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LEED Core Concepts Guide

Price: $90.00 (member price is $75.00)
Average: 1.8 (6 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

13 commentsLeave a comment

Boeing 747 & C-5M Super Galaxy Pilot. Fluid Systems Designer/Engineer.

Is this the booklet to download to study for the Green Associate's? I'm just getting started and having a hard time finding out exactly how to get started! Thanks.

The LEED GA preparation guide including the LEED core concepts guide is it available as a pdf version?

Project Director

For LEED Green Associate exam can I use the LEED Core Concepts Guide second edition?

I have the exact same question. Please let me know if you get an answer.


LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Because the current exam offerings are based on LEED v4 content, we recommend using the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide.

Senior Architect, Nesma&Partners

Can I use (LEED Core Concept- 2nd Edition) I've used earlier to Pass LEED GA Exam at preparing for AP Exam?
Are there any major differences between 2nd &3rd edition?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

If you plan to take either the LEED for Homes or LEED-ND LEED AP with Specialty exams, we recommend staying with version 2 of the LEED Core Concepts Guide based on 2009 content because these exams have not yet been updated to version 4 content. If you plan to take any of the other LEED AP with Specialty Exams, we recommend using the third edition of the LEED Core Concepts Guide because it features updates based on LEED v4.

REALTOR & Green Development Consultant, Keller Williams Classic Realty

Does the hard copy version of LEEDS Core Concepts Guide also include access to the PDF version? Thank you in advance for your response.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

The Hardcopy and PDF versions are purchased separately.

Architect, Owner, ChicagoGreen LLC

Elizabeth, at Greenbuild last week I was told that the new GA Study Guide will be available as a download purchase soon. Do you know when yet? I prefer the e-version to the hard copy. Thanks, John

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