View Full Version : any one taken the LEED cert for Existing Buildings?
01-11-2008, 10:09 PM
Has any one taken the LEED Exam for existing buildings? If so What was it about, our company has mentioned wanting to get people certified but I do not know what the entire cert process is about.
I understand LEED is Green Building processes, but just wanted general info on what they test you on. Thanks
01-12-2008, 08:08 AM
I took the NC and as far as I am concerned, it was tough.
The main part was simply the fact that you have to remember all that BS.
Because of this, it isn't a very real world test, as IMO no mere mortal can possible retain ALL that info for more then about 2.3 minutes.
I am now in the process of trying to find all the excuses that I can to not go back and get the EB certification, as both EB and NC were my original goal.
Also, there does not seem to be as much study material out there for the EB as there is for the NC.
You can get LEED info here:
07-12-2008, 12:49 PM
I am attending an MSCA LEED AP EB Training class in Baltimore next month. After registration for the class (usually fills up in 2 days) which includes payment up front, you receive the book, study guide, and class info.
I'm memorizing the credit checklist now....tons of fun.
Here's a link to available courses.
09-27-2008, 10:46 PM
Taxation with :representation:- I'm not sure, but I think we've been Gored. I realize that the leed program will save energy and generate dollars, however; most of those dollars are once again going to line the pockets of politicians. I would however like to be leed certified do we really have a choice at this point?
09-28-2008, 07:46 AM
most of those dollars are once again going to line the pockets of politicians.
Yea, and from what I heard the USGBC was responsible for creating THE "Grassy Knol" in the first place!
I would however like to be leed certified do we really have a choice at this point?
Considering that like 98% of the people in this bizz are NOT LEED certified, I’d say you do have somewhat of a choice.
09-28-2008, 08:43 AM
My LEED AP EB (Existing Building) test is scheduled Dec. 15, 2008. I'm studying as often as possible as there is a great amount of info required to pass the test.
Remember, after Dec. 31, the LEED V2.0 test will no longer be available to take. The new Version 2009 will kick in and I don't think they have even set a beginning test date for it. Yes, the new version is revised. I think the checklists for the old and new are available. No, if you pass the old, you don't have to re-accredit for the new.
IMHO, I think the LEED accreditation will become more important as energy problems continues to escalate.
09-28-2008, 11:24 AM
I think forward looking contractors will line thier pockets with money. My company is going at it full bore.
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