LEED AP Bd&c Practice Exam (Bg)

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  • 1. 
    All of the following are required for LEED certification EXCEPT: (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Reduce water use by 20% compared to the caculated baseline

    • B. 

      Implement a construction waste management plan

    • C. 

      Prohibit smoking in the building except for designated smoking areas

    • D. 

      Perform enhanced commissioning of the building energy systems

    • E. 

      Meet the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 62.1-2007 for mechanically ventilated spaces

  • 2. 
    How many credits do project teams have to choose from to acheive points for Regional Priority? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 3. 
    Regional Priority points are earned by: (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Developing an innovation in design strategy that focuses on a regional green building issue

    • B. 

      Achieving credits that have been designated as regional priority credits

    • C. 

      Achieving all of the credits in the water efficiency category

    • D. 

      Achieving credits that a project team decides are the most significant for the project building's region

  • 4. 
    A project team earns an Innovation in Design point for an innovative strategy on a previous project. The project team would like to submit the same innovative strategy for an ID point on a current project. Which of the following is true? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The precedent set by the previous project means that the current project will achieve the ID point

    • B. 

      The project team must structure the innovative strategy to be appropriate for the current project's context in order to achieve the ID point

    • C. 

      The project team must submit a CIR to see if the ID point will be achieved

    • D. 

      Although a precedent was set by the previous project, the current project will not necessarily achieve the ID point

    • E. 

      The current project will not achieve the ID point for using the same innovative strategy, because it is no longer innovative

  • 5. 
    Which of the following projects would meet the LEED-NC Minimum Program Requirements? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      A project that complies with federal and state environmental laws, but not local environmental laws

    • B. 

      A major renovation project that would like to certify floors 5-10

    • C. 

      A project that includes in the LEED project boundary all contiguous land that supports normal building operations

    • D. 

      A project with a gross floor area of 2,000 square feet and site area of 200,000 square feet

    • E. 

      A project with a gross floor area of 900 square feet and site area of 9,000 square feet

  • 6. 
    A project is pursing an Innovation in Design point for a comprehensive green education plan. Which of the following strategies or combination of strategies could the project team use to acheive the ID point? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Provide documentation of a comprehensive signage program in both the lobby and tenant spaces

    • B. 

      Provide document of a comprehensive signage program and a project case study

    • C. 

      Develop a video and a written case study to be distributed

    • D. 

      Send a one-time newsletter to building tenants informing them of the on-going building tours highlighting the project's green building features

  • 7. 
    Which of the following strategies would NOT earn the project team a point under the Innovation in Design category as an exemplary performance strategy? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Covering 100% of the project's roof area with a vegetated roof system

    • B. 

      Reducing the project's water use by 40% compared to the calculated baseline

    • C. 

      Implement project landscaping that requires no potable water use for irrigation

    • D. 

      Develop a comprehensive transportation management plan that demonstrates quantifiable reduction in personal automobile use

    • E. 

      Conduct comprehensive commissioning of the building envelope

  • 8. 
    Innovative strategies under the Innovation in Design category can be acheived by all of the following strategies EXCEPT: (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Meeting the requirements of an applicable credit in the LEED-EBOM rating system

    • B. 

      Developing an innovative strategy that goes above and beyond the intent of an existing credit

    • C. 

      Develop a comprehensive transportation management plan that demonstrates quantifiable reduction in personal automobile use

    • D. 

      Evaluate a substantial quantity of products or materials being used (or being considered for use in the building) on the basis of an ISO 14040 life-cycle assessment

    • E. 

      Create an innovative strategy that is not addressed by existing LEED credits, and can demonstrate quantitative performance improvements for environmental benefit

  • 9. 
    Which of the following LEED credits should be submitted in the Design Review phase of the LEED certification process? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      MRc2: Construction Waste Management

    • B. 

      EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning

    • C. 

      MRc7: Certified Wood

    • D. 

      SSc2: Community Connectivity & Development Density

    • E. 

      WEc3: Water Use Reduction

  • 10. 
    Which of the following credits rely heavily on the project contractor for successful implemention? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables

    • B. 

      SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

    • C. 

      EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems

    • D. 

      IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials - Adhesives and Sealants

    • E. 

      IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring

  • 11. 
    A project team has designed a vegetated roof for 100% of the project roof area to achieve SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect - Roof. Which of the following credits will this strategy NOT have an effect on? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance

    • B. 

      SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation - Parking Capacity

    • C. 

      SSc5.1: Site Development: Maximize Open Space

    • D. 

      SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment

    • E. 

      SSc6.2: Stormwater Design - Quality

  • 12. 
    A project team has designed the project building to provide daylighting for at least 75% of regularly occupied spaces. Which of the following credits could possibly be affected? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      IEQc8.2: Daylight & Views - Views

    • B. 

      EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance

    • C. 

      IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control

    • D. 

      IEQc2: Increased Ventilation

    • E. 

      IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems - Lighting

  • 13. 
    Which of the following credits apply to the LEED for Schools rating system only? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The School as a Teaching Tool

    • B. 

      Enhanced Acoustical Performance

    • C. 

      Daylight & Views - Daylight Performance in Classrooms

    • D. 

      Pest Infestation Prevention

    • E. 

      Site Master Plan

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is true about IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      The project achieves 1 point if at least 2 LEED APs are principal participants of the project team

    • B. 

      The project achieves 1 point if at least 1 LEED Green Associate is the LEED Online project administrator

    • C. 

      The project team earns 2 points if all of the principal participants of the project team are LEED APs

    • D. 

      The project acheives 1 point if at least 1 LEED AP is a principal participant of the project team

  • 15. 
    A LEED for Schools project is pursing IDc3: The School as a Teaching Tool. Which of the following is required in order to achieve this credit? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Design a curriculum that explores the relationship between human ecology, natural ecology and the building

    • B. 

      Implement the curriculum within 12 months of LEED certification

    • C. 

      Curriculum must meet local or state curriculum standards

    • D. 

      Curriculum must occupy 10 or more hours per semester for every full-time student

    • E. 

      Develop and implement a website that highlights the green building features of the school

  • 16. 
    Which of the following credits is eligible for exemplary performance? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping

    • B. 

      IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials - Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products

    • C. 

      SSc6.1: Stormwater Design - Quantity Control

    • D. 

      SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction

    • E. 

      SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment

  • 17. 
    After submitting the Design Review for a project, a project team recieves several clarification requests from the project reviewer. What should the project team do? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Respond to all reviewer comments within 15 business days

    • B. 

      Delete all documents submitted with the initial review

    • C. 

      Clearly respond to each item where the reviewer has provided technical advice

    • D. 

      Call the LEED reviewer to discuss the issues presented in the review comments

    • E. 

      Upload any revised documentation to LEED Online

  • 18. 
    Which of the following does NOT represent the flow or flush rate of water fixtures and fittings that would be used to calculate the baseline water use for WEp1: Water Use Reduction? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      2.5 gpm residential showerhead

    • B. 

      1.0 gpf residential urinal

    • C. 

      2.2 gpm bathtub faucet

    • D. 

      2.6 gpf commercial toilets

    • E. 

      1.6 gpf residential toilets

  • 19. 
    Which of the following fixtures and fittings are considered within the scope of WEp1: Water Use Reduction? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Commercial diswashers

    • B. 

      Residential kitchen faucet

    • C. 

      Residential clothes washers

    • D. 

      Automatic commercial ice makers

    • E. 

      Commercial prerinse spray valves

  • 20. 
    What should a project team do to develop fixture usage groups to document WEp1: Water Use Reduction? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Create subsets of washroom facilities used by different types of occupants

    • B. 

      Identify which fixtures are involved for each fixture group and which occupants they will serve (male or female)

    • C. 

      Use the default fixture uses provided in the LEED reference guide

    • D. 

      Determine the water use per occupant if each occupant uses each restroom fixture one time

    • E. 

      Administer an occupant survey to determine the number of uses per fixture type

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are strategies to acheive WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping, Option 1: Reduce by 50%? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Install a drip-irrigation system

    • B. 

      Regularly check irrigation systems to verify schedules and duration

    • C. 

      Treat wastewater on-site

    • D. 

      Avoid planting invasive species

    • E. 

      Choose plants with a high evapotranspiration rate

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