Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Proven strategies to pass the LEEDŽ Green Associate exam
Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEEDŽ Green Associate 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 LEEDŽ Green Associate 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. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone looking for the challenging LEED Green Associate credential, Guide to the LEEDŽ Green Associate Exam features:

ˇ         A thorough overview to understanding the LEED certification process

ˇ         A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material

ˇ         An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention

ˇ         A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively

ˇ         A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually

ˇ         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.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPTS
9
PROCESS OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
19
UNDERSTANDING LEED
25
THE LEED CERTIFICATION PROCESS
35
The Certification Process for Projects
41
DIVING IN THE STRATEGIES
49
WATER EFFICIENCY
71
ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE
83
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
105
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
121
INNOVATION IN DESIGN
137
STUDY TIPS AND APPENDICES
143
APPENDICES
151
CREDITS
181
SAMPLE FLASHCARDS
197
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Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP, 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.

Green Education Services (greenedu.com) is a leading provider of green jobs training related to LEED, 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 the U.S. Green Building Council and an approved AIA/CES registered provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams.

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