Caltrans Sustainability Challenge, Take This Quiz And Win This Coin.

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Caltrans Sustainability Challenge, Take This Quiz And Win This Coin.

How much do you know? Sustainability has been an important part of the mission of Caltrans for the last two years. Test your knowledge of sustainability concepts, best practices as well as the efforts of Caltrans. You may be the winner of this coin. The RulesThe rules are simple, enter the required information and take the test. Submit your answers to this quiz. Two quiz takers will be awarded the Caltrans Sustainability Coin. Coin one will be awarded to the first person who submits all the correct answers. The winner of the second coin will be who finishes the quiz in the quickest time. You will only be able to answer and submit this quiz once. Once you advance to the next question, you cannot go back. About the Sustainability CoinThe 2016 Caltrans S


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of FHWA's "Sustainability Highways Self-Evaluation Tool?
    • A. 

      LEEDS Certification Tool

    • B. 

      SAM Lifecycle Tool

    • C. 

      Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST)

    • D. 

      Sustainability Framework and Assessment Tool

  • 2. 
    What is the correct definition of 'greenhouse gases'?
    • A. 

      Gases that trap solar heat energy in the atmosphere.

    • B. 

      The trapping of solar energy by certain gases in the atmosphere.

    • C. 

      A carbon-rich compound formed over geological time from organic materials, and burned by humans for energy.

  • 3. 
    What is the correct definition of 'global warming'?
    • A. 

      The blanketing effect of clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere.

    • B. 

      The conversion of cosmic rays into infra-red radiation by certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

    • C. 

      The increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature due to the greenhouse effect.

  • 4. 
    Caltrans Director's Policy DP-33 on sustainability assigns various responsibilities to various parties. Who is responsible for the bullet point “Integrate sustainability practices into daily activities”?
    • A. 

      The Caltrans Assistant DIrector Sustainability

    • B. 

      Caltrans Division Chiefs

    • C. 

      All Managers and supervisors of Caltrans

    • D. 

      All Employees of Caltrans

  • 5. 
    There are five goals listed in table of contents of the 2015 – 2020 Caltrans Strategic Management plan. Which of the answers below is the correct order listed.
    • A. 

      1. Sustainability, Livability and Economy 2. Stewardship and Efficiency 3. Safety and Health 4. System Performance 5. Organizational Excellence

    • B. 

      1. Organizational Excellence 2. Safety and Health 3. Sustainability, Livability and Economy 4. System Performance 5. Safety and Health

    • C. 

      1. Safety and Health 2. Stewardship and Efficiency 3. Sustainability, Livability and Economy 4. System Performance 5. Organizational Excellence

  • 6. 
    View the April 10, 2014, Caltrans Directors Video, published on the Caltrans YouTube Channel. At the 2 minute and 21 second mark, what publication is displayed on the screen?
    • A. 

      Urban Bikeway Design Guide, published by the Transportation Research Board

    • B. 

      Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 2012-Fourth Edition, published by AASHTO

    • C. 

      Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, published by FHWA

  • 7. 
    The California Department of General Services maintains a website called Green California. There you will find a link to Green Building Executive Order B-18-12. Who signed that Executive Order?
    • A. 

      President Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    • C. 

      Daniel C. Kim, Director of California DGS

    • D. 

      Mary D Nichols, Chair California ARB

  • 8. 
    The Caltrans designed Philip S. Raines Safety Roadside Rest area on Highway 99 was awarded a LEED Platinum Level rating in 2013. What was the final score?
    • A. 

      53 out of 69

    • B. 

      95 out of 100

    • C. 

      45 out of 50

    • D. 

      31 out of 37

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