LEED AP Building Design and Construction Exam Prep

Hours: 90 / Access Length: 12 Months
Retail Price: $595.00

Course Overview:

This Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Building Design and Construction exam prep course provides a solid background in green building principles and practices in preparation for the LEED AP Building Design and Construction credentialing exam. Information on exam policies and procedures, tips for effective studying, and an overview of the LEED credentialing process is also discussed. The LEED AP Building Design and Construction credential demonstrates basic knowledge for designing and constructing green buildings. Students will learn about sustainable sites and building materials, monitoring water and energy systems to ensure efficiency, and creating a comfortable and green indoor environment.  

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify LEED credentialing procedures and policies
  • Identify the exam structure, testing procedure, and methods for preparation
  • Comprehend sustainable sites and sustainable materials and resources
  • Identify strategies for creating efficient water and energy systems in a building
  • Identify methods for maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor environment

Course Outline:

LEED AP Building Design and Construction Exam Prep Module 1
Understanding LEED
  • Tiers of the Credentialing Process
  • Application Process
  • Why Earn LEED Credentials?
  • Sustainability & LEED Basics
  • Benefits of Green Buildings
  • Design & Construction Process
  • Do Green Buildings Cost More?
  • USGBC and GBCI
  • LEED Rating Systems
  • Categories of LEED
  • Prerequisites & Credits
  • LEED Certification Process
  • Strategies & Technologies
  • Sustainable Sites
LEED AP Building Design and Construction Exam Prep Module 2
Building Efficiency & Energy Performance
  • Indoor Water Use
  • Outdoor Water Use
  • Process Water
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Tracking Energy Consumption
  • Managing Refrigerants
  • Renewable Energy
  • Materials & Resources
  • Salvaged Materials
  • Material Reuse
  • Building Material Selection
  • Waste Management
LEED AP Building Design and Construction Exam Prep Module 3   
Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority
  • Study Tips
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Testing Center Environment
  • Exam Structure

All necessary materials are included.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP Homes Certification exam to become a LEED AP Building Design and Construction Accredited Professional (LEED BD+C).

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **