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LEED Ga Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What tool is used to determine the target certification level?
    • A. 

      LEED Online

    • B. 

      EPA's Target Finder

    • C. 

      LEED Scorecard

    • D. 

      CIR

  • 2. 
    Why would a landscape designer choose native landscaping in an arid climate? Choose 2
    • A. 

      Minimize evapotranspiration

    • B. 

      Provide linked habitat corridors in urban areas

    • C. 

      Heat island reduction

    • D. 

      Support integrated pest management (IPM)

    • E. 

      Increase occupant well-being and productivity

  • 3. 
    What environmental issue is associated with refrigerants used in HVAC&R systems?
    • A. 

      Pollution of water bodies

    • B. 

      Damage to the Earth's ozone layer

    • C. 

      Increased air pollution

    • D. 

      Increased use of fossil fuels

  • 4. 
    What part of LEED Online can be used to obtain a real-time snapshot of the project's progress?
    • A. 

      The credit assignments

    • B. 

      The project timeline

    • C. 

      The review comments

    • D. 

      The project checklist

  • 5. 
    A door found onsite and turned into a table as part of a major renovation would be considered what type of material?
    • A. 

      Recycled material

    • B. 

      Commingled material

    • C. 

      Reused

    • D. 

      Renewable material

  • 6. 
    What is a stakeholder meeting?
    • A. 

      A meeting with everyone that has a vested interest in the outcome of a project

    • B. 

      An intense workshop to solve a problem or plan the design of something that includes the project team and stakeholders

    • C. 

      A meeting where research is conducted about materials

    • D. 

      A meeting where engineers work together to discover new synergies

  • 7. 
    The choice of a building material used for a project should be determined by what criteria? choose 3
    • A. 

      The cost of the material

    • B. 

      The environmental impact of extracting and manufacturing the material

    • C. 

      How long the material has been used in other projects

    • D. 

      The size of the company supplying the materials

    • E. 

      If the company is a USGBC member

    • F. 

      The impact the material has on society

  • 8. 
    A refrigerated warehouse project in the design phase could reduce its electricity demand by taking which of the following actions?
    • A. 

      Enrolling in a demand response program

    • B. 

      Purchasing all electricity from a wind farm

    • C. 

      Purchasing carbon offsets to counter GHG emissions

    • D. 

      Purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

  • 9. 
    What is submitted to document that the requirements of a credit or prerequisite were met?
    • A. 

      CIR

    • B. 

      LEED Project Checklist

    • C. 

      LEED credit form

    • D. 

      Building operating plan

  • 10. 
    The manufacturer of a foam ceiling acoustic tile has disclosed the ingredients in the product. With this information project teams will be able to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of the product

    • B. 

      Determine if the product is locally sourced

    • C. 

      Select less expensive products

    • D. 

      Make better-informed decisions

  • 11. 
    What LEED credits reward projects for improving operational energy performance? choose 2
    • A. 

      Commissioning

    • B. 

      Energy metering

    • C. 

      Demand response

    • D. 

      Green power and carbon offsets

  • 12. 
    A project team decides to build up, instead of out, to reduce the building footprint. This strategy could help with _____.
    • A. 

      Increasing open space

    • B. 

      Increasing diverse uses

    • C. 

      Increasing surrounding density

    • D. 

      Construction activity pollution prevention

  • 13. 
    The design charrette is at least one full-day workshop to integrate green strategies ________________:
    • A. 

      In the mechanical and plumbing systems of the building

    • B. 

      And to review product vendors.

    • C. 

      And to review contractor bids.

    • D. 

      Across all aspects of the building design.

  • 14. 
    What LEED credit category encourages strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources?
    • A. 

      Water Efficiency

    • B. 

      Location and Transportation

    • C. 

      Sustainable Sites

    • D. 

      Regional Priority

  • 15. 
    During the integrative process, which of the following improvements in water efficiency would most likely need to be researched to confirm that they are legal to implement within the project?
    • A. 

      Alternative water sources

    • B. 

      Site conditions

    • C. 

      Submetering

    • D. 

      Fixtures and fittings

  • 16. 
    How can projects reduce sending waste to a landfill? choose 2
    • A. 

      Recycle materials

    • B. 

      Use materials with low lifecycle costs

    • C. 

      Use local materials

    • D. 

      Reuse materials

  • 17. 
    Which of the following use-type categories determine diverse uses? choose 2
    • A. 

