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Originally published in Interiors & Sources

11/30/2011

Resources for LEED® Certification and LEED Exams

 

Currently there are a number of different publications and resources regarding Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification and LEED exam prep, which can make the process of certifying a project or becoming a LEED credentialed professional, a confusing and complicated path. Below outlines four new books released by John Wiley & Sons that aim to simplify LEED certification and accreditation.

The author of the series, Michelle Cottrell, is Vice President and Director of Education at Green Education Services. 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 AP with specialties in BD+C, ID+C & O+M, Cottrell has more than ten years of experience specializing in commercial projects as a sustainable design and LEED consultant.

1. Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process: For LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core & Shell, and LEED for Commercial Interiors
This publication is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction and Major Renovations™ (LEED NC), LEED for Core & Shell™ (LEED CS), and LEED for Commercial Interiors™ (LEED CI) rating systems of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®). Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process engages readers by outlining the steps, roles, and responsibilities of the team members in a straightforward, chronological manner that helps streamline the certification process. Written for LEED AP professionals and building owners that need guidance navigating a project through the process, this book outlines each step in the design and construction phases, including programming and post-occupancy. This publication serves as a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on how to get a project LEED certified.

2. Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam
Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in green building design and construction in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone taking the exam to obtain the challenging LEED Green Associate credential exam, Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam features:

  • A thorough overview to understanding the LEED certification process
  • A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material
  • An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention
  • 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 basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in nontechnical fields of practice, this book is the ultimate companion for achieving successful results on the LEED Green Associate exam. 3.

3. Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam
Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam breaks down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner. It serves as a valuable resource for anyone taking the exam to obtain the challenging LEED AP+ credential, Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam features:

  • A review of the LEED Green Associate exam content including the LEED registration and certification processes
  • In-depth analysis of the LEED BD+C green building rating systems and credits & guidance for applying this information on the AP exam questions
  • Sample test questions, study tips, and flashcards to reinforce learned material
  • Visual guides including charts and diagrams to simplify complex processes

Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC), LEED for Core and Shell (LEED CS), and LEED for Schools™ green building rating systems, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP BD+C exam.

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4. Guide to the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam
Readers will find Guide to the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam expertly engaging. Cottrell breaks down difficult concepts in engineering & sustainable design in a clearlyorganized fashion. This publication helps to 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 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam features:

  • A brief overview of the LEED Green Associate material included in the first portion of this LEED AP exam, along with specific O+M content
  • Sample test questions, study tips, and flashcards to reinforce learned material
  • An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention
  • A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually

Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance green building rating system, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP O+M exam.

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