Leed Ap Exam Guide

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Pass the LEED AP Exam, Get your building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming and Save Money!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most important trend of development and it is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous ...

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Overview

Pass the LEED AP Exam, Get your building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming and Save Money!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most important trend of development and it 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 LEED AP exam.
2. Register and certify a building for LEED certification.
3. Understand the intent for each LEED prerequisite and credit.
4. Calculate points for LEED credit.
5. Identify the responsible party for each prerequisite and credit.
6. Earn extra credit (Exemplary Performance) for LEED.
7. Implement the local codes and building standards for prerequisite and credit.
8. Get points for categories not yet clearly defined by USGBC.

Most of the existing books on LEED and LEED AP are too expensive and too complicated to be practical and helpful. This pocket guide demystifies LEED and uncovers the secrets, codes and jargons for LEED as well as the true meaning of "going green." It will set up a solid foundation and fundamental framework of LEED for you. It covers every aspect of LEED-NC in plain and concise language, and introduces it to ordinary people. This pocket guide is small and easy to carry around.

You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. It is an indispensable book for ordinary people, developers, contractors, architects, landscape architects, civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, interns, drafters, designers and other design professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432728427
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,440,475
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    A Great Book for Preparing LEED AP Exam!

    I have read almost all the books for LEED AP Exam, and found this one to be the best. The USGBC Reference Guide was too detailed and kind of confusing. LEEDPass has too many grammatical mistakes and is hard to understand, and way too many questions. The questions in LEEDPass are confusing instead of helpful. The USGBC workshop missed some of the very important information, like extra credits. LEED AP Exam Guide gives you just the right amount of information for you to pass the LEED AP Exam. It also gives you the most information for you to get your building LEED certified. A great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    A Great Timesaver!

    LEED AP Exam Guide is a great timesaver! The important information that I need to memorize is already highlighted / underlined by the author, this really saves me a lot of time. I love it! A Great Timesaver!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

    POORLY EDITED version of information you can get for FREE online!

    I definitely regret buying this book. It is so poorly edited that it is distracting, with spelling and grammatical errors on nearly every page. After I began using the book, I read through the reference guide and did some simple internet research. I quickly realized that through sites like intheleed.com and Learning to LEED, you can get spreadsheets and well-organized notes that will provide you with the same or more information than this book- for free! Also, the practice exam at the end of the book merely changes the numbers or wording of questions from the USGBC website for many of its questions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2009

    Good Information but needs SERIOUS editing

    I like the book and I think its a great way to study for the LEED AP exam NC 2.2. You can go through the credits very fast and its a great aid in memorizing all of the categories. So on that bases I think its a very valuable book and alot easier to absorb than just using the reference manual.

    However, the book is very poorly edited to the point where its a major distraction. Almost every pages has typos including simple misspellings any spell check would have picked up. And because parts are repeated and obviously copy pasted per credit the same typos occur copied in similar sections.

    Im only half way through it Ive seen some major errors as well that arent just grammer or spelling based. In the section of SS credits 6.1 and 6.2 they're both titled quality control while the first one should be quantity control. And in the MR section while its explained in the reading on the summary section an entire credit MR c1.3 is left off of the summary chart.

    The formating is also very distracting. Paragraphs are stretched to fit areas of page so some sections the words have one space between them and some sections words have 10 spaces between them.

    Its great if you're using the USGBC manual along with this and can recognize mistakes in editing. If you dont reference it to another source you may be confused at points.

    Overall the way it makes you study I think is great, but the format is very rough draft like. Its hard to take a book thats supposed to help you study seriously when there are so many mistakes in it that make you question its validity. If the book had some SERIOUS editing done I would give it a 5/5.

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  • Posted February 25, 2009

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    Very satisfactory resource!

    I rate the book with 5 stars because i am very satisfied with it! It is clearly compiled and easily to be apprehended As a portable book supplementary to LEED NC 2.2 reference book, it definitely assists me to pass the exam! Gang excepts and underlines the significant content from NC2.2 and shares his own understanding and tips to memorize them. The book facilitates me to prepare the test as a extract. With overwhelming information in NC2.2, I am very happy to have Gang's book available to help me comb through and stay focused. The handy size of the book works with me very well.The preface really helps me to understand what the test is about, formality, scoring system, etc.which set a good start for my study. Additionally, the practice exam is quite useful! I would surely recommend the book to my friends who are preparing the test and would like to have a portable guideline at hand whenever they have minutes to study!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2009

    Great LEED Guide

    This book is enlightening and helpful, even for those like me who are not seeking AP status, but just wanting to become familiar with the world of LEED certification and green building. Concise and easy to read, there is something here for quite literally everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2008

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    Why is "LEED AP Exam Guide" Needed?

    You need to answer about 60% of the questions correctly to pass the LEED AP Exam. There are a number of books that you can use to prepare for LEED AP Exam: <BR/><BR/>1. USGBC Reference Guide. Since you need to pass at least one of the three LEED Exams (LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-EB) to become a LEED AP, you first need to decide which one of the 3 exams you want to take. You need to select the correct version of the Reference Guide for your exam. Most people tend to take LEED-NC exam to become LEED AP. <BR/><BR/>The USGBC Reference Guide is comprehensive, but it gives too much information (about 400 over-size pages). A lot of the calculations in the book are too detailed for the exam. It is also expensive (about $200.00 each, most people will not buy it for personal use, and will share an office copy instead). <BR/><BR/>It is good to read the reference guide from cover to cover if you have the time. The problem is not too many people have time to read the whole reference guide. Even if you do read the whole guide, you may not remember the important issues to pass the LEED AP exam anyway. You need to repeat your reading several times before you can remember any study materials. <BR/><BR/>Reading the reference guide from cover to cover without a guidebook is the most difficult and inefficient way of preparing LEED AP Exam, because you do NOT know what USGBC and GBCI is looking for in the exam. <BR/><BR/>2. The USGBC workshops and related handouts are concise, but they do not cover extra credits (exemplary performance). The workshops are expensive, costing hundreds of dollars each. <BR/><BR/>3. Various books published by third party and available on Amazon. Most of them are not very helpful. <BR/><BR/>There are many books on LEED, but there is not a really good one until now. <BR/><BR/>"LEED AP Exam Guide" will fill in the blanks and become your reliable source: <BR/><BR/>a. It gives you more information for your money. It has more information than the USGBC workshops. <BR/><BR/>b. It is exam-oriented and more effective than the USGBC reference guide. <BR/><BR/>c. It is better than most if not all of the other third party books. It gives you study materials, sample questions and answers, mock exam and answers, and critical information on building LEED certification (LEED-NC) and going green. Other third party books only give you a fraction of the information. <BR/><BR/>d. It is comprehensive yet concise. It is small and easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. <BR/><BR/>e. It is a great timesaver. I have highlighted the important information that you need to understand and MEMORIZE. I also make some acronyms and short sentences to help you easily remember the credit names. <BR/><BR/>It should take you about one or two weeks of full time study to pass the LEED AP exam. I have met people spent 40 hours to study and pass. <BR/><BR/>You may notice the book cover image for "LEED AP Exam Guide" has not shown up on bn.com yet. It takes some time (sometimes several weeks) for the cover image to show up at BN's book listing system, even though it was submitted earlier. <BR/><BR/>Don't worry, if you order "LEED AP Exam Guide" from Bn.com now, the book itself does come as a complete book with nice front and back covers. <BR/><BR/>I also uploaded the book's front cover as a customer image under this book listing at Amazon. If you click on the link "See all 2 customer images" on the upper left hand corner of the book's Amazon web page, you can see it. You can find sample text and o

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