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LEED v4 web-based reference guide

This new format combines all of the information that’s available in the traditional versions of the guides with all of the benefits of the fully searchable credit library.

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED AP ND
  • LEED AP Homes

LEED version: v4

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The fully interactive web-based reference guide is a simple, one-stop-shop for all LEED v4 resources for all rating systems including over 50 multimedia modules, tutorials and case studies to help your project succeed!

Access to the LEED v4 web-based reference guide is included with your Education @USGBC subscription.

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LEED Consultant, ecoSolutions

Hi is there, can anyone help me find a LEED HOMES reference for free? not the ballot version , Thank you! :)

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Shienna, Thank you for your question. I do not know of any way to obtain the LEED for Homes reference guide for free. If you purchase the education subscription access to the LEED v4 web-based reference guide is included with your Education @USGBC subscription.

project manager, GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION .EST

dear leed expert
i need books about concept of leeds as pdf file
can any one help me
thx & more thx

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Feras,
Many of our publications, including the reference guides show on this page are available as ebooks. Please see all of the publications in our store here: http://www.usgbc.org/store/products/publications
Also the Core Concepts Guide may be what you are looking for here:
http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-core-concepts-guide

Associate, DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.

We just bought the subscription for the web based reference guides. The education tab still shows the free preview but I'm not sure how to access the whole web based offering. Any information I'm missing?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Athavan Rajasundaram, This appears to be a user account issue. I will reach out to you via email.

Architect , Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners
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On purchase of Reference Guides, I've gained access to the web-based reference guide for 90 days (i.e. BD+C, ID+C, etc.). Although the logo for LEED Green Associate is present along with the other logos for web-based reference guides (as seen above), I cannot find the web-based reference material for LEED GA V4 (i.e. LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition and LEED Core Concepts Guide). Please guide. Thanks

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Thank you for your interest in LEED publications! All hard copy and e-document (pdf) LEED v4 reference guide purchases do come with a 90-day subscription to the new web-based version of the LEED v4 reference guides (that includes all rating systems). However, only the reference guides are included in this subscription. All other e-document publications, including exam preparation materials, are available through Education @USGBC: http://www.usgbc.org/education. The LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition is available here as an e-book through one of our Education Partners: http://www.atplearning.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=942&CategoryId=230. It is the same as the hardcopy from USGBC.org: http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-green-associate-exam-preparation-guide-leed-v4-edition. Please be sure to ensure your study plan covers or includes the full list of references here: http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-green-associate-candidate-handbook. Good luck!

CHIEF ENGINEER, M.H GROUP OF HOTELS /BEACH HOTEL SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

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Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Mathew,

Congrats on passing the Green Associate! This course will help prepare you for the LEED AP O+M exam.

Free Lance Architect, Grey 2 Green Architecture

Hi ,

I have purchased the subscription of Education @ USGBC. I am unable to access the web based reference guide. Could you please help me with this. How do I access this ?

Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Gomathi, To access the web based reference guides, sign-in to your usgbc.org account. There are then two ways to access the guides -

1) Go directly to usgbc.org/credits. When you view the credit library, click on the credit that you want to view, and then you will notice a tab within the credit called 'Guide' which gives you the web-based reference guide content.

2) From the drop down under your account, click 'Education @USGBC'. From there, click 'Access' under the 'Web-Based Reference Guides'. This will direct you to the credit library, where you can follow the instructions from option 1.

If you have any further difficulty accessing your web based reference guides, please feel free to email Melanie Share at mshare@usgbc.org.

Hi Melanie,
I would like to suggest you that all courses display in the Education @ USGBC should have the number of CE hours in their icons. It takes time to find out the number of courses to renew our credentials.

Design Engineer, PARSONS

How can I prepare a Course/ Training Module? And
Which have CE 1 hour minimum and community can take it ?

How many CE hours have an online course included with the subscription ($199)?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Gladys,

Courses with the yellow "Subscription" banner are included in the Education @USGBC subscription. The Education @USGBC subscription already contains nearly 100 CE hours and growing.

Deputy Manager, Santrupti Engineers Private Limited

Hi Melanie,

Thanks for the clarification.

Deputy Manager, Santrupti Engineers Private Limited

Hi,
I bought the subscription to access the web-based reference guides. When I got to the individual credit, for e.g. Integrative Process, and explored the content under the 'Guide' tab, it says and I quote, "This web-based reference guide credit is being provided as a free preview. For more information on the web-based guide check out usgbc.org/guide. To purchase access to the full suite of guide content, go to the store".

Do I still have to purchase the full suite to explore detailed content or is the content on that page complete in all aspects?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Suhaas,

Sorry for the confusion - you do have access to the LEED v4 web-based reference guide. The IP credit specifically is available to everyone and always displays the Free Preview message. You'll find that you have access to all of the other credits as well (and they don't display that message). Thanks for checking!

Melanie

Sr. Architect, L&T Construction

hello, i am facing a similar problem as Suhaas... have subscribed for 1 year web-based Reference guide... but cannot access the "guide" tab in the credits library... is there any other procedure/ password or login details that i am missing?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Durva,

Sorry that you're having trouble! Can you please email me with what you see when you click on the guide tab of usgbc.org/credits? My records indicate that you do have access.

Thanks!

Melanie

Self Employed, none

Hi, I want to prepare for LEED Green Associates Exam. I would like to know whether the Education @USGBC subscription includes the access to LEED Core Concepts Guide and other LEED Reference Guides too? or do we have to buy the reference guides separately?
What does the Web-based reference guide includes?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Mamta,

The Core Concepts guide would need to be purchased separately (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-core-concepts-guide). The web-based reference guide includes access to all adaptations of the LEED v4 reference guide (BD+C, ID+C, etc.). It includes access to the full text of the reference guide, plus additional multi-media content to help further illustrate the material. Thanks!

Industrial Engineer. LEED AP EBOM, PGI ENERGY & FACILITIES

This web-based reference guide is inluded for free with the Education @USGBC quote of $199/year?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Yes! Access to the web-based reference guide is included in the Education @USGBC subscription for $199 per year ($175 per year for members). You may purchase the subscription at http://www.usgbc.org/subscription/contact.

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