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LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction

LEED version: v4
Price: $249.00 (member price is $199.00)
Average: 3.1 (40 votes)

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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ISBN: 978-1-932444-18-6
Published On: 18 Nov 2013
Effective On: 18 Nov 2013

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A little confused. Besides the other reference matrials ... will the BD+C reference guide also include material in the GA guide? or would I need to buy both? thanks!

Engineer, Defense Logistics Agency

This reference guide for Building Design and Construction ( book), this guide is a study book or text book for the AP BD + C test. and are there any sample test, to have. Thank You Marc

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Yes, you can view sample questions in the Candidate Handbook ( on page 23.

Is this guide for BD+c exam preparation ?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

This is one of the reference materials. Please see the Candidate Handbook ( for more information.

Project Coordinator - Architectural and Interior Design, Hsin Chong Engineering Macau

Hi! Do you ship hardcopy to Macau, China?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Yes, we can ship a hardcopy of the LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction to Macau, China.

Greenfield Services L.L.C.

Please confirm if we can print the LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction(V4)(e-document/pdf).
can we use it on multiple desktops in our office or is it single user.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

The PDF reference guides can be printed but they are intended for personal use only and should not be stored on any shared network. Please find more information about PDF reference guides here:

Preconstruction Estimator, Skanska

You state that “All e-book publications (PDFs) including the LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction are now downloadable and printable”. The PDF version of the previous reference guide had a watermark (when printed for personal use) that was extremely distracting. Does this version have the same issue?

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