

Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for Commercial Interiors Green Building Rating System, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP ID+C exam.

Green Education Services (greenedu.com) is a leading provider of green jobs training related to LEED, EPA energy auditing, solar, and more for building developers, architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, commercial real estate brokers, and other construction industry professionals. A national member of USGBC and CAGBC, accredited by the EPA, and an approved AIA/CES provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams and maintain their credential as an approved GBCI CE provider.

Other Michelle Cottrell titles available from Wiley: Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam, Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam, Guidebook to the LEED® Certification Process: For LEED® for New Construction, LEED® for Core & Shell, and LEED???® for Commercial Interiors, Guide to the LEED® AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I: Ramping Up 1

Chapter 1 Understanding the Credentialing Process 3

The Tiers of the Credentialing Process 3

The First Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Green Associate 3

The Second Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty 4

The Third Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Fellow 4

The Application Process 5

Apply! 6

Register! 6

Schedule! 7

Why Earn LEED Credentials? 7

Chapter 2 Sustainability and LEED Basics Review 9

The Benefits of Green Buildings 10

The Triple Bottom Line 11

The Design and Construction Process 13

The Project Team Members 13

Conventional Projects versus the Integrative Design Approach 13

Do Green Buildings Cost More? 16


Chapter 3 The LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System 21

LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) 21

The Categories of LEED 22

Prerequisites and Credits 22

Credit Weightings 24

The LEED Certification Process 26

LEED-Online 26

Registration 27

Credit Form 29

Credit Interpretation Requests and Rulings 30

Certification Review 30

Part II: Diving In: The Strategies and Technologies of LEED CI 37

Chapter 4 Sustainable Sites 39

Site Selection 40

Site Selection in Relation to LEED Compliance 41

Transportation 60

Transportation in Relation to LEED Compliance 60

SS Credit Worksheets 68

Chapter 5 Water Efficiency 101

Indoor Water Use 102

Indoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance 102

WE Study Worksheets 107

Chapter 6 Energy and Atmosphere 109

Energy Efficiency 110

Energy Efficiency in Relation to LEED Compliance 115

Tracking Energy Consumption 120

Tracking Energy Consumption in

Relation to LEED Compliance 120

Managing Refrigerants 124

Managing Refrigerants in Relation to LEED Compliance 124

Renewable Energy 125

EA Study Worksheets 129

Chapter 7 Materials and Resources 147

Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse 149

Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse in Relation to LEED Compliance 150

Material Selection 152

Material Selection in Relation to LEED Compliance 154

Waste Management 159

Waste Management in Relation to LEED Compliance 160

MR Study Worksheets 164

Chapter 8 Indoor Environmental Quality 185

Indoor Air Quality 187

Ventilation Strategies in Relation to LEED Compliance 187

IAQ Practices during Construction in Relation to LEED Compliance 190

Prevention and Segregation Methods in Relation to LEED Compliance 197

Thermal Comfort 199

Thermal Comfort in Relation to LEED Compliance 199

Lighting 202

Lighting in Relation to LEED Compliance 204

EQ Study Worksheets 209

Chap ter 9 Innovation in Design and Regional Priority 243

Innovation in Design 243

ID Credit 1: Innovation or Exemplary Performance 243

ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional 245

Regional Priority 245

ID Study Worksheets 250

Part III: Study Tip s and Appendices 255

Chapter 10 Study Tips 257

Preparing for the LEED AP ID+C Exam: Week Eight 257

Practice Exam Approach 258

The Testing Center Environment 258

Exam Structure 259

When at the Testing Center 260

Exam Scoring 260

After the Exam 261

Appendices 263

A. LEED CI Rating System 263

B. Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) for LEED CI 264

C. LEED Certification Process 266

D. Main Category Summaries 268

E. Related Prerequisites and Credits 270

F. Sample LEED CI Scorecard 272

G. Exemplary Performance Opportunities – LEED CI v3.0 273

H. Referenced Standards – LEED CI v3.0 276

I. Answers to Quiz Question 280

J. Abbreviations and Acronyms 290

K. Sample Credit 294

Credits 295

Index 297

Sample Flashcards

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Author Information

Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, is Vice President and Director of Education at Green Education Services, where she is responsible for curriculum and course development. She is also the founding principal of Design Management Services, a LEED® consulting firm that supports project teams through the certification process from design through construction. A LEED® Accredited Professional, Cottrell has more than ten years of experience specializing in commercial projects as a sustainable design and LEED consultant.

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