      Stores

    • B. 

      Food retail

    • C. 

      Civic and community facilities

    • D. 

      Restaurants

  • 18. 
    What can help reduce indoor potable water use?
    • A. 

      Installing reduced-flow aerators on lavatory faucets

    • B. 

      Replacing fixtures with salvaged toilets manufactured in 1992

    • C. 

      Installing a green roof

    • D. 

      Installing a blackwater system

  • 19. 
    What urban area is a best choice for a LEED project?
    • A. 

      Areas without existing infrastructure

    • B. 

      Areas with high development density

    • C. 

      Areas with zero-lot-lines

    • D. 

      Areas that have not been previously developed

  • 20. 
    Approximately 50% of chillers in existing buildings use what refrigerant?
    • A. 

      HCFC-22

    • B. 

      HFC-23

    • C. 

      CFC-11

    • D. 

      NH3

  • 21. 
    How does LEED encourage focusing on regional issues?
    • A. 

      Using reasonable LEED boundaries

    • B. 

      Adhering to all local building codes

    • C. 

      Regional priority credits

    • D. 

      Awarding more points to those projects that have ENERGY STAR ratings

  • 22. 
    A telecom company is building a new ten-story office and data center. The office space will be on the top seven floors and the data center on the first three floors. Which of the following rating system would be best suited for the project?
    • A. 

      LEED BD+C: New Construction

    • B. 

      LEED BD+C: Data Centers

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C: Core and Shell

    • D. 

      LEED BD+C: Warehouses and Distribution Centers

  • 23. 
    What is an example of a project team applying systems thinking and integrative process?
    • A. 

      Focusing on the first costs of a particular wood flooring

    • B. 

      One team member completing the design of a system and handing it off to the next team member

    • C. 

      Establishing water saving metrics for measuring success

    • D. 

      Ending the green building process when the project team hands the site over to the owner

  • 24. 
    Where should smoking be prohibited for a project? choose 3 
    • A. 

      Air intakes

    • B. 

      Walking trails

    • C. 

      Building entrances

    • D. 

      Garages

    • E. 

      Operable windows

  • 25. 
    Each LEED credit and prerequisite includes the intent of the credit/prerequisite. What is the 'intent' of a credit/prerequisite?
    • A. 

      Addresses the synergies and trade-offs between credits

    • B. 

      Outlines concerns specific to specific regions

    • C. 

      Details the level of performance needed to achieve a credit

    • D. 

      Identifies the main sustainability goal or benefit of the prerequisite or credit

  • 26. 
    Which of the following are credit categories found in the LEED scorecard? choose 3
    • A. 

      Energy Performance

    • B. 

      Indoor Air Quality

    • C. 

      Materials and Resources

    • D. 

      LEED AP

    • E. 

      Sustainable Sites

    • F. 

      Water Efficiency

  • 27. 
    An architect is designing a mixed use building that will have retail space on the lower floors and residential condominiums on the upper floors. The building will also include space for a pre-kindergarten learning facility. What LEED rating system would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors

    • B. 

      LEED BD+C: New Construction

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C: Retail

    • D. 

      LEED BD+C: Schools

  • 28. 
    Which of the following would be considered graywater?
    • A. 

      Water from a dishwasher

    • B. 

      Recycled water from the city

    • C. 

      Untreated laundry water

    • D. 

      Air conditioning condensate

  • 29. 
    What non-financial incentives can a municipality offer to encourage developers to build residential projects to green standards? choose 2
    • A. 

      Marketing assistance for the property

    • B. 

      Low interest loans

    • C. 

      Grants

    • D. 

      Certification training for developers who are unfamiliar with green building practices

  • 30. 
    Increasing the thermal mass of a building and installing a photovoltaic system would help with:
    • A. 

      Decreasing energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy

    • B. 

      Reducing energy demand and increasing energy efficiency

    • C. 

      Reducing energy demand and increasing renewable energy

    • D. 

      Increasing energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy

  • 31. 
    What material attribute would a project team use to compare different products' abilities to reject solar heat?
    • A. 

      Emissivity

    • B. 

      Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)

    • C. 

      ENERGY STAR label

    • D. 

      Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is reduced with the help of carbon offsets?
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      CFCs

    • C. 

      Water contamination

    • D. 

      Greenhouse gas emissions

  • 33. 
    An environmental product declaration (EPD) for LEED must conform to which of the following standards?
    • A. 

