Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with a guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification. This book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion.