LEED® Green Associate Exam Prep Study Guide
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The goal of this book is twofold: to provide a concise review of the green building topics you need to know to pass the LEED® Green Associate exam, and to prepare you to excel in the field of green building design and certification. Like building plans that are described as “shovel ready” because they’ve been fully prepared and are ready to proceed at a moment’s notice, this book is designed to make you “LEED ready.”
Most people are interested in the LEED green building certification program and the green building movement because of the field’s potential to help solve some of the most difficult problems we face: the threat of climate change, the global shortage of fresh water, and the extinction of plant and animal species, to name a few. I was drawn by that same interest to write LEED® Green Associate, and inside its pages you’ll find the best techniques I’ve come across to make the challenging process of learning and applying the LEED rating systems easy and effective, while maintaining a sense of that inspiration in the green building idea that brought us here in the first place.
What is special about this book? Why should you invest your valuable time and dollars in it? Whether your focus is studying for a LEED credential, seeking LEED certification for your projects, or positioning your products and services in the thriving green marketplace, this book has several unique features to help you meet your goals. LEED® Green Associate is:
• Written in an easy-to-understand way that connects LEED to everyday life.
• Written by an architect and LEED AP with real-world experience certifying buildings under the LEED rating systems.
• Designed for learning and long-term retention rather than memorization, so exam preparation will help you build lasting expertise.
Organized for easy comprehension. Basics are presented first, and then in-depth details and exceptions are built upon that foundation.
• Packed with tips and practical learning exercises that can help you pass the exam the first time, while also building skills you can use on LEED projects in your career.
• Filled with useful information gathered from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and various websites. Some of this information is not included in USGBC’s study guides, but is crucial to understanding and applying LEED.
• Designed to relate green fundamentals presented in USGBC’s study guides to actual LEED credits, allowing an easier transition if you’re going on to take one of the LEED AP specialty exams or if you’re preparing to work on LEED projects.
• Designed to be a handy reference for every credit in the LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations rating system. You can use this book to prepare preliminary LEED checklists, estimate target rating levels, and determine if individual credits are viable for specific projects.
About The Author:
Brandon Sigrist is a licensed architect and LEED facilitator. He has implemented sustainability measures for dozens of buildings, achieving LEED Gold and Silver rankings for projects that sought certification. Brandon’s passion for the environment has led him to a highly successful career in green construction, where he spends most of his time working on visitor centers, park buildings, and other environmentally friendly projects.
Brandon’s experience with green design and technology covers a wide spectrum, ranging from renewable building materials to geothermal energy and effective water management. Brandon believes that LEED certification plays a key role in ensuring that green building is not just a catchphrase, but a legitimate way to help solve global problems like climate change, freshwater shortages, and the extinction of plant and animal species.
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