LEED Certification

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This 50 page publication deconstructs the process of certifying a LEED building. Presented in two parts, Part 1 provides the reader with background information on green buildings:

  • What is green construction?
  • The development of the green movement
  • The problems with how we currently design and build
  • Why LEED is important

Part 2 describes the LEED green rating systems, and the steps involved in certifying a building, including:

  • The U.S. Green Building Council and the development of LEED
  • How LEED works
  • The 10 LEED green rating systems
  • Steps in the certification process
  • Performance categories
  • Fulfilling credit requirements for certification

LEED Certification: An Introduction to Certifying a Green Building is available as an electronic publication for Amazon Kindle.* Click here or below for sample pages, and to purchase.

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*Amazon Kindle books can be read on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android, as well as on Amazon Kindle devices. (See here for Amazon Kindle readers for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android.)

Also see our full-length textbook, available March 2016 — Green Construction: An Introduction to a Changing Industry.


  • "Construction Project Management is informative and easy to read. It clearly outlines the professional building processes and procedures. It is a great book not only for students, but for the building professional as well."
    -- Andy Briglio, contractor

    For more information: Construction Project Management

    "This book is a great introduction to the field and represents a powerful argument for an increased focus on green construction. Dykstra's writing is clear, concise and well informed by decades of experience in the field."
    -- Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, author and speaker, founder of the Yudelson Associates consultancy

    Available now; for more information:
    Green Construction: An Introduction to a Changing Industry