LEED AP Bd+c Practice Exam

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LEED AP Bd+c Practice Exam

All, Please pay particular attention to the number of answers required for each question (i. E. "Choose 2"). On the actual exam, you will be reminded to choose the appropriate number of options, however in this practice exam if you do not choose the correct number of anwers, the question will be marked incorrect (for example, if you only select 1 answer rather than 2 that are required, the question will be marked as answered incorrectly, even if that 1 chosen answer was one of the correct options). Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The design team for a new construction project is aiming to earn one point  for SS Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect – Non-Roof. The project site is 15,000 square feet with a 2,000 square feet of site hardscape. What strategy, if applied to 50% of the hardscape area, will allow the project team to achieve this credit? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Implementing hardscape materials with an SRI value of at least 18

    • B. 

      Using an open-grid pavement system that is at least 25% pervious

    • C. 

      Planting trees to provide shade

    • D. 

      Provide shade from structures that have an SRI of at least 18

  • 2. 
    A new office project will have 200 employees and anticipates an estimated 30 visitors / day. During peak periods, the building will be occupied by 210 occupants. The project team is trying to achieve SS Credit 4.2 Alternative Transportation: Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms.  How many secure bicycle storage spaces will be required? 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      21

  • 3. 
    A new development is being built on a .5 acre greenfield site. Within 1/2 mile of the site, basic services include 3 restaurants, a bank, 2 grocery stores and a post office. In addition, the development plans to have a coffee shop on the ground floor of the building. How many basic services can the project count towards SSc2 Community Connectivity?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      7

  • 4. 
    In order to document a brownfield site under SS Credit 3 Brownfield Redevelopment, what documentation does the project team need to provide? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Descriptions of site contamination and remediation efforts undertaken by the project

    • B. 

      Declaration from the local environmental organization that manages brownfield sites

    • C. 

      Invoices and proof of payment for remediation efforts

    • D. 

      Confirmation from EPA office or state agency that site is declared a Brownfield

  • 5. 
    A proposed office building will have 60 employees and a parking lot with 75 spaces. To achieve a LEED credit, the project team is implementing preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.  Which of the following vehicles would be able to park in these designated parking spaces, and how many preferred spaces would be required? 
    • A. 

      Vehicles with a Green Score of 20, 3 preferred spaces

    • B. 

      Vehicles with a Green Score of 20, 4 preferred spaces

    • C. 

      Vehicles having a Green Score of 40, 3 preferred spaces

    • D. 

      Vehicles with a Green Score of 40, 4 preferred spaces

  • 6. 
    A new manufacturing facility will have an employee shift schedule that includes three 8-hour shifts that do not overlap. The parking capacity does not exceed the minimum local zoning requirements. How would you calculate the number of required preferred carpool or vanpool parking spaces for SS Credit 4.4 Alternative Transportation: Parking Capacity?
    • A. 

      Use the average value of the 3 shifts

    • B. 

      Use total number of all employees in 3 shifts

    • C. 

      Use the median value of the 3 shifts

    • D. 

      Use FTE of the shift with greatest number of employees

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered when calculating full-time equivalent (FTE)?
    • A. 

      Full time employees

    • B. 

      Building occupancy

    • C. 

      Students, customers or visitors

    • D. 

      Part time employees

  • 8. 
    A commercial office building with a footprint of 70,000 square feet has an overall site area of 200,000 square feet. The site is in an urban setting and the zoning requirement mandates a minimum of 20% of the net lot area must be public open space. The project design includes 15,000 square feet of pedestrian oriented hardscape and 18,000 square feet of vegetated open space. Does this project satisfy requirements for SS Credit 5.2 Site Development?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not enough information

  • 9. 
    A new mixed-use building project is designed to have 200 FTE Staff, 25 Peak Transients, and 75 Residents. What is the least number of shower facilities the project will need to have to achieve SS Credit 4.2 Alternative Transportation Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      0, this type of project and FTE do not require showers to meet the credit

  • 10. 
    A new office building wants to achieve 2 points under Alternative Transportation - Parking Capacity.  Which of the following strategy combinations would help the project achieve these points? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Meet and not exceed parking capacity per zoning requirements, and designate 3% of the spaces as preferred parking for carpools

    • B. 

      Provide no new parking

    • C. 

      Maximize parking capacity to meet FTE, and designate 5% of the spaces as preferred parking for carpools

    • D. 

      Meet and not exceed parking capacity per zoning requirements, and designate 5% preferred parking for carpools

    • E. 

      Meet and not exceed parking capacity per zoning requirements, and designate 5% of FTE as preferred parking for carpools

  • 11. 
    A new project is proposed for a 4 acre greenfield site that has an existing imperviousness of 35%. What are the strategies the project can implement to achieve SS Credit 6.1 Stormwater Design, Quantity Control? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Implement a stream channel protection strategy that reduces erosion and includes quantity control

    • B. 

      Ensure post-development peak discharge is less than or equal to pre-development peak discharge for the 1- and 2-year 24-hour design storms

    • C. 

      Reuse stormwater volume generated for non-potable uses such as landscape irrigation or for custodial uses

    • D. 

      Implement a management plan that reduces water runoff by 35% from the 2-year 24-hour design storm

    • E. 

      Implement a system to filter and treat water off-site

  • 12. 
    All of the following statements are true of SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect—Roof, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      LEED specifies high reflectivity surfaces should be cleaned at least every year

    • B. 

      In sunny climates, window-shading devices will help mitigate glare from reflective roofing into the building

    • C. 

      In the roof design, teams should consider including habitat for the animal and insect populations needed to pollinate the installed plantings

    • D. 

      Properly designed green roofs do not require mowing or cutting

    • E. 

      A vegetated roof can be installed as a complete system or as a modular system

  • 13. 
    Impervious surfaces have a perviousness ______ than 50% and _____ runoff of water.
    • A. 

      Greater, promote

    • B. 

      Greater, inhibit

    • C. 

      Less, promote

    • D. 

      Less, inhibit

  • 14. 
    The primary intent of SS Credit 5.1 Site Development – Protect or Restore Habitat is:
    • A. 

      To encourage the use of local products

    • B. 

      To maximize amount of pervious surfaces

    • C. 

      To promote responsible use of Greenfield sites

    • D. 

      To provide healthy outdoor spaces for building occupants

    • E. 

      To conserve existing natural areas and promote biodiversity

  • 15. 
    The primary objectives of SS Prerequisite 1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention are (Choose 3).
    • A. 

      To prevent loss of soil during construction

    • B. 

      To reduce construction transportation pollution

    • C. 

      To prevent sedimentation of receiving streams

    • D. 

      To prevent pollution of air with particulate matter

    • E. 

      To prevent unnecessary construction waste

  • 16. 
    SS Prerequisite 2 Environmental Site Assessment applies to which building types under the LEED BD+C classification?
    • A. 

      NC

    • B. 

      Schools

    • C. 

      CS

    • D. 

      NC and Schools

    • E. 

      NC and CS

    • F. 

      NC, Schools and CS

  • 17. 
    SS Credit 9 Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines should be drafted with input from which team member(s)? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      The new tenant

    • B. 

      Project architect

    • C. 

      Building owner

    • D. 

      Project engineer

  • 18. 
    A team plans to integrate SS Credit 10 Joint use of Facilities on a school project.  Which of the following would be acceptable LEED strategies in achieving this credit?
    • A. 

      Shared use (w/general public) of an auditorium, classroom, and parking facility

    • B. 

      A contract with community for a commercial office and health clinic dedicated-use spaces in the building

    • C. 

      Pedestrian access and approved student use of privately owned swimming pool and playing field

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    A team plans to incorporate light pollution reduction strategies in their office building project. Which of the following strategies is NOT a LEED-recognized strategy for SS Credit 8 Light Pollution Reduction on NC projects?
    • A. 

      Light exterior areas only for safety and comfort

    • B. 

      Efficient task lights for all offices

    • C. 

      Automatic controls for non-emergency interior lighting

    • D. 

      Exterior openings to have automatically controlled closing mechanisms at night

  • 20. 
    All of the following are true of SS Prerequisite 1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Intensely urban areas may only need to meet a few of the requirements (some don't apply)

    • B. 

      The ESC plan may be submitted as documentation in the form of a site plan or a narrative report

    • C. 

      CGP extends compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater regulations to construction activities

    • D. 

      Compliant documentation requires a description of corrective actions taken in response to problems on site

    • E. 

      All of the above are true of SS Prerequisite 1

  • 21. 
    A project is pursuing EA Credit 2 On-Site Renewable Energy. Which of the steps below are part of the process to demonstrate compliance with the credit requirements? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Document off-site renewable energy source types and total annual energy generated

    • B. 

      Calculate the energy generated from each on-site renewable energy source

    • C. 

      Confirm that renewable energy systems are part of project scope

    • D. 

      Calculate energy required to achieve net-zero

  • 22. 
    A project team plans to utilize passive design strategies and on-site renewable energy in order to reduce energy demand for an urban mixed-use high-rise project. Which strategies could be options the project can pursue to meet EA Credit 2: On-Site Renewable Energy? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Mounted PV (photovoltaic) panels

    • B. 

      Geo-exchange systems

    • C. 

      Passive solar strategies

    • D. 

      System harvesting tidal power

    • E. 

      Mounted wind turbines on the neighboring site

    • F. 

      Solar thermal panels

  • 23. 
    What is the reference standard that defines the requirements for LEED energy modeling?
    • A. 

      ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide

    • B. 

      ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G

    • C. 

      Energy Star Target Finder

    • D. 

      Core Performance Guide

    • E. 

      ASHRAE 62.1-2007

  • 24. 
    A project is pursing EA Prerequisite 1 Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems. In order for the project to meet the requirements, the team must designate a CxA who complies with all of the following EXCEPT: (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Will be contracted to report results, findings and recommendations directly to the owner

    • B. 

      Will review the Owners Project Requirements for project goals and expectations

    • C. 

      Will review the Basis of Design documents for clarity and completeness, and consistency with the Owners Project Requirements

    • D. 

      Is independent of the project's design and construction management team

    • E. 

      Has documented commissioning authority experience for at least 1 building projects

  • 25. 
    A new office project wants to achieve 3 points under EA Credit 5 Measurement and Verification, and implement an M&V plan to monitor their energy usage compared to the energy model completed during design. Which of the following are elements the project must consider as part of complying with the credit? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The M&V period must be at least 2 years, and start after occupancy when HVAC systems are stabilized

    • B. 

      Implement a M&V plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation Savings as specified by IPMVP or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation as specified by IPMVP

    • C. 

      Provide a process for corrective action if energy savings are not achieved

    • D. 

      Must be contracted through the commissioning agent

    • E. 

      Meet MPR 6 Access to Whole-Building Energy and Water Usage Data

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