Guide to the LEED AP Homes Exam [NOOK Book]

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Proven Strategies to Pass the LEED® AP HOMES Exam

Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED® AP Homes 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 Homes 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 for...

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Guide to the LEED AP Homes Exam

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Overview

Proven Strategies to Pass the LEED® AP HOMES Exam

Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED® AP Homes 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 Homes 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 for those seeking participation in the responsible design and construction of sustainable residential projects that implement green practices. Guide to the LEED AP Homes Exam features:

  • An overview of the LEED Green Associate material included in the first portion of the LEED AP exam, along with specific Homes content
  • 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 Homes™ Rating System, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP Homes exam.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118330258
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Series: Wiley Series in Sustainable Design , #40
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes, 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 CAGBC, accredited by the EPA, an approved AIA/CES provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams and maintain their credential as an approved GBCI CE provider.

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; Guidebook to the LEED® Certification Process; Guide to the LEED® AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam; and Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part I: Ramping Up 1

Chapter 1 Understanding the Credentialing Process 3

The Tiers of the Credentialing Process 3

The First Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Green Associate 3

The Second Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty 4

The Third Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Fellow 4

The Application Process 4

Apply! 5

Register! 5

Schedule! 6

Why Earn LEED Credentials? 6

Chapter 2 Sustainability and LEED Basics Review 7

The Benefits of Green Buildings 8

The Triple Bottom Line 9

The Design and Construction Process 11

The Project Team Members 11

Conventional Projects versus the Integrated Design Approach 11

Do Green Buildings Cost More? 14

USGBC and GBCI 15

Chapter 3 The LEED for Homes Rating System 19

LEED for Homes 19

Eligible Project Types 19

The Categories of LEED 21

Prerequisites and Credits 21

Credit Weightings 23

Participating in the LEED for Homes Certification Program 26

The Five-Step Process 26

Home Size Adjustment 27

Part II: Diving In: The Strategies and Technologies of LEED 29

Chapter 4 Innovation in Design 31

Integrated Project Planning 32

Integrated Project Planning in Relation to LEED Compliance 32

Durability Management Process 35

Durability Management Process in Relation to LEED Compliance 35

Innovative or Regional Design 38

Innovative or Regional Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 38

ID Study Worksheets 40

Chapter 5 Location and Linkages 59

Pathway 1: LEED for Neighborhood Development 60

LEED for Neighborhood Development in Relation to LEED Compliance 60

Pathway 2 61

LL Credit 2: Site Selection 61

LL Credit 3: Preferred Locations 62

LL Credit 4: Existing Infrastructure 62

LL Credit 5: Community Resources/Transit 63

LL Credit 6: Access to Open Space 64

LL Study Worksheets 68

Chapter 6 Sustainable Sites 85

Site Stewardship 85

Site Stewardship in Relation to LEED Compliance 86

Landscaping 90

Landscaping in Relation to LEED Compliance 91

Heat Island Effect 94

Heat Island Effect Reduction in Relation to LEED Compliance 95

Surface Water Management 97

Surface Water Management in Relation to LEED Compliance 97

Nontoxic Pest Control 100

Nontoxic Pest Control in Relation to LEED Compliance 100

Compact Development 102

Compact Development in Relation to LEED Compliance 102

SS Study Worksheets 105

Chapter 7 Water Efficiency 131

Water Reuse 134

Water Reuse in Relation to LEED Compliance 135

Irrigation System 137

Irrigation System in Relation to LEED Compliance 137

Indoor Water Use 140

Indoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance 143

WE Study Worksheets 146

Chapter 8 Energy and Atmosphere 161

Envelope Design 164

Envelope Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 165

Equipment and System Design 172

Equipment and System Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 173

Renewable Energy 181

Renewable Energy in Relation to LEED Compliance 182

Managing Refrigerants 182

Managing Refrigerants in Relation to LEED Compliance 183

EA Study Worksheets 187

Chapter 9 Materials and Resources 223

Material-Efficient Framing 224

Material-Efficient Framing in Relation to LEED Compliance 224

Environmentally Preferable Products 228

Environmentally Preferable Products in Relation to LEED Compliance 233

Waste Management 235

Waste Management in Relation to LEED Compliance 236

MR Study Worksheets 241

Chapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality 259

Source Removal 261

Source Removal in Relation to LEED Compliance 262

Source Control 265

Source Control in Relation to LEED Compliance 265

Dilution 273

Dilution in Relation to LEED Compliance 273

EQ Study Worksheets 280

Chapter 11 Awareness and Education 327

Education of the Homeowner or Tenant 328

Education of the Homeowner or Tenant in Relation to LEED Compliance 328

Education of the Building Manager 330

Education of the Building Manager in Relation to LEED Compliance 330

AE Study Worksheets 333

Part III: Study Tips and Appendices 341

Chapter 12 Study Tips 343

Preparing for the LEED AP Homes Exam: Week Nine 343

Practice Exam Approach 344

The Testing Center Environment 344

Exam Structure 345

When at the Testing Center 346

Exam Scoring 346

After the Exam 347

Appendices 349

A. LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist 349

B. LEED for Homes Accountability Form 355

C. LEED for Homes Durability Risk Evaluation Form 361

D. LEED for Homes Durability Inspection Checklist 362

E. Eligible Project Types 366

F. Main Category Summaries 367

G. Exemplary Performance Summary Chart 371

H. Referenced Standards of LEED for Homes 373

I. Answers to Quiz Questions 377

J. Abbreviations and Acronyms 387

K. Sample Credit 390

L. EA 6: HVAC, ENERGY STAR Requirements 391

Credits 392

Index 395

Sample Flashcards

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