This exam is designed to test the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, to support and encourage integrated design and to streamline the application and certification process. You should also be familiar with the content of the U.S. Green Building Council’s website, usgbc.org, and GBCI’s website, gbci.org, including, but not limited to, LEED project registration, LEED certification content and the purpose of LEED Online. USGBC’s website also has free access to all LEED rating systems, LEED Reference Guide introductions and checklists beyond those listed above.
- U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Reference Guide for Homes Design and Construction. v4 e-Document (PDF) Edition. U.S. Green Building Council, 2019.
- “Green building incentive strategies.” U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- U.S. Green Building Council. Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial. U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- U.S. Green Building Council. Foundations of LEED. U.S. Green Building Council, 2009.
- U.S. Green Building Council. LEED v4 for HOMES Design and Construction Checklist. U.S. Green Building Council, 2013.
- “LEED Online: Register a project.” U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- “LEED Certification Fees.” U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- “Addenda Database.” U.S. Green Building Council.
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- What is the PRIMARY intent of Innovation Prerequisite: Preliminary Rating? *This question represents Knowledge Domain 8A: Innovation; Preliminary rating (e.g., who needs to be at the preliminary rating, prerequisite status in rating system and goals of preliminary rating).
- To define the credits that could be achieved easily and cost effectively.
- To define target certification level at the beginning and declare it to all parties.
- To maximize opportunities for integrative, cost effective adoption of green design and construction strategies.
- To encourage exceptional performance for current credits and promote innovative performance in pioneering areas.
- Regional Priority Credits focus on which of the following types of environmental issues? *This question represents Knowledge Domain 9A: Regional Priority: Regional Priority Credits - What are they and how to find them.
- Naturally occurring issues
- Man-made issues
- Environmental concerns and assets
- All of the above
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