LEED AP Exam Guide: Study Materials, Sample Questions, Mock Exam, Building LEED Certification (LEED-NC) and Going Green

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Outskirts Press, Incorporated, 2008 - Business & Economics - 222 pages
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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 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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Do not purchase if you plan to take the LEED exam on the new system. This book is obsolete and poorly edited.

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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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
3. Various books published by third party and available on Amazon. Most of them are not very helpful.
There are many books on LEED, but there is not a really good one until now.
"LEED AP Exam Guide" will fill in the blanks and become your reliable source:
a. It gives you more information for your money. It has more information than the USGBC workshops.
b. It is exam-oriented and more effective than the USGBC reference guide.
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.
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.
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 sentence to help you easily remember the credit names.
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.
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