LEED AP Bd+c Practice Exam

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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. 
    • 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. 

      2

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      21

  • 3. 
    • 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. 

      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. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not enough information

  • 9. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 

      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

  • 26. 
    Points can be earned in the Energy & Atmosphere credit category by: (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Meeting standards of ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1

    • B. 

      Use of no refrigerants

    • C. 

      Purchasing a one-year renewable energy contract to provide 25% of the building's electricity from renewable sources

    • D. 

      Developing and incorporating commissioning requirements into construction documents

  • 27. 
    The project owner of a 100,000 square foot retail center has asked the project team to hire the Commissioning Authority in order to achieve EA Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning. The project team should choose a Commissioning Authority that: (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Is a contracted employee through the project design firm

    • B. 

      Is not an employee or contractor of the project owner

    • C. 

      Has documented commissioning authority experience on at least 1 other building project

    • D. 

      Is not an employee of a contractor or construction manager holding construction contracts

  • 28. 
    Emissivity refers to: 
    • A. 

      Measure of material’s ability to reject solar heat

    • B. 

      Ratio of radiation emitted by a surface to radiation emitted by a black surface at the same temperature

    • C. 

      Measure of the ability of a surface material to reflect sunlight (visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths)

    • D. 

      Ability of a material to absorb sound, expressed as a fraction of incident sound

  • 29. 
    A project team is attempting to achieve 4 points for EA Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance for a 15,000 square foot office building without using a building energy model.  What is the first task the project team must do? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Identify the climate zone

    • B. 

      Calculate the performance rating

    • C. 

      Determine the baseline system sizing

    • D. 

      Identify the Energy Star Score for the project

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      $28,080

    • B. 

      $19,656

    • C. 

      $9,828

    • D. 

      $2,808

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Providing $2,300 worth of on-site renewable energy

    • B. 

      Providing $1,500 worth of on-site renewable energy

    • C. 

      Demonstrate energy cost savings of $5,000

    • D. 

      Purchase $1,700 worth of electricity from renewable sources

  • 32. 
    Which of the following describes the intent of EA Prerequisite 3 Fundamental Refrigerant Management? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      To assure reuse of as much HVAC equipment as possible

    • B. 

      To use zero CFC based refrigerants

    • C. 

      To reduce stratospheric ozone depletion

    • D. 

      To reduce greenhouse gasses

    • E. 

      To phase out CFC based refrigerants in the marketplace/environment

  • 33. 
    LEED requires commissioning process activities be completed for all of the following energy-related systems on a project EXCEPT (choose 1)
    • A. 

      HVAC&R

    • B. 

      Lighting and daylighting controls

    • C. 

      Domestic hot water systems

    • D. 

      Task-lighting systems

    • E. 

      On-site renewable energy systems

  • 34. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding fire suppression systems?
    • A. 

      Fire suppression systems must not contain CFCs, HFCs, or Halons in order to comply with EA Prerequisite 3 Fundamental Refrigerant Management

    • B. 

      Fire suppression systems must not contain CFCs, HFCs, or Halons in order to comply with EA Credit 4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management

    • C. 

      Fire suppression systems must not contain CFCs, HFCs, or Halons in order to comply with EA Prerequisite 3 Fundamental Refrigerant Management and EA Credit 4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management

    • D. 

      Fire suppression systems are not considered in EA Prerequisite 3 Fundamental Refrigerant Management or EA Credit 4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      $10,107

    • B. 

      $20,214

    • C. 

      $40,427

    • D. 

      $50,534

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      $29,059

    • B. 

      $43,589

    • C. 

      $50,853

    • D. 

      $72,648

    • E. 

      $101,707

  • 37. 
    In order to comply with SS Credit 1 Site Selection, which of the following site locations would be most appropriate to build a new multi-family development?
    • A. 

      Undeveloped land with elevation equal to the 100 year flood plain

    • B. 

      Developed land that is within 45 feet from stream

    • C. 

      Developed site that is 110 feet from wetland

    • D. 

      Undeveloped land with a plant identified under the threatened species list

    • E. 

      Developed land that includes some areas of prime farmland

  • 38. 
    What is ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1 standard used for? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      To determine the energy efficiency design baseline

    • B. 

      For testing ventilation filters for removal efficiency

    • C. 

      To determine minimum ventilation rates and acceptable indoor air quality

    • D. 

      To specify minimum contaminant levels for Brownfield classification

  • 39. 
    When using natural ventilation to achieve IEQ Credit 2 Increased Ventilation, what percent of the occupied areas must be effectively ventilated?
    • A. 

      85%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      95%

    • E. 

      100%

  • 40. 
    Which of the following statements are true concerning IEQ Prerequisite 1 Minimum IAQ Performance? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Local code can be used in lieu of ASHRAE when local code is more stringent

    • B. 

      Local code can be used in lieu of ASHRAE when local code is less stringent

    • C. 

      Teams must provide appropriately located designated smoking areas outside the building away from building entrances, operable windows, and ventilation systems

    • D. 

      Implementation of this credit is based on 3 basic methods for ventilating buildings: mechanical, natural, and mixed-mode

    • E. 

      The purpose of this prerequisite is to limit the exposure of building occupants to Environmental Tobacco Smoke, or secondhand smoke

  • 41. 
    To comply with requirements of IEQ Prerequisite 3 Minimum Acoustical Performance, teams may need all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Square footage of learning spaces

    • B. 

      Cubic footage of learning spaces

    • C. 

      Sound Absorption Coefficients

    • D. 

      Window Surface Area

    • E. 

      Surface area of each interior fixed element

  • 42. 
    When considering IEQ Credit 1 Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring in a congested urban area, project teams need to consider all of the following EXCEPT: (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Size of ventilation equipment

    • B. 

      Building ventilation type (natural or mechanical)

    • C. 

      Building occupant survey

    • D. 

      Number of building occupants

    • E. 

      Time of day fluctuations

  • 43. 
    To comply with IEQ Credit 4.1 Low Emitting Materials, Adhesives and Sealants without using the VOC Budget Method, what % of adhesive, sealants, and sealant primers must comply with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      95

    • E. 

      100

  • 44. 
    Which of the following represents a measurement factor for IEQ Credit 9 Enhanced Acoustical Performance (choose 2).
    • A. 

      A-weighted decibel

    • B. 

      Sound transmission class

    • C. 

      Interior climate factor

    • D. 

      Insulation factor

  • 45. 
    All of the following are true of IEQ Credit 7.2 Thermal Comfort - Verification EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      This credit requires surveying building occupants

    • B. 

      The credit will result in high implementation costs

    • C. 

      The credit requires a permanent monitoring system for NC and CI projects

    • D. 

      Residential projects are not eligible for this credit

    • E. 

      Credit can only be achieved if project achieves IEQ Credit 7.1 Thermal Comfort - Design

  • 46. 
    A new apartment complex is being built and will allow smoking on 2 of the middle floors. How should the project team demonstrate compliance with IEQ Prerequisite 2 Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control for the residences on these floors?(Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Provide operable windows for all residences

    • B. 

      Provide air sampling testing results for these floors

    • C. 

      Install deck-to-deck partitions, spray foam insulation and separate ventilation

    • D. 

      Conduct a blower door test in accordance with ASTM-779-03

  • 47. 
    A new office project is conducting an air quality test to demonstrate compliance with IEQ Credit 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Plan, Before Occupancy. The 65,000 square foot project runs under one ventilation system. All finishes are complete and have been installed, except for the movable furniture which is to be installed within the next 2 days. All of the following statements are true in regards to the project team's approach to meeting this credit EXCEPT: (Choose 1) 
    • A. 

      The air testing must be performed after the furniture is installed

    • B. 

      3 sample locations are required for the project

    • C. 

      Air samples must be collected within the breathing zone of 3 and 6 feet

    • D. 

      Measurements must be taken during normal occupied hours

  • 48. 
    A project team is developing a Thermal Occupant Survey in compliance with IEQ Credit 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Verification. When does the Survey need to be distributed and completed by the occupants?
    • A. 

      Right before move in

    • B. 

      Within 1 month of occupancy

    • C. 

      3 months of occupancy

    • D. 

      6-18 months after occupancy

    • E. 

      At 1 year of occupancy

  • 49. 
    A new multi-use project is planned and will include retail, office space and residential units. The project is pursuing IEQ Credit 8.1 Daylight and Views, Daylight. What area can be excluded from the calculations because they are not considered regularly occupied spaces? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Private offices

    • B. 

      Lobby

    • C. 

      Bathrooms

    • D. 

      Retail floor

    • E. 

      Bedrooms

    • F. 

      Living rooms

  • 50. 
    An office project consists of 65 workstations, 10 private offices and 5 conference rooms. In order to comply with IEQ Credit 6.1 Controllability of Systems, Lighting, which spaces must have lighting controls? (Choose 1) 
    • A. 

      All conference rooms and private offices

    • B. 

      90% of the workstations and all conference rooms

    • C. 

      90% of the total workstations and private offices, and all conference rooms

    • D. 

      50% of the total workstations, private offices and conference rooms

    • E. 

      All of the workstations and private offices, and 90% of the conference rooms

  • 51. 
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      59

    • C. 

      49

    • D. 

      33

    • E. 

      7

  • 52. 
    • A. 

      Plan for private offices on the exterior walls

    • B. 

      Have private offices in the core of the space and open office areas along the perimeter

    • C. 

      Identify regularly occupied spaces and confirm 75% of these areas have access to views and direct line of sight to perimeter glazing

    • D. 

      Confirm 90% of the private offices have access to views and direct line of sight to perimeter glazing

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is not considered under the IEQ Credit 4 Low Emitting Materials credits for New Constructon projects? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Paint primer

    • B. 

      Desk

    • C. 

      Composite wood

    • D. 

      Carpet adhesive

    • E. 

      Porcelain tile

    • F. 

      Wall covering

  • 54. 
    Which of the following is true about ID Credit 2 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 achieves 1 point if at least 1 LEED AP is a principal participant of the project team

  • 55. 
    A LEED for Schools project is pursing ID Credit 3 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

  • 56. 
    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 3)
    • 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

  • 57. 
    Which of the following credits below are NOT part of the LEED for Schools rating system? (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

  • 58. 
    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

  • 59. 
    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

  • 60. 
    A project team is installing a green roof on their urban office project. The team has designed the vegetated roof for 100% of the project roof area to achieve SS Credit 7.1 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. 

      SSc6.1: Stormwater Design - Quantity

  • 61. 
    Innovative strategies under the Innovation in Design category can be achieved by a new construction office building by pursuing all of the following EXCEPT: (Choose 1)
    • 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. 

      Meeting the requirements of an applicable credit in the LEED for Schools rating system

    • D. 

      Evaluating 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. 

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

  • 62. 
    • 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. 

      Implementing project landscaping that requires no potable water use for irrigation

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      Conducting comprehensive commissioning of the building envelope

  • 63. 
    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 achieve 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 displayed on the company website

    • D. 

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

  • 64. 
    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

  • 65. 
    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 statements 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

  • 66. 
    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 sustainable sites category

    • D. 

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

  • 67. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 68. 
    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

  • 69. 
    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

  • 70. 
    After submitting the Design Review for a project, a project team receives 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

  • 71. 
    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 WE Prerequiesite 1 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

  • 72. 
    Which of the following fixtures and fittings are considered within the scope of WE Prerequisite 1 Water Use Reduction? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Commercial diswashers

    • B. 

      Residential kitchen faucet

    • C. 

      Residential clothes washers

    • D. 

      Automatic commercial ice makers

    • E. 

      Commercial pre-rinse spray valves

  • 73. 
    What should a project team do to develop fixture usage groups to document WE Prerequisite 1 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

  • 74. 
    Which of the following are strategies to achieve WE Credit 1 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 to use for irrigation

    • D. 

      Avoid planting invasive species

    • E. 

      Choose plants with a high evapotranspiration rate

  • 75. 
    A project team is coordinating finishes and design elements for their new office space. In order to achieve IEQ Credit 4.4 Low Emitting Materials, Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products, all of the following products must have no added urea-formaldehyde EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      Door cores

    • B. 

      Systems furniture

    • C. 

      Laminate countertops

    • D. 

      Plywood / MDF

    • E. 

      Flooring laminate adhesives

  • 76. 
    A project is pursuing WE Credit 2 Innovative Wastewater Technologies. To what standard must the water be treated in order to comply with the credit? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      State water cleanliness standards

    • B. 

      Local standard

    • C. 

      Removal of 75% of Total Suspended Solids

    • D. 

      Tertiary standards

    • E. 

      EPA Clean Water Act or local regulations, whichever is more stringent

  • 77. 
    A new multi-family project is implementing water efficient landscaping for the surrounding grounds. The plan currently includes 5,000 square feet of mixed vegetation and 2,000 square feet of pedestrian hardscape. In order to calculate the landscape coefficient to meet the requirements of WE Credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping, what factors does the project team need to identify about the project's landscaping? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Climate zone, regional factor, density factor

    • B. 

      Density factor, species factor, microclimate factor

    • C. 

      Density factor, climate zone, evapotransiration factor

    • D. 

      Species factor, maintenance factor, regional factor

    • E. 

      Microclimate factor, efficiency factor, maintenance factor

  • 78. 
    For what month does LEED require you to use when determining the evapotranspiration rate?
    • A. 

      May

    • B. 

      June

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      September

  • 79. 
    Which of the options below would NOT be considered applicable nonpotable water sources in determining strategies to meet requirements for WE Credit 2 Innovative Wastewater Treatment? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Rainwater

    • B. 

      Graywater

    • C. 

      Cooling system condensate

    • D. 

      Municipal treated wastewater

    • E. 

      Water from stream just outside LEED project boundary

  • 80. 
    A new school is targeting water use reduction by reducing process water in their facility. Which of the equipment below must NOT be installed in order to comply with WE Credit 4 Process Water Use Reduction? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Garbage disposals

    • B. 

      Water-cooled ice machines

    • C. 

      Refrigeration equipment using once-through cooling with potable water

    • D. 

      Food steamers

    • E. 

      Prerinse spray valves

  • 81. 
    What does evapotranspiration rate measure?
    • A. 

      The total plant and leaf area within a landscape

    • B. 

      The environmental conditions specific to the landscape

    • C. 

      The amount of water lost from a vegetated surface in units of water depth

    • D. 

      The amount of water required to irrigate a species for a 24 hour period

  • 82. 
    Which of the following does not play a role in determining the baseline for WE Prerequisite 1 Water Use Reduction? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Frequency of use / occupancy

    • B. 

      Gender ratio

    • C. 

      Building floor area

    • D. 

      Types of water use fixtures

    • E. 

      Water volume per fixture use

  • 83. 
    WE Credit 1 Water Efficient Landscaping requires determination of the landscape coefficient KL which indicates the volume of water lost via evapotraspiration and varies with the plant species, microclimate, and planting density.  Based on their site & location, a project team specifies:
    • High species factor for trees, average for turf grass.
    • Average density factor for trees, average for turf grass.
    • Low microclimate factor for trees , high for turf grass.
    Vegetation type Species Factor (ks) Density Factor (kd) Microclimate factor (kmc) Low Avg. High Low Avg. High Low Avg. High Trees .2 .5 .9 .5 1.0 1.3 .5 1.0 1.4 Shrubs .2 .5 .7 .5 1.0 1.1 .5 1.0 1.3 Groundcover .2 .5 .7 .5 1.0 1.1 .5 1.0 1.2 Mixed trees, shrubs, groundcover .2 .5 .9 .6 1.1 1.3 .5 1.0 1.4 Turf grass .6 .7 .8 .6 1.0 1.0 .8 1.0 1.2 Determine the landscape coefficient using these three characteristics for trees on the project site.
    • A. 

      5.3

    • B. 

      2.4

    • C. 

      0.45

    • D. 

      0.38

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 84. 
    A project is undergoing major renovation that will include reusing much of building exterior walls and floors. Which of the project materials and areas below can be included in calculations for achieving MR Credit 1.1 Building Reuse, Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Interior entryway walls

    • B. 

      3rd floor window assemblies and glazing

    • C. 

      Decorative brick that was installed in the outside entrance

    • D. 

      Existing foundation / slab on grade

  • 85. 
    The renovation of an apartment building will use the wood from the old doors for new cabinets.  The project will not qualify for MR Credit 1 Building Reuse.  What credits can the old doors contribute to? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      MRc2: Construction Waste Management

    • B. 

      MRc5: Regional Materials

    • C. 

      MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials

    • D. 

      MRc3: Materials Reuse

    • E. 

      MRc4: Recycled Content

  • 86. 
    • A. 

      Cost of all new wood products used on the site

    • B. 

      Cost of all new Certified Wood products used on the site

    • C. 

      Cost of all recycled wood products used on the site

    • D. 

      Chain of Custody number for each Certified Wood product

    • E. 

      Type of FSC Certified Wood

    • F. 

      Date of purchase for all Certified Wood products

  • 87. 
    • A. 

      44%, 0 points

    • B. 

      44%, 1 point

    • C. 

      87%, 1 point

    • D. 

      87%, 2 points

  • 88. 
    When does a project registration fee vary? 
    • A. 

      It does not vary and is always the same

    • B. 

      USGBC Membership

    • C. 

      When a team has previously registered a project, projects registered later are discounted

    • D. 

      Varies based on the LEED Rating System and type of project

  • 89. 
    • A. 

      Land clearing debris

    • B. 

      Carpet

    • C. 

      Excavated soil

    • D. 

      Tiles containing asbestos

    • E. 

      Interior walls painted with lead paint

  • 90. 
    A new project is seeking an ID credit by achieving exemplary performance for MR Credit 2 Construction Waste Management. What is the percentage of waste that needs to be diverted to achieve this goal? 
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      95%

    • E. 

      100%

  • 91. 
    Which of the following products would NOT contribute to MR Credit 6 Rapidly Renewable Materials? (Choose 1)
    • A. 

      Cork flooring

    • B. 

      Wool carpeting

    • C. 

      Linoleum tiles

    • D. 

      Sunflower seed countertops

    • E. 

      Soy foam insulation

    • F. 

      Ceramic wall tiles

  • 92. 
    A project team is trying to determine how many points they can achieve from their products containing rapidly renewable materials. The overall project materials budget is $7,295,000. Wool carpeting contributes $50,000 and cotton batt insulation contributes $90,000. In addition, sunflower seed countertops throughout the project contribute $32,000. How many points does this project achieve under MR Credit 6 Radidly Renewable Materials? 
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 93. 
    Which of the following products would be included as part of the total wood cost for MR Credit 7 Certified Wood calculations? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      $15,000 Salvaged wood for doors

    • B. 

      $38,000 FSC Pure countertops

    • C. 

      $22,000 FSC Mixed for beams

    • D. 

      $40,000 Non FSC certified new wood for veneers

    • E. 

      $10,000 Reused wood for cabinets

  • 94. 
    Salvaged/Reused Material Description Source for Salvaged/Reused Material Value/Product cost ($) Salvaged Brick Salvage Company X $56,500 Salvaged Wood Floor YY Salvage suppliers $6,003 Remanufactured Wood Doors (used as tabletops) On Site Salvage $25,533 Sub Total Salvaged/Reused $x Total Construction Material cost (given) $1,100,450 % Salvaged/Reused Materials y% A project team aims to earn points for MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse given their efforts in salvaging and repurposing materials.  Using the table above, which of the following is an accurate statement concerning the projected points for which the team may be eligible?  
    • A. 

      Eligible for 0 points based on %

    • B. 

      Eligible for 1 point based on %

    • C. 

      Eligible for 2 points based on %

    • D. 

      Eligible for 2 points based on % and 1 ID point (exemplary performance) based on %

  • 95. 
    Which of the following statements are true concerning MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Salvaged furniture must be purchased at least 1 year prior to projects initiation to contribute to the credit

    • B. 

      Salvaged materials from both on-site and off-site may be applied to MR Credit 5, Regional Materials

    • C. 

      Furniture and furnishings must have consistent use across MR Credits 3-7

    • D. 

      Include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components or appliances and equipment in the calculations for this credit

    • E. 

      If walls, ceilings, and flooring serve their original functions in the new building, they are eligible for consideration for this credit

  • 96. 
    An example of waste diversion, as specified in MR Prerequsite 1 Storage and Collection of Recyclables, is:
    • A. 

      Reuse

    • B. 

      Recycling

    • C. 

      Incineration

    • D. 

      Diverting to landfill

    • E. 

      Both a and b

    • F. 

      Both a and c

  • 97. 
    MR Prerequisite1 Storage and Collection of Recyclables does NOT require collection of which solid waste types below? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Glass

    • B. 

      Metals

    • C. 

      Food scraps / compost

    • D. 

      Cardboard

    • E. 

      Wood

    • F. 

      Plastic

  • 98. 
    A new office project is relocating to Belgrade, Serbia from its current location 120 miles away from the new location. The project plans to reuse furniture from the existing space for the new tenant fit out. The furniture was initially purchased in Belgrade. How does this furniture contribute to the project team's LEED efforts? 
    • A. 

      The furniture contributes up to 2 points through MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse and MR Credit 5 Regional Materials

    • B. 

      The furniture contributes 1 point through MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse, but does not contribute to MR Credit 5 Regional Materials

    • C. 

      The furniture contributes to neither MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse or MR Credit 5 Regional Materials because furniture must be excluded from these calculations

    • D. 

      The furniture contributes up to 1 point through MR Credit 5 Regional Materials but does not contribute to MR Credit 3 Materials Reuse because furniture must be excluded in these calculations

  • 99. 
    What is the default recycled content value for steel?
    • A. 

      50% post-consumer, 0% pre-consumer

    • B. 

      0% post-consumer, 25% pre-consumer

    • C. 

      25% post-consumer, 0% pre-consumer

    • D. 

      25% post-consumer, 25% pre-consumer

  • 100. 
    What is the overall % recycled content a project must earn in order to achieve an ID credit for exemplary performance under MR Credit 4 Recycled Content? 
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      95%