LEED Ga_practice Set C_2

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LEED Ga_practice Set C_2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is true about an integrative process? 
    • A. 

      The integrative process results in longer construction schedules

    • B. 

      The integrative process is applicable to any phase in the life cycle of a building or land-use project

    • C. 

      The integrative process is a linear process

    • D. 

      The integrative process is only used for new construction design processes

  • 2. 
    What options within LEED credits address different geographic and climactic regions while providing solutions to challenges faced by projects at a regional level?
    • A. 

      Alternative Compliance Paths

    • B. 

      Minimum program requirements (MPRs)

    • C. 

      Regional priority credits

    • D. 

      Innovation credits

  • 3. 
    What is one difference between LEED Interpretations and project CIRs?
    • A. 

      LEED interpretations are created by certification review teams.

    • B. 

      LEED interpretations are not published publicly.

    • C. 

      LEED interpretations can only be used by the project that submitted them.

    • D. 

      LEED interpretations are precedent-setting.

  • 4. 
    A government project with an open office plan will have partitioned cubes with frosted glass above eye level position for privacy. This design choice would negatively impact which of the following elements?
    • A. 

      CO2 monitoring

    • B. 

      Views to the outside

    • C. 

      Individual thermal comfort

    • D. 

      Individual occupant controls

  • 5. 
    A health-conscious business owner wants to consider design selections that would encourage employee health. Which of the following strategies meet this goal?(choose 2)
    • A. 

      Build within walking distance of a bicycle network

    • B. 

      Select a site that has existing infrastructure

    • C. 

      Install preferred parking spots for green vehicles

    • D. 

      Locate the project near public transportation

    • E. 

      Site the project near a city's downtown area

  • 6. 
    What is the EPAct of 1992 used for
    • A. 

      To set the baseline water flow requirements of toilets and fixtures

    • B. 

      To define ODP and GWP limits for refrigerants

    • C. 

      To define the VOC content limits of certain building materials

    • D. 

      To determine the baseline building energy performance for buildings 20,000 sq. ft. or less

  • 7. 
    What is the minimum certification level in LEED?
    • A. 

      Approved

    • B. 

      Accredited

    • C. 

      Certify

    • D. 

      Certified

  • 8. 
    What does LEED stand for?
    • A. 

      Leadership in Environmental Efficient Design

    • B. 

      Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design

    • C. 

      Leadership in Energy Efficient Design

    • D. 

      Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  • 9. 
    What type of water can NOT be used for irrigation purposes?
    • A. 

      Rainwater

    • B. 

      Potable water

    • C. 

      Blackwater

    • D. 

      Laundry water

  • 10. 
    A vehicle meeting which standard would be considered a green vehicle?
    • A. 

      SCAQMD air quality standards

    • B. 

      EPA Transportation and Air Quality standard

    • C. 

      Vehicle with a minimum green score of 45 on the ACEEE annual vehicle guide

    • D. 

      Green-e Certified

  • 11. 
    A team wants to provide quality open space on the project site. Which of the following strategies should it consider?
    • A. 

      A water-detention pond

    • B. 

      A private garden for company executives

    • C. 

      A walking trail on the property

    • D. 

      A community garden located adjacent to the project boundary

  • 12. 
    Success in LEED and green building design is best accomplished through an integrative design process that prioritizes which of the following:
    • A. 

      Each practitioner designing subassemblies and system components for the most benefit and the least cost

    • B. 

      Limiting the disciplines of the project team to those members who are available most frequently

    • C. 

      Cost-effectiveness over both the short and long term

    • D. 

      Rapid design schedules

  • 13. 
    What are three important factors of the LEED Green Building Rating System? Choose 3
    • A. 

      It is market-driven

    • B. 

      It is consensus-based

    • C. 

      It is voluntary

    • D. 

      It is the only green building standard

    • E. 

      It is government-financed

  • 14. 
    Which of the following occupants would be classified as FTEs? choose 2
    • A. 

      A librarian

    • B. 

      A receptionist

    • C. 

      A delivery person

    • D. 

      A cleaning person who only works in the evenings

  • 15. 
    What does the LEED Volume Program help with?
    • A. 

      Policy support for LEED documentation

    • B. 

      Comparing design case energy use among buildings

    • C. 

      Comparing baseline energy use among buildings

    • D. 

      Cost-effective LEED certification on a volume scale

  • 16. 
    Which responsibilities would belong to the general contractor during construction to improve indoor air quality?Choose 2
    • A. 

      Verifying construction waste is placed in the proper trash bins

    • B. 

      Overseeing the rainwater management plan

    • C. 

      Making sure someone is sweeping periodically to control dust

    • D. 

      Capping the ducts to mechanical systems

    • E. 

      Implementing a pest control management plan

  • 17. 
    What LEED rating system addresses exterior site maintenance programs
    • A. 

      LEED BD+C: New Construction

    • B. 

      LEED O+M: Existing Buildings

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C: Schools

    • D. 

      LEED BD+C: Core and Shell

  • 18. 
    What helps utilities optimize their supply-side energy generation and delivery systems?
    • A. 

      Customers that enroll in a demand response program

    • B. 

      Building owners that purchase carbon offsets

    • C. 

      Building submetering

    • D. 

      Daylighting automation systems

  • 19. 
    A project owner is concerned about the safety of building occupants during the evening hours as they walk to the parking lot. What exterior lighting strategy would ensure occupant safety, prevent light pollution, and conserve energy?
    • A. 

      Installing timers that switch to motion activation after the building is closed

    • B. 

      Use shielded LED fixtures that are on 24 hours day

    • C. 

      Install up-lighting in the parking lot

    • D. 

      Strategically place lighting to shine into the roads surrounding the property

  • 20. 
    In what instances would a project team submit a Credit Interpretation Request (CIR)?Choose 2
    • A. 

      When a conflict in a credit or prerequisite requires resolution

    • B. 

      When appealing a credit that has been denied

    • C. 

      When the reference guide does not address a specific issue

    • D. 

      When the person registering the project has a question about the registration process

  • 21. 
    A wood product is environmentally preferable if it has which of the following attributes?
    • A. 

      Wood that does not rot from the treatment of carcinogenic chemicals

    • B. 

      Wood harvested from the land of an indigenous tribe

    • C. 

      Wood harvested from an unmanaged forest

    • D. 

      Wood that is sustainably grown and harvested

  • 22. 
    Compared to a conventional building, a green building project and construction budget will also include:
    • A. 

      Fees to review local laws and standards

    • B. 

      Costs to implement erosion control plans

    • C. 

      Soft costs

    • D. 

      Life cycle costing

  • 23. 
    Which of the following project designs would help with both rainwater management and municipal water use reduction?
    • A. 

      Vegetated roof

    • B. 

      Rainwater harvesting

    • C. 

      Underground parking

    • D. 

      Submetering

  • 24. 
    What review practice identifies design alternatives that reduce costs while yielding higher performance?
    • A. 

      Life cycle assessment

    • B. 

      Life cycle costing

    • C. 

      Value engineering

    • D. 

      Environmentally responsive design

  • 25. 
    Projects may be able to use some of the same techniques for both ______________:
    • A. 

      Construction activity pollution prevention and habitat conservation and restoration.

    • B. 

      Exterior lighting reduction and quality views

    • C. 

      Site assessment and submetering

    • D. 

      Designing for flexibility and open space.

  • 26. 
    Which of the following building components contribute to the plug load?
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Recessed lighting

    • C. 

      HVAC system

    • D. 

      Elevators

  • 27. 
    A project that specifies soil restoration as part of its site design is contributing to which of the following environmental benefits?
    • A. 

      Preventing construction activity pollution

    • B. 

      Reducing heat islands

    • C. 

      Restoring habitat

    • D. 

      Increasing open space

  • 28. 
    A laboratory project requires a lot of special-use equipment and systems to keep the areas inside sterile. What would a sub-contractor need to safely handle a product during installation?
    • A. 

      A Health product disclosure (HPD)

    • B. 

      A Material safety data sheet (MSDS)

    • C. 

      MERV 13 filters

    • D. 

      The quantity of recycled content in a product

  • 29. 
    Which of the following materials, if reused, would be considered pre-consumer recycled content?Choose 3
    • A. 

      Sunflower seed hulls

    • B. 

      Sawdust

    • C. 

      Construction and demolition debris

    • D. 

      Walnut shells

    • E. 

      Milk jugs

  • 30. 
    What is each LEED rating system made up of? 
    • A. 

      Interpretations

    • B. 

      Impact categories

    • C. 

      3rd party standards

    • D. 

      A combination of credit categories

  • 31. 
    To qualify for LEED, carbon offsets must be which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Green-e Energy certified (or equivalent)

    • B. 

      Green-e Climate certified (or equivalent)

    • C. 

      ENERGY STAR labeled

    • D. 

      Purchased and used within the same state or locale.

  • 32. 
    Which projects would NOT be eligible for LEED certification?       Choose 2 
    • A. 

      A new building project that uses CFC-based refrigerants

    • B. 

      An existing building project that phases out the use of CFC-based refrigerants no later than 5 years after the project is completed

    • C. 

      An existing building project that uses CFC-based refrigerants without having a CFC phase-out plan

    • D. 

      A new building project that uses no refrigerants

    • E. 

      A new building project that uses hydrocarbons (HCs) as refrigerants

  • 33. 
    How does USGBC support achievement of its mission 'to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life?  choose 2 
    • A. 

      GBCI

    • B. 

      Financial incentives

    • C. 

      Local chapters

    • D. 

      Free consulting

    • E. 

      LEED green building program

  • 34. 
    Locating a project in any of the high-priority site types can increase the likelihood of which of the following: 
    • A. 

      The project being located on a greenfield

    • B. 

      The project site having sensitive habitat

    • C. 

      The project being in a dense area served by transit and diverse uses

    • D. 

      The project not being located on a brownfield

  • 35. 
    An existing office building has a 20-year old chiller that uses CFC-11. An owner is considering a major renovation of the building and applying for LEED for New Construction certification. What statement is true about the project's ability to earn LEED certification?
    • A. 

      The owner must replace the chiller to earn LEED certification

    • B. 

      The owner can leave the existing system in place as-is

    • C. 

      The owner will not be able to achieve a Platinum level certification

    • D. 

      The owner can implement a phase-out plan to earn LEED certification

  • 36. 
    A project design includes low-impact development and erosion and sedimentation control. Which of the following will be aided by these strategies? Choose 2
    • A. 

      The creation of buffers between development and water resources

    • B. 

      Access to diverse uses

    • C. 

      Walkability

    • D. 

      An increase of the floor-area ratio

    • E. 

      On-site rainwater management

  • 37. 
    A business owner that purchases a fleet of green delivery vehicles reduces what externality?    
    • A. 

      Sales tax revenue to the community

    • B. 

      Pollution added to the environment

    • C. 

      Additional parking spaces for green vehicles

    • D. 

      The comfort of the drivers

  • 38. 
    What does the built environment refer to?
    • A. 

      A process of continually improving buildings

    • B. 

      Any environment that is human-made and provides a structure for human activity

    • C. 

      The green building movement

    • D. 

      Structures that provide stronger connections to nature

  • 39. 
    Which of the following are often considered types of blackwater? Choose 2
    • A. 

      Process water for cooling towers

    • B. 

      Water from kitchen sinks

    • C. 

      Dishwasher water

    • D. 

      Municipally reclaimed water

  • 40. 
    Which of the following are the environmental benefits of reusing a building? Choose 2
    • A. 

      Increases water efficiency

    • B. 

      Preserves a site's historical, cultural, and aesthetic values

    • C. 

      Reduces demands on virgin resources

    • D. 

      Makes landfills last longer

    • E. 

      Reduces CFCs

  • 41. 
    In the United States buildings account for ____ electricity consumption.
    • A. 

      56%

    • B. 

      72%

    • C. 

      74%

    • D. 

      66%

  • 42. 
    What minimum indoor water savings are LEED projects required to achieve? 
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 43. 
    What is the impact of creating a dense, compact mixed-use neighborhood? 
    • A. 

      Less pