Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD&C) Exam / Edition 1

Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD&C) Exam / Edition 1

by Michelle Cottrell
     
 

Architecture/Engineering/Sustainable Design/Exam Preparation

Proven Strategies to Pass the LEED AP BD+C Exam

Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED AP BD+C 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 LEED

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Architecture/Engineering/Sustainable Design/Exam Preparation

Proven Strategies to Pass the LEED AP BD+C Exam

Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED AP BD+C 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 LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) 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 taking the exam to obtain the challenging LEED AP+ credential, Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam features:

  • An overview of the LEED Green Associate exam content including the LEED registration and certification processes
  • A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material
  • An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention
  • A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively
  • 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 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.

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 USGBC and an approved AIA/CES provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams.

Also available from Wiley: Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam by Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470890424
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Series:
Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series, #20
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,223,651
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: RAMPING UP.

CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING THE CREDENTIALING PROCESS.

The Tiers of the Credentialing Process.

The First Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED GreenAssociate.

The Second Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED AccreditedProfessional with Specialty.

The Third Tier of the Credentialing System: LEEDFellow.

The Application Process.

Apply!

Register!

Schedule!

Why Earn LEED Credentials?

CHAPTER 2 SUSTAINABILITY AND LEED BASICS REVIEW.

The Benefi ts of Green Buildings.

The Triple Bottom Line.

The Design and Construction Process.

The Project Team Members.

Conventional Projects versus the Integrative.

Design Approach.

Do Green Buildings Cost More?

USGBC and GBCI.

CHAPTER 3 THE LEED RATING SYSTEMS OF THE BD+C REFERENCEGUIDE.

LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation (LEED NC).

LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS).

Precertification.

LEED for Schools.

The Categories of LEED.

Prerequisites and Credits.

Credit Weightings.

The LEED Certifi cation Process.

LEED-Online.

Registration.

Credit Submittal Templates.

Credit Interpretation Requests and Rulings.

Certification Review.

PART II: DIVING IN: THE STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF LEED.

CHAPTER 4 SUSTAINABLE SITES.

Site Selection.

Site Location in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Transportation.

Transportation in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Site Design and Management.

Site Design in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Stormwater Management.

Stormwater Management in Relation to LEED Compliance.

SS Study Worksheets.

CHAPTER 5 WATER EFFICIENCY.

Indoor Water Use.

Indoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Outdoor Water Use for Irrigation.

Outdoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Process Water.

Process Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance.

WE Study Worksheets.

CHAPTER 6 ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE.

Energy Efficiency.

Process Energy versus Regulated Energy.

Energy Effi ciency in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Tracking Energy Consumption.

Tracking Energy Consumption in Relation to LEEDCompliance.

Managing Refrigerants.

Managing Refrigerants in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Renewable Energy.

EA Study Worksheets.

CHAPTER 7 MATERIALS AND RESOURCES.

Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse.

Salvaged Materials and Material Reuse in Relation to LEEDCompliance.

Building Material Selection.

Material Selection in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Waste Management.

Waste Management in Relation to LEED Compliance.

MR Study Worksheets.

CHAPTER 8 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

Indoor Air Quality.

Ventilation Strategies in Relation to LEEDCompliance.

IAQ Practices during Construction in Relation to LEEDCompliance.

Prevention and Segregation Methods in Relation to LEEDCompliance.

Thermal Comfort.

Thermal Comfort in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Lighting.

Lighting in Relation to LEED Compliance.

Acoustics.

Acoustics in Relation to LEED Compliance.

EQ Study Worksheets.

CHAPTER 9 INNOVATION IN DESIGN AND REGIONAL PRIORITY.

Innovation in Design.

ID Credit 1: Innovation or Exemplary Performance.

ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional.

ID Credit 3: The School as a Teaching Tool.

Regional Priority.

ID Study Worksheets.

PART III: STUDY TIPS AND APPENDICES.

CHAPTER 10 STUDY TIPS.

Preparing for the LEED AP BD+C Exam: Week Seven.

Practice Exam Approach.

The Testing Center Environment.

Exam Structure.

When at the Testing Center.

Exam Scoring.

After the Exam.

APPENDICES.

A BD+C Rating Systems.

B Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) for BD+C RatingSystems.

C LEED Certifi cation Process.

D Main Category Summaries.

E Related Prerequisites and Credits.

F Sample LEED NC Scorecard.

G Sample LEED CS Scorecard.

H Sample LEED for Schools Scorecard.

I Exemplary Performance Opportunities within the BD+C LEEDRating Systems.

J Referenced Standards of BD+C.

K Answers to Quiz Questions.

L Abbreviations and Acronyms.

M Sample Credit.

CREDITS.

INDEX.

SAMPLE FLASHCARDS.

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