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LEED Core Concepts Guide

Price: $90.00 (member price is $75.00)
Average: 2.1 (37 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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R & D Engineer, SAFID Co. Ltd.

Whats the time duration to receive the above LEED guide in Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.

., U.S. Green Building Council

Good morning! We offer a variety of shipping options. Please add the product to your cart to see which shipping options are available for your country. Once you proceed to purchase the items you will be able to choose which shipping options (with estimated delivery times) work well for you. You will be able to choose these items before finalizing your order. Hope that helps!

I have previously purchased the Green Building and LEED core concepts First Edition and USGBC LEED Green Associate study guide 2009. Can I use them for the GA exam? Can I just add supplemental materials to these 2 books so they won't go to waste? Please advise.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your interest in earning the LEED Green Associate credential! Knowing more about the changes in LEED v4 may help you decide whether to purchase updated materials. The reference materials for the LEED Green Associate exam have all been updated with LEED v4 content. Please see the list of references here: I would also recommend starting with these three resources: 1) Please check out this free video introduction to LEED v4 here: 2) We also have a guide that will walk you through some of the major changes, accomplishments, and language for LEED v4: 3) Finally, please also consider subscribing to Education @USGBC to access more webinars on LEED v4:

Intern, Code Green Solutions

Is there a link where I can purchase a bundle of the LEED GA Study Guide with the CORE Concepts Guide, ebook (on computer, not hardbook).

Administrative Coordinator, LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Alex! Currently there is not a digital study bundle available, however the Core Concepts can be purchased as a e book from USGBC and the Study guide can be purchased as an ebook from the publisher separately. Link can be found (in small print) here:

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For Green associate exam can the "guide to the LEED" green associate exam by Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP be used? Have purchased this book and like to study to pass the exam. Thanks. Appreciate a reply.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your interest in becoming a LEED credential holder! We cannot endorse or discredit a non-USGBC published resource like Michelle Cottrell's book. However, 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. The handbook details the references used to write the exam questions: Please also consider other references and resources available to understand LEED through our website, especially Education @USGBC ( and LEED Projects ( Good luck!

Is this e-document for LEED Core Concepts Guide book (pdf file) downloadable, in another words can I read this file from my own copy in my computer without connecting internet or login to your website

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Yes, the file is downloadable and can be saved to your computer. To enable offline reading mode, select the option to make the file available for reading without an Internet connection. This will allow you to open the file for up to seven days before prompting for login again. To login, you will need to be connected to the Internet. You will be presented with this option immediately after you login.

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