      Local code or jurisdiction

    • B. 

      ISO

    • C. 

      Green-e

    • D. 

      ASHRAE

  • 34. 
    What is an example of systems thinking?
    • A. 

      Reviewing the schedule for the timing of the HVAC system installation

    • B. 

      Installation of a parking lot

    • C. 

      Commissioning of the exterior lights

    • D. 

      Considering how occupants will get to the project building

  • 35. 
    What standard applies to natural ventilation?
    • A. 

      ASHRAE 55

    • B. 

      SMACNA

    • C. 

      Green-e

    • D. 

      ASHRAE 62.1

  • 36. 
    Which of the following does a site assessment evaluate? choose 3
    • A. 

      Surrounding density

    • B. 

      Existing structures

    • C. 

      Geology

    • D. 

      Hydrology

    • E. 

      Shading

  • 37. 
    The baseline water use of a lavatory faucet is:
    • A. 

      1.0 gpm (3.8 lpm)

    • B. 

      2.2 gpm (8.3 lpm)

    • C. 

      2.2 gpf (8.3 lpf)

    • D. 

      1.0 gpf (3.8 lpf)

  • 38. 
    Which of the following are strategies that help a project team design for flexibility? choose 3
    • A. 

      Occupancy sensors

    • B. 

      Underground parking

    • C. 

      Demountable partitions

    • D. 

      Modular casework

    • E. 

      Moveable furniture

    • F. 

      Operable windows

  • 39. 
    A building's total emissions footprint does which of the following over time? 
    • A. 

      Incrementally increases

    • B. 

      Incrementally decreases

    • C. 

      Fluctuates

    • D. 

      Remains the same

  • 40. 
    What strategy to control and reduce runoff will hold water and reduce the rate of runoff? 
    • A. 

      Direct runoff into dry ponds

    • B. 

      Reduce the size of the building footprint

    • C. 

      Install pervious pavement

    • D. 

      Increase the area of permeable surfaces

  • 41. 
    Occupancy calculations may be needed for which of the following project documentations? choose 2
    • A. 

      Bicycle facilities

    • B. 

      Water metering

    • C. 

      Indoor water use

    • D. 

      Surrounding density

  • 42. 
    What major concepts are integral to green building and sustainability? choose 3 
    • A. 

      Systems thinking

    • B. 

      Life cycle approach

    • C. 

      Open systems

    • D. 

      Integrative process

    • E. 

      Linear planning and design processes

  • 43. 
    From where are most local codes adopted? 
    • A. 

      California laws

    • B. 

      International Code Council

    • C. 

      Federal regulations

    • D. 

      USGBC

  • 44. 
    Which of the following site types is considered high-priority?
    • A. 

      Land with endangered habitat

    • B. 

      Area on or within fifty feet (fifteen meters) of a wetland

    • C. 

      Historic district

    • D. 

      Previously developed land

  • 45. 
    Which of the following project features does NOT promote biodiversity?
    • A. 

      An extensive green roof

    • B. 

      A soccer field

    • C. 

      Financially supporting a conservation organization

    • D. 

      An intensive green roof

  • 46. 
    Which of the following elements should be considered to facilitate communication in school classrooms? choose 3
    • A. 

      Soft surfaces

    • B. 

      Air filters with high MERV ratings

    • C. 

      Increased ventilation

    • D. 

      Duct insulation

    • E. 

      Building geometry

  • 47. 
    Which of the following are types of individual occupant spaces? choose 3
    • A. 

      Hotel front desk

    • B. 

      Open-office workstation

    • C. 

      Auto service bay

    • D. 

      Hospital exam room

    • E. 

      Study carrel

    • F. 

      Hotel guest room

  • 48. 
    What does ASHRAE 62.1 specify? 
    • A. 

      Commuting surveys

    • B. 

      Thermal comfort

    • C. 

      Indoor air quality

    • D. 

      Energy performance

  • 49. 
    If a project team increases the ventilation in a building and adds quality views to occupant spaces what will be the result? 
    • A. 

      Increased resource use for the project

    • B. 

      Decreased air quality for the occupants

    • C. 

      Decreased first costs

    • D. 

      Improved productivity of the occupants

  • 50. 
    What are the environmental benefits of selecting a previously developed site for a project? 
    • A. 

      Local tax savings may be available

    • B. 

      The site would have a greater development density

    • C. 

      The site would be located near mass transit

    • D. 

      Preserving open space