LEED 2009

Blogs in this section refer to the 2009 LEED standards, also known as LEED v3. This standards were effective from 2009 to 2014.

Public LEED CIRs Are No More

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:09

Until now, LEED project applicants seeking technical and administrative guidance on how LEED credits apply to their projects could find guidelines by searching existing credit interpretation rulings (CIRs).

Everblue Energy adds Baltimore to LEED course schedule

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:54

The education provider will make six trips to Maryland before the new year.


June 19, 2009 - Everblue Training Institute, a leading green education provider, has announced that it will begin offering its highly sought-after Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Exam Preparation courses for the LEED Green Associate level in Baltimore, MD. These series of courses will take place at the University of Baltimore, starting on June 29.

New LEED Certification Course Times and Locations

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:53

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

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:52

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

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:51

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.

LEED AP Exam Feedback: BD+C Beta Exam

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:48

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

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:47

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

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:45

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

Notes from USGBC/GBCI Update on 2009 Credentials

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:41

Here are my notes from a USGBC webinar today where Beth Holst, the GBCI Vice President for LEED Credentialing, spoke for an hour on the LEED 3.0/LEED 2009 Standards. She clarified many of the questions about LEED 2009 and about the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP requirements.

Speaker: Beth Holst, VP Credentialing, GBCI

Check Out LEED Online

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:38

LEED Online:

LEED Online is an easy-to-use, online interface that LEED project teams can use to submit 100% of their documentation.

How It Works

At the time of registration, the project team identifies a Project Administrator, who attaches team members to “Roles” that are in turn assigned to LEED credits in LEED Online.