LEED Green Building Design and Construction

The United States Green Building Council has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) to give special recognition to those who demonstrate exceptional knowledge and skill in an area of green building design and construction.

One of these exams is the LEED Green Building Design and Construction Exam. The exam has two parts, each of which is 100 multiple-choice questions and takes two hours. The entire exam takes about four hours and twenty minutes.

Part one of the exam is identical to the Green Associate exam. It covers the following topics:

  • synergistic opportunities and the LEED application process
  • project site factors
  • water management
  • project systems and energy impacts
  • acquisition, installation, and management of project materials
  • stakeholder involvement in innovation
  • project surroundings and public outreach

Part two, known as the LEED Green Building Design and Construction Specialty Exam, covers the following subjects:

  • project site factors
  • water management
  • project systems and energy impacts
  • acquisition, installation, and management of project materials
  • improvements to the indoor environment stakeholder involvement in innovation
  • project surroundings and public outreach

Those who take the computer-based version of the exam will receive their results immediately after the exam. The minimum passing score on the LEED Green Building Design and Construction Exam is 170 on a scale from 125 to 200. Those who fail one half of the exam take it again up to two more times during the next year.


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by Enoch Morrison | Last Updated: January 9, 2019