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LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction

LEED version: v4
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

53 commentsLeave a comment

Project Architect, BOORA Architects

Can a PDF copy be used by different people or is it restricted for a single user?

Preconstruction Manager / Sustainability Coordinator, Primus Design Services, LLC

I recently purchased the web based reference guide and do not see any instructions on how to access it.

I am preparing for Green Associate, exam.
I tried many times to download on my iPAD3. Only some strange text downloaded.
I already have BlueFire on my iPAD. I already have ADOBE email address.
I already have this book downloaded on my computer and it is fine. But iPAD download Failed.
Please Help. Thanks........ Abidi

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Abidi - Unfortunately the iPad is not supported at this time for viewing the PDF.

Please send me Link to Download the BD+C v4 , Reference Guide FREE Download Link. THANKS - Abidi
E mail : [email protected]

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Abidi - The rating systems are available for free on the USGBC website at http://www.usgbc.org/credits, however, for the full reference guides, either the hard copy or access to the e-copy must be purchased for access.

Director, HnC Construction Institute Co., Ltd.

I wonder if there is any member price applied for the e-document (PDF) Reference Guide.

Certified Energy Advisor, Net Zero Energy Solutions
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I find all of your reference guide material very confusing. There does not seem to be any 1 place to get ALL the information, I find some here and some there. In my CaGBC Green Associate Study Guide book there is mention that "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THIS WEB DOCUMENT". See link here: http://www.usgbc.org/guide/bdc. You do not however mention if ALL or just SOME of the questions will be taken from here. Also in the CaGBC study guide that I have, it also mentions that the same link is in the Green Associate Hand Book. Out of curiosity I went to see if it would lead me to the same place, low and behold, it did not. Instead, I am now looking at having to purchase something for $200+. Not only am I now more confused I am worried that the information from which the "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM..." is actually inside this $200+ document and not in the link provided (see above). I would also like to point out that you include text that refers to "15 Pretest" questions. OK. Well, what the heck ARE those? there is no mention of where the content of these questions will be drawn from or what impact they have on the overall test score. In my opinion this exam study guide is also riddled with spelling mistakes, poor grammar and unparalleled information structure. Test is in two days. Wish me luck.

Certified Energy Advisor, Net Zero Energy Solutions
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I find all of your reference guide material very confusing. There does not seem to be any 1 place to get ALL the information, I find some here and some there. In my CaGBC Green Associate Study Guide book there is mention that "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THIS WEB DOCUMENT". See link here: http://www.usgbc.org/guide/bdc. You do not however mention if ALL or just SOME of the questions will be taken from here. Also in the CaGBC study guide that I have, it also mentions that the same link is in the Green Associate Hand Book. Out of curiosity I went to see if it would lead me to the same place, low and behold, it did not. Instead, I am now looking at having to purchase something for $200+. Not only am I now more confused I am worried that the information from which the "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM..." is actually inside this $200+ document and not in the link provided (see above). I would also like to point out that you include text that refers to "15 Pretest" questions. OK. Well, what the heck ARE those? there is no mention of where the content of these questions will be drawn from or what impact they have on the overall test score. In my opinion this exam study guide is also riddled with spelling mistakes, poor grammar and unparalleled information structure. Test is in two days. Wish me luck.

Certified Energy Advisor, Net Zero Energy Solutions

I find all of your reference guide material very confusing. There does not seem to be any 1 place to get ALL the information, I find some here and some there. In my CaGBC Green Associate Study Guide book there is mention that "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THIS WEB DOCUMENT". See link here: http://www.usgbc.org/guide/bdc. You do not however mention if ALL or just SOME of the questions will be taken from here. Also in the CaGBC study guide that I have, it also mentions that the same link is in the Green Associate Hand Book. Out of curiosity I went to see if it would lead me to the same place, low and behold, it did not. Instead, I am now looking at having to purchase something for $200+. Not only am I now more confused I am worried that the information from which the "EXAM QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM..." is actually inside this $200+ document and not in the link provided (see above). I would also like to point out that you include text that refers to "15 Pretest" questions. OK. Well, what the heck ARE those? there is no mention of where the content of these questions will be drawn from or what impact they have on the overall test score. In my opinion this exam study guide is also riddled with spelling mistakes, poor grammar and unparalleled information structure. Test is in two days. Wish me luck.

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