Get your LEED AP study guide, workbook, and practice exam for $79

The study guide includes:

  • LEEDuser’s 8 tips for passing the AP exam
  • 45-page workbook, including the 4 tables we suggest you memorize
  • 50-question practice exam with unlimited retakes
  • 100% money-back guarantee

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About the authors:

Paula Melton
BuildingGreen, Inc.

Paula Melton is Managing Editor at BuildingGreen, where she writes mainly for Environmental Building News, including authoring feature articles, blog posts, and product reviews on a variety of sustainable design topics, including LEED and other green building rating systems. She was also the lead developer of the company's recent white papers on LEED version 4 and on toxic chemicals in building products.

With an MFA in creative writing and a background in both journalism and socially responsible marketing, she has been researching and writing about health and sustainability for more than 15 years.

Alexander Spilger

Alex is Principal and Founder of GreenStep: Education for the Built Environment. He draws from his experience working on dozens of green building projects to offer practical workshops designed to help students pass the test with confidence. His experience includes facilitating eco-charrettes, researching green building technologies and policy, and guiding people and projects through LEED Certification.

In addition to leading green building courses, he works with BCCI Construction; helping to educate staff, develop internal tools and systems, and facilitate the LEED documentation efforts on several projects.

LEEDuser’s Guide to Passing the LEED v4 AP BD+C Exam

So you've decided (or perhaps it's been decided for you) to take the new LEED AP BD+C exam.

Failure is not an option—and as a LEEDuser moderator, I've blazed a trail for you to follow and earn that LEED AP credential on your first try. I passed the exam on my first attempt—and you can too.

Revealed: all of my secret studying strategies, complete with sample questions.

I don't want you to feel the sort of pre-exam anxiety I did, so I created a guide to mastering all of the essential information you need. Eight Tips for Passing the LEED v4 AP Exam includes:

  • The four tables from the LEED Reference Guide we recommend memorizing and writing down when you get into the exam room (you can't take this cheat sheet in with you, but you'll have time before the exam starts to write down notes. Use this time wisely)
  • The 12 critical LEED Reference Guide calculations we recommend learning by heart... all in one convenient study sheet
  • 6 more tips with specific, insider information just like this
  • Sample questions for every tip
  • Links to a peer support forum with others who have taken, or are about to take, the LEED v4 AP exam
Order Eight Tips, the companion workbook, and practice exam for $79

You also get my 45-page workbook—an invaluable aid to cementing your newfound knowledge and pre-exam studying.

My printable companion workbook helps you put my Eight Tips into practice. Your confidence will be sky-high when you complete the following detailed sections:

  • Part 1: Getting to know the reference guide
  • Part 2: Tables to memorize
  • Part 3: Key credit details to memorize
  • Part 4: Calculations and thresholds to memorize
  • Part 5: The key reference guide section you must know inside and out
  • Part 6: Understanding how credits work together
  • Part 7: Key documentation questions

Free with Eight Tips for Passing the LEED v4 AP Exam: our exclusive LEED AP BD+C v4 practice exam.

I also asked Alex Spilger of GreenStep Education to create an extra-challenging 50-question sample exam just for you that you can take right on our website.

Alex is a LEED AP with multiple specialties who retakes the LEED AP exams to maintain his credentials. Alex is adept at translating his LEED expertise to tricky, realistic exam questions. Our sample test will give you an accurate read on whether you're ready for the real thing.

When you take our practice exam, you'll receive an immediate, detailed explanation after answering each question; we'll also tally up your total score at the end.

No v4 project experience needed.

Yes, v4 project experience is one way to cram all of this information into your head. But with uptake of the new system just beginning, you may not have v4 experience to draw upon: Eight Tips for Passing the LEED v4 AP Exam helps you fill that gap.

A discounted price for Eight Tips for Passing the LEED v4 AP Exam—and our exam prep guarantee

In all modesty, I think what you will get from my Eight Tips guide, my 45-page companion workbook, and the 50-question practice exam is worth far more than the $79 member price (that's $20 off the price non-members pay).

Still, if you follow my Eight Tips... diligently complete my companion workbook... take the practice exam... and still feel that you aren't thoroughly prepared for the new LEED AP exam, you can get a 100% refund of the purchase price—no questions asked.

Order Eight Tips, the companion workbook, and practice exam for $79

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