Ecoquiz: Test Your Green Home Knowledge Now!

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So, you think you’re green, eh? Let's see how green you really are. Take HomeSavvi’s EcoQuiz to test your green knowledge now and earn your eco-certificate!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is low VOC paint or primer?
    • A. 

      Low Volume Odor Chemicals

    • B. 

      Low Volatile Organic Compounds

    • C. 

      Low Ventilation Oxidant Chloride

    • D. 

      Low Vascular Obsolete Compounds

  • 2. 
    How much does heating and cooling typically account for a home’s utility bill?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      45%

    • D. 

      60%

  • 3. 
    How much does the average home typically spend on energy bills every year?
    • A. 

      $543

    • B. 

      $1070

    • C. 

      $1430

    • D. 

      $2000

  • 4. 
    Currently, there are ________ million fridges over ten years old in the U.S.:
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      47

    • C. 

      62

    • D. 

      71

  • 5. 
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers _____________ to be one of the five most urgent public health risks in the United States.
    • A. 

      Asbestos

    • B. 

      Radiation in countertops

    • C. 

      Poor indoor air quality

    • D. 

      Lack of water temperature control

  • 6. 
    In most households, the ___________ is the single biggest energy consuming kitchen appliance.
    • A. 

      Oven

    • B. 

      Dishwasher

    • C. 

      Stove

    • D. 

      Refrigerator

  • 7. 
    How often should you change your air filter, at a minimum?
    • A. 

      Once every other week

    • B. 

      Once every three months

    • C. 

      Twice a year

    • D. 

      Once a year

  • 8. 
    A programmable thermostat can save you about ______ a year in energy costs.
    • A. 

      $30

    • B. 

      $75

    • C. 

      $120

    • D. 

      $180

  • 9. 
    True/False: If you’re remodeling your bathroom, it’s best to keep your old vinyl flooring.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True/False: When painting, you should leave out the paint primer because it is a toxin that has high VOCs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When washing laundry or dishes, you should:
    • A. 

      Use the dishwasher or laundry when it’s completely full- they operate most efficiently when full.

    • B. 

      Fill the dishwasher or laundry washer only half full, so that the dishes/clothing can have maximum cleansing for each load.

  • 12. 
    When choosing a new refrigerator, you should look for models that:
    • A. 

      Have the refrigerator and freezer side-by-side

    • B. 

      Have the freezer on top and refrigerator on bottom

    • C. 

      It doesn’t matter- most updated models are energy efficient

  • 13. 
    True/False: When updating old cabinetry, the most eco-friendly and healthy route is to reface, repaint, or resurface your existing cabinetry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Lowering your hot water thermometer to ____ degrees will help save energy.
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      130

  • 15. 
    Recommended temperatures are ____ to ____ degrees F for the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator.
    • A. 

      21 to 24

    • B. 

      30 to 33

    • C. 

      37 to 40

    • D. 

      40 to 43

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not considered to be a green flooring material?
    • A. 

      Laminate

    • B. 

      Bamboo

    • C. 

      Cork

    • D. 

      Oak

  • 17. 
    After re-painting your home, what should you do with the unused or partially used paint containers?
    • A. 

      Save them- the paint can be used for a different project in the future

    • B. 

      Reuse them- You can recycle the containers by using them to store materials

    • C. 

      Dispose them- The containers are considered hazardous waste and can over time affect the air quality in their storage area

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