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LEED AP BD+C
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.
LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, EBOM
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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