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Overview Analysis for the LEED Green Associate Exam

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The material and information in this document constructs a more detailed perspective of the LEED process than what is presented in the Studio4 6 Step Study Plan for the LEED Green Associate Exam. Many exam candidates begin their exploration into the study process completely overwhelmed by the volume, perceived complexities and, on occasion, inconsistencies and contradictions with available study resources, often starting out in a confused and misguided direction.

It would be difficult to comprehend the information necessary to pass the Green Associate exam without fully understanding the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the mechanisms established under USGBC’s control – the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems. Simply reading the vast amount of material defining each doesn’t necessarily provide the matrix that connects each and how this pyramid functions. As disconcerting as this may seem, perhaps it would be helpful if we developed our analysis of LEED, as a whole, as compared with something more familiar. Shortly it should become apparent the role of the U.S. Green Building Council with regard to environmental stewardship and the organized green movement.

The Overview Analysis for the LEED Green Associate Exam can be downloaded here.

6 Step Study Plan for the LEED Green Associate Exam

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This outline provides basic information to assist your understanding of how to begin studying for the LEED Green Associate exam: starting with the exam application process, selecting study materials, and then moving to brief descriptions for exam content such as green building, USGBC, and LEED.

The LEED Green Associate exam requires a basic, non-technical understanding of green building, USGBC and the core concepts of sustainable strategies used in designing and constructing high performance green buildings. Aside from the fact the Green Associate exam is a requirement for advancing to any of the specialty exams, passing the Green Associate exam would be sufficient for professionals such as real estate agents and brokers, sales and manufacturer’s reps., attorneys, developer and contractor mid-level managers, and other professionals who have no need to know the technical details and processes necessary to design and build high performance green buildings. This degree of knowledge is generally left to professionals who make their living with green buildings, from inception thru birth, and even until end of life.

The 6 Step Study Plan for the LEED Green Associate Exam can be downloaded here.

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LEED v4 Green Associate Study Guide

GA v4 Study Guide: Table of Contents

GA v4 Study Guide: Integrative Process

GA v4 Study Guide: Location and Transportation

GA v4 Study Guide: Sustainable Sites

GA v4 Study Guide: Water Efficiency

GA v4 Study Guide: Energy and Atmosphere

GA v4 Study Guide: Materials and Resources

GA v4 Study Guide: Indoor Environmental Quality

LEED v4 Green Associate 101 Questions & 101 Answers

GA v4 101 Q&A: Questions

GA v4 101 Q&A: Questions & Answers

Canada Green Building Council

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The Canada Green Building Council provides study resources to Canadians. They not only sell the Studio4 Study Guide and 101 Q+A, but also Flashcards (available in hard copy and as an Apple App) as well as delivering study courses in a variety of formats.

The CaGBC has reviewed Studio4’s study materials and found them to be an excellent source of support for the LEED Green Associate exam, even helping CaGBC staff pass the exam. As a result, the CaGBC entered into an MOU with Studio4 in January 2011 that provides the Council with the exclusive opportunity to make these resources available across Canada through the CaGBC website and the CaGBC study courses. We hope they contribute to your learning process. To register for a workshop click the education schedule, to buy a study product, visit CaGBC products.

Free LEED v4 Exam Study & Miscellaneous Resources

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Studio4 Green Lifestyles Collection

Green Lifestyles Collection: green education for the Children

Green Lifestyles Collection: green education for the Family

Green Lifestyles Collection: green education for the Professionals

Green Lifestyles Collection: Homeowners Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your Home

LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Study Tips

LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Process

LEED v4 Reference Materials

LEED v4 Acronyms and Glossary of Terms

LEED v4 BD+C Rating System Credit Matrix

LEED v4 BD+C Referenced Standards by Credit Category

LEED v4 BD+C Related Credits by Credit Category

LEED v4 BD+C Commissioning Process

Miscellaneous Documents

Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Guide (USGBC)

LEED v4 BD+C Checklists (tabs at bottom of spreadsheet for each rating system – USGBC)

LEED v4 Impact Category and Point Allocation Process (USGBC)

LEED and Green Building Codes (USGBC)

Greening the Codes (USGBC)


The Studio4 LEED Green Associate Study Guide, Studio4 LEED Green Associate 101 Questions & 100 Answers, and the Studio4 LEED BD+C Credit Summary Charts can be purchased and downloaded from the e-store menu located at the top of the screen. The Studio4 Leed Green Associate Study Guide Table of Contents is a free download.

LEED v4 GA Study Guide: Table of Contents