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LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction

Price: $249.00 (member price is $199.00)
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Web-based Reference Guide (all rating systems)

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 the full suite of web-based guide content for 90 days with the purchase of a hard copy or e-copy of any LEED v4 Reference Guide, or purchase a year long subscription to the web-based guide now for $99 - to subscribe, go here.

Navigate your LEED project from registration through certification.

When project teams have a question about LEED requirements, they reach for the reference guide. Completely restructured for LEED v4, the print and pdf formats of the reference guides walk project teams through all of the information you need to successfully achieve credits.

This guide includes direction for the following:

  • LEED BD+C: New Construction
  • LEED BD+C: Core and Shell
  • LEED BD+C: Schools
  • LEED BD+C: Retail
  • LEED BD+C: Healthcare
  • LEED BD+C: Data Centers
  • LEED BD+C: Hospitality
  • LEED BD+C: Warehouses and Distribution Centers

All hard copy and e-document (pdf) LEED v4 reference guide purchases come with a 90-day subscription to the new web-based version of the LEED v4 reference guides (that includes all rating systems). 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. It also gives project teams access to a new set of modules developed specifically to supplement the reference guide content, including interactive videos, tutorials, presentations and documents.

Reference guide introductory and overview sections

Preview the LEED v4 reference guide sections: Getting Started, Minimum Program Requirements, Rating System Selection, Credit Category Overviews, and Appendices. These sections are supplemental for the web based reference guide.

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LEED V4
ID: LEED v4
ISBN: 978-1-932444-18-6
Published On: 18 Nov 2013
Effective On: 18 Nov 2013

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SOLUCIONES ENERGETICAS SOSTENIBLES

hi, does the discount for members apply to e-document (PDF) as well? and how much is it?

Intern Architect, RYS Architects

I have recently purchased the LEED BDC v4 reference guide. Where do I go to access web based guide content?

Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Jordan. You can view the Web-based Reference Guide by visiting http://www.usgbc.org/guide and selecting the appropriate rating system.

Building Science Design Engineer (EIT), Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

I would like to see the questions above answered^. Also, is there a separate Canadian version?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thanks for your quesiton, Ricardo. As noted above, you can view the Web-based Reference Guide by visiting http://www.usgbc.org/guide and selecting the appropriate rating system. Please note, you must be logged into usgbc.org with the site user account that you used to purchase the guides in order to see them.

Our online guides do not include any LEED Canada guides. Please see their website for more information on purchasing LEED Canada reference guides: http://www.cagbc.org/source/Orders/index.cfm?Section=Store

Intern Architect, McCallum Sather Architects Inc.

Ricardo, there is no Canada guide anymore; LEED v4 is universal. There are Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths, which for the most part deal with addressing Canadian standards over US ones.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

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Sustainable Buildings Coordinator, Prairie Architects Inc.

Hi, we are also wondering if the e-copy of the LEED ReferenceGuide for BD+C is printable or can be accessible to our entire office or only available to one user? I have also tried emailing usgbc through the contact us and the email has bounced and says it is not a valid email...but I clicked the direct link. Thanks

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your question and feedback! The e-copy of the reference guide is not printable, and is only accessible by the individual who purchased it through their account. An electronic reference guide that your whole organization can access is only available through a Platinum membership. Gold, Silver, and Organizational members can also purchase access to the LEED v4 web-based reference guides for $99 per person (http://www.usgbc.org/community/members#savings).

Regarding the issue with [email protected], we have alerted our IT department and they are actively working on the issue. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at http://www.usgbc.org/contactus

Sustainable Buildings Coordinator, Prairie Architects Inc.

Thank you, Monique!

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