DescriptionIdeal for architects, engineers, or contractors seeking the LEED Building Design & Construction (BD&C) credential, the book is a clearly organized study guide that includes sample quizzes throughout at the end of each section. Authored by an expert who teaches seminars on LEED BD&C to professionals, this LEED exam prep book stands out from its competitors in its engaging and stimulating approach. Material includes include drawings, charts, and diagrams to help the reader visually understand the concepts.
PART I: RAMPING UP.
CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING THE CREDENTIALING PROCESS.
The Tiers of the Credentialing Process.
The First Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Green Associate.
The Second Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty.
The Third Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Fellow.
The Application Process.
Why Earn LEED Credentials?
CHAPTER 2 SUSTAINABILITY AND LEED BASICS REVIEW.
The Benefi ts of Green Buildings.
The Triple Bottom Line.
The Design and Construction Process.
The Project Team Members.
Conventional Projects versus the Integrative.
Do Green Buildings Cost More?
USGBC and GBCI.
CHAPTER 3 THE LEED RATING SYSTEMS OF THE BD+C REFERENCE GUIDE.
LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation (LEED NC).
LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS).
LEED for Schools.
The Categories of LEED.
Prerequisites and Credits.
The LEED Certifi cation Process.
Credit Submittal Templates.
Credit Interpretation Requests and Rulings.
PART II: DIVING IN: THE STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF LEED.
CHAPTER 4 SUSTAINABLE SITES.
Site Location in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Transportation in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Site Design and Management.
Site Design in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Stormwater Management in Relation to LEED Compliance.
SS Study Worksheets.
CHAPTER 5 WATER EFFICIENCY.
Indoor Water Use.
Indoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Outdoor Water Use for Irrigation.
Outdoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Process Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.
WE Study Worksheets.
CHAPTER 6 ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE.
Process Energy versus Regulated Energy.
Energy Effi ciency in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Tracking Energy Consumption.
Tracking Energy Consumption in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Managing Refrigerants in Relation to LEED Compliance.
EA Study Worksheets.
CHAPTER 7 MATERIALS AND RESOURCES.
Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse.
Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Building Material Selection.
Material Selection in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Waste Management in Relation to LEED Compliance.
MR Study Worksheets.
CHAPTER 8 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
Indoor Air Quality.
Ventilation Strategies in Relation to LEED Compliance.
IAQ Practices during Construction in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Prevention and Segregation Methods in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Thermal Comfort in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Lighting in Relation to LEED Compliance.
Acoustics in Relation to LEED Compliance.
EQ Study Worksheets.
CHAPTER 9 INNOVATION IN DESIGN AND REGIONAL PRIORITY.
Innovation in Design.
ID Credit 1: Innovation or Exemplary Performance.
ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional.
ID Credit 3: The School as a Teaching Tool.
ID Study Worksheets.
PART III: STUDY TIPS AND APPENDICES.
CHAPTER 10 STUDY TIPS.
Preparing for the LEED AP BD+C Exam: Week Seven.
Practice Exam Approach.
The Testing Center Environment.
When at the Testing Center.
After the Exam.
A BD+C Rating Systems.
B Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) for BD+C Rating Systems.
C LEED Certifi cation Process.
D Main Category Summaries.
E Related Prerequisites and Credits.
F Sample LEED NC Scorecard.
G Sample LEED CS Scorecard.
H Sample LEED for Schools Scorecard.
I Exemplary Performance Opportunities within the BD+C LEED Rating Systems.
J Referenced Standards of BD+C.
K Answers to Quiz Questions.
L Abbreviations and Acronyms.
M Sample Credit.