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LEEDPASS- Comprehensive Study Material for LEED AP Exam , 800 Exam Style Practice Questions and 150 Significant Notes to Pass the Exam on the First Try Paperback – November 7, 2008
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About the Author
Shawn Shahfar PE , LEED AP , MBA , PMP , CEM , GBE , CSDP
Shawn Shahfar is a Principal Project Engineer and Developer for a major theme park and entertainment corporation. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Building Design and Construction. He is also a candidate for a PhD degree in the field of Design Engineering Management and holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration (MBA), and Construction Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering degrees.
Shawn Shahfar is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the states of California and Florida. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE), and Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP).
Additionally, Shawn Shahfar is a licensed General Building Contractor, Real Estate Broker, Building Appraiser and Building Inspector in California, specializing in Sustainable and Green building projects. He holds executive certifications in the field of Construction Engineering Management, Project Engineering Management, and Building System Engineering. He is an active professional as well as an educator in the fields of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Green Design Building for domestic and international projects.
Top customer reviews
Basically, it formats the LEED reference guide in outline form using numerous tables. While that may be helpful for memorizing, it is full of grammatical errors (and some factual errors) which lead me to question whether this book was edited in the first place.
For example, for SS2 there are two options for achieving the credit: Development Density, and Community Connectivity. In the book's general explanation, these two options are listed with two other facts that are requirements to meeting them. These are presented without respect to hierarchy (they are only numbered 1 to 4) that you are led to believe that there are 4 options!
Upon rereading it, one could also be mislead to believe that there are two options for Development Density: commercial and residential. (There aren't) If this is confusing, that's because the data was presented in a haphazard manner! If I didn't read the reference guide, I'd be very much misinformed!
The questions in the practice exams are hardly better.
They are pretty easy actually, relying more on memorization than analysis of the credit. (For example, name three requirements for meeting WE Credit 2). As someone who has taken the exam (and passed), I can say that it is more analytical (than this book would lead you to believe) and demands not only that you know the credit, but more importantly, the synergies that are possible between different credits.
In this regard, I would highly recommend instead the practice exams online (greenexamprep and youleed). Not only are they closer in feel to taking the exam but the questions are, dare I say it, more intelligent and even tricky at times. They rely on a deeper understanding of the credits (and not just a superficial memorization of them), which is what the actual exam also demands. (Best to read the reference guide twice)
For some reason almost every sentence has a word or two underlined and in caps when they don't need to be.
"The registration fee must be PAID on-line"
"4. The third step is the project AWARD certification" (and yes the third step is number 4 on his list COME ON!!!!!)
There are spelling and grammar errors everywhere; he probably didn't realize that spell check doesn't check words that are all caps.
this book doesn't include full text of LEED (only questions and key notes) this is good for review/practice exam. if you like to know detail information of LEED this isn't the right text but for review, i'll say this is real good book and good price.
Here are some of the guide's shortcomings:
1) It is merely a long set of charts and tables that contain the information from the LEED Reference Guide. This, followed by hundreds of mediocre sample questions. No exam tactics, study suggestions or mnemonics to speak of.
2) It is riddled with typos, errors, and mistakes. Several answers for the practice questions are wrong, too.
3) The practice questions are often too easy and there are no explanations for the answers given (although to its credit, it does direct you to the page in the Reference Guide that it refers to -- some of the page numbers, however, are misprints as well).
4) It's expensive! I've found several other guides at comparable or cheaper prices (some are free) that are far more helpful.