This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the'LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with'practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project's environmental performance and'additional study resources/references. Some features include: ' *Covers cost implications of green building practices, including initial investments, long-term cost benefits, and current market trends. *Provides'a practical guide to understanding fundamental sustainable design and green building practices. *Includes a Focused Study Guide that helps readers prepare for the LEED-Green Associate exam. '