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LEED Core Concepts Guide

Price: $90.00 (member price is $75.00)
Average: 2 (27 votes)

What it is

Looking to learn about LEED and green building, but don't know where to start? The LEED Core Concepts Guide introduces the green building fundamentals to get you started on your learning path. This edition features updates based on LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program.

Who it's for

  • Candidates for the LEED Green Associate professional credential
  • Anyone interested in a soup to nuts overview of the basics of green building concepts and strategies.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction to Green Buildings and Communities
  • Sustainable Thinking
  • Sustainable Thinking at Work: New Processes for Building Green
  • Green Building Core Concepts and Application Strategies
  • About USGBC and LEED
ID: Third edition
ISBN: 978-1-932444-32-2
Published By: U.S. Green Building Council
Published On: 25 Apr 2014

35 commentsLeave a comment

is there any distributing agency in Jeddah

., U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your interest in the LEED Core Concepts Guide. We currently do not have a local distributor for printed materials in Jeddah. We ship to throughout KSA and we also have an e-book for puchase.

is there any distributing agency in Amman - Jordan .

., U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your interest in the LEED Core Concepts Guide. We currently do not have a local distributor for printed materials in Amman, Jordan.

Does the e-document (pdf) printable ? Please kindly advise

., U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you very much for your interest in earning a LEED credential. At this time, the e-Document version is not printable.

Residential Appraiser, Lipscomb University and Institute for Sustainable Practice

I am taking the Green Associate Exam this month. So far, I have purchased the v4 Exam Prep Guide and have access to 6 of the 7 references listed in the Handbook. Do I need to purchase this Core Concepts guide or is the info the Exam Prep Guide sufficient to prepare for the GA exam? Do I need to read all 6 of the references in the Handbook or are those many for the AP exam?

., U.S. Green Building Council

Congratulations on becoming a LEED Green Associate! Thank you as well for submitting such an important question about exam content and materials, and we hope the following response will be helpful to others who will consider taking the LEED Green Associate exam.

The preparation for each candidate will vary depending on their previous exposure to LEED and their profession. However, I would recommend consulting resources to enhance your learning and studying experience:
1. Study and learn from the list of references here: Consider purchasing the LEED Core Concepts Guide separately or as a part of the LEED Green Associate study bundle:
2. Consider reviewing some of the free practice questions in this article:
3. Visit the credit library ( and check out many examples of projects (
4. Check out this free video introduction to LEED v4 here:
5. We also have a guide that will walk you through some of the major changes, accomplishments, and language for LEED v4:
6. Finally, you may also find other exam preparation options online or through Education @USGBC here:
Good luck! We hope you will consider pursuing your LEED AP with specialty.

Company Owner, Codart Builders

Is pdf version printable?

Project Manager - Commercial Construction, F H Paschen/S N Nielsen

Unfortunately I have been studying the Second Edition and was not aware it was not relevant for the new test. I wish someone would explain the difference in material but I imagine that will hurt the selling power of this book...

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