Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ID&C Exam Guide

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ArchiteG, 2010 - Architecture - 246 pages
Pass the LEED AP ID+C Exam, Get Your Building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming and Save Money! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most important trends in development and is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous momentum and has a profound impact on our environment. From this book, you will learn how to: 1.Pass the LEED AP ID+C Exam. 2.Register and achieve LEED certification for a building. 3.Understand the intent of each LEED prerequisite and credit. 4.Calculate points for LEED credits. 5.Identify the credit path, submittal requirements, synergies, possible strategies and technologies, project phase, LEED submittal phase, and responsible party for each prerequisite and credit. 6.Earn extra credit (exemplary performance) for LEED. 7.Implement the related codes and standards. 8.Obtain points for categories not yet clearly defined by the USGBC. Most of the existing books on LEED and the LEED exams are too expensive and complicated to be practical or helpful. This guide fills in the blanks and demystifies LEED. It uncovers the secrets, codes, and jargon for LEED as well as the true meaning of "going green." It provides a solid foundation and fundamental framework for LEED. It covers every major aspect of LEED in plain and concise language, and introduces it to ordinary people. This guide is easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. It is an indispensable book for ordinary people, developers, brokers, contractors, administrators, architects, landscape architects, engineers, interns, drafters, designers, and other design professionals. About the author Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including: Architectural Practice Simplified, Planting Design Illustrated, and the LEED Exam Guides Series, which includes one guide book for each of the LEED exams. Visit ArchiteG.com for more information.

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“Excellent Guide and Good Manual
“I passed the LEED BD&C this year using Gang Chen's study guide so when it came time to go for the LEED ID
&C exam, I immediately went back to Gang Chen. I found the book in Kindle format and was concerned about how it would be to study off a Kindle for an extremely tough exam. His style is easy to follow and perfect for the Kindle format although other people might be happier with large screen reading for studying. On the book itself, Gang Chen provides study hints and guidance as well as an outline format that makes it easy for the reader to grasp key points. He also provides an excellent review of the entire accreditation process which can save people time in personal research. The books are more than study guides; they are helpful as reference manuals because of the easy to follow format. Definitely a keeper in my electronic bookshelf for future project reference.”
—Karen M. Scott
“Great Study Material
“This book is a great study guide for preparing you for the LEED test. It takes out the unnecessary information and gives you the information you'll need to know in order to pass the exam. It was not overwhelming like other study materials I have read. It also contains sample questions that are very helpful!”
—Danielle Lee Darczy
“Great Way to Begin the LEED Study Process
“I am a new interior designer that graduated with a BFA in design last year and I am preparing to take my LEED certification exams...
I am eager to absorb as much material as possible because in reality I test poorly- I know the material, but when it comes to a testing situation, I have a hard time recalling the information. This book- Gang Chen's LEED ID&C Exam Guide- features the materials and information covered on the LEED ID&C and a mock exam.
The preface is fairly self-explanatory breaking down why the author included the information in the text and what you can expect from taking the LEED exams, as well as why he felt it important to write the text for others.
Chapter One details methods and strategies for taking the exam. Something Chen really stresses that I have heard many times is that the exam is written in a way to "trick" the test taker into picking the incorrect answer by using ambiguous wording. The chapter is filled with good tips and advice about taking the exam and feels more like a pep talk than a lecture- which I really appreciate.
Chapter Two is an overview of LEED. What is it? Why are there various LEED exams and levels of associate? The chapter looks at the common questions associated with LEED, the USGBC, and certifying a building or associate. It's full of abbreviations and acronyms, but that is the nature of the beast when dealing with entities and government organizations like USGBC.
Chapter Three is the intro to the LEED ID&C Exam and Chapter Four begins the technical review of the LEED ID&C Exam. Chapter Three is fairly short and details the basic points of the exam. Chapter Four is full of the nuts and bolts detail information. If this was a classroom course, this would be where all of the notes would come from. I spent the majority of my time concentrated on the information detailed in this chapter- partly because the chapter is half the book. There are many charts to help break down the information, but some diagrams or illustrations would have been helpful to illustrate some of the points.
Chapter Five is a breakdown of the various codes, credits, standards, and prerequisites and how many points they are worth.
Chapter Six is the mock exam. The exams are multiple choice, with the majority having 4 possible answers. After each section of questions the correct answers follow- some answers have thorough explanations and charts showing the proper calculations.
Chapter Seven features a FAQ section about the book and how it relates to the LEED ID&C Exam- I appreciate the author thinking about how various

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