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Preparing for LEED v3

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:11

Hi everyone, this is Chris from Everblue. I was Chaz’s instructor a few months back. I’d like to answer two questions that hopefully anyone interested in taking new exams likely has:

1) What is v3 LEED all about?
2) How do I prepare for the test?

First question. Unlike the old v2.2 exams, the v3 exams are broken into two tiers. The Tier I exam is called the LEED Green Associate exam. After passing that exam, you will be a LEED Green Associate. The GA test was available in the U.S. starting May 18. 

Thank you, Everblue, for helping me pass the LEED Exam!

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:56

Attention: Chris Boggiano, LEED, AP

Reference: Everblue LEED Training Course Applause

Dear Chris,

I am writing to inform you that I passed my LEED AP examination with a score of 194! About two-thirds of the way through the examination, I was aware I was going to pass; however, I was shocked at how high my score was.

New LEED Certification Course Times and Locations

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:53

Here at Everblue, we are always creating exciting opportunities for our community and those who aspire to earn the LEED Green Associate. Due to high demand, we’ve recently added more LEED courses throughout the summer. Take a look at the new course times and locations below.


 In the U.S., we’ve added the following LEED Green Associate classes:

LEED Exam Feedback: Eating Up Success

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:52

Adam Sollner was excited to share the news of his LEED AP certification with his family on June 13, 2009. After attending Everblue classes and pulling an all-nighter prior to the exam, Sollner was ready to go home and celebrate. Proud and happy about his successful return, Sollner’s daughter and wife surprised him with a congratulatory cake.

Looking Ahead to LEED 2009

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:51

Summer of 2009 has been very interesting for LEED. Right now, many, many last minute LEED for New Construction candidates are scrambling to cram in the last bit of studying for their LEED exam. Some have been preparing all along, while others have resigned themselves to the fact that there’s probably not enough time to fully prepare for the exam. So what to do? My thought is study as much as you can and take the exam anyway. I don’t believe that the USGBC or the GBCI will refund your exam fees, and, with luck, you might pass.

Building a LEED Home: Green Life Smart Life

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:50

Kimberly Lancaster is building a LEED Home, and we asked her about her experiences building the home. It’s always great to hear about first-hand LEED implementation experiences.

1 – What motivated you to build a green home?

LEED AP Exam Feedback: BD+C Beta Exam

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:48

One of our LEED NC 2.2 students was selected to take the LEED AP BD+C beta exam. He took the beta exams for LEED Green Associate and LEED Building, Design, and Construction. Next week, he takes the LEED NC 2.2 exam, just to be sure he earns the credential, since he will not get his beta exam score for a few weeks. The main point of his observations confirm that the LEED AP BD+C exam is no joke. There are many calculations, and the exam really tests a candidate's knowledge of the rating system.

LEED AP Interior Design & Construction Raises the Bar

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:47

While looking through the LEED AP ID+C Candidate Handbook, I paused for a moment at the sample exam questions. Wow, they are wordy if not downright difficult. I can clearly see why they added the calculator to the exam. Four of the six provided sample exam questions involve a math calculation. It seems that the GBCI has taken LEED NC and put the straightforward questions in LEED Green Associate and put the devious, multiple-answer tricky type questions in the LEED AP exams.

LEED Green Associate Exam Brain Dump

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:45

I took my LEED Exam for the LEED Green Associate this week and wanted to share some notes about the experience.

USGBC Releases Regional Credits

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:44

The U.S. Green Building Council has released its schedule of LEED regional credits–one of the changes the standards-setting body initiated under its revamp of the LEED system. LEED 2009, also called LEED v3, puts greater emphasis on building design that has a more holistic impact on the environment. Accommodating regional issues, such as the water shortage in the West, for instance, is part of that change. 

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