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LEED Core Concepts Guide

Price: $90.00 (member price is $75.00)
Average: 2.1 (40 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
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65 commentsLeave a comment


Is there any option for a network license, for a large firm?

Senior Infrastructure Engineer, PARSONS

Hello, Is this sufficient source of Leed AP ? Please advise

Architect / Interior Designer, Architecture

hi, is this book good to study for the LEED GA exam , which I would be taking in the year 2015 ?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Neha, thank you for your interest in earning the LEED Green Associate credential. I would recommend you consult and study all of the references in The LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook for the best chance at passing the LEED Green Associate test. You can download the handbook here: Perhaps one of the best resources is the LEED Core Concepts Guide. I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to take the LEED Green Associates exam. I would also study the Introductory and Overview Sections. LEED Building Design + Construction Reference Guide. Click the download link on this page: I hope this helps. Best of luck on your exam!

Curacreto, S.A. de C.V.

Hi. Do you have a code promotion to buy this ebook? It is a topic that I like and I what to buy more books
Thank you

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Cecilia, thank you for your interest in the Core Concepts Guide and our other educational products. We currently do not have promotional codes available. If you are signed up for emails under the 'Subscriptions' tab of your account you will likely be informed if promotional codes become available. Thank you.

Curacreto, S.A. de C.V.

Can I read e-document in my pc computer?

Administrative Coordinator, LEED Support

Hi Cecilia,

Yes, the e-document is in .pdf format which is readable in either Windows, Mac, or Android operating systems. We recommend downloading a free copy of Adobe Reader, which you can get here: I hope that helps answer your question!

Civil Engineer, F&M Ingegneria Spa

Is this pdf file printable?

Administrative Coordinator, LEED Support

Hi Gisella,

Yes! You are allowed to print a copy of the downloadable .pdf for personal use. I hope that helps answer your question.

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