Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process: For LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core and Shell, and LEED for Commercial Interiors

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Wiley, May 4, 2011 - Architecture - 272 pages
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Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED® Certified

Here 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®). Written by an expert who is the President of Design Management Services, a LEED consulting firm?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.

With the release of the LEED v3 rating systems and a new version of LEED-Online, the Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process helps project teams to streamline the project team efforts and outlines the role of the LEED consultant and project administrator. 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. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on how to get a project LEED certified, Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process features:

  • An overview of the integrative design process.
  • Understanding the role of a LEED consultant.
  • How to build a successful team for a project pursuing LEED certification.
  • How to register a project with Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
  • Common pitfalls to avoid during the LEED certification process.
  • Checklists to use during design and construction to keep the team on track.

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About the author (2011)

Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP, is Vice President and Director of Education at Green Education Services [greenedu.com], 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.

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

  • Guide to the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam (forthcoming)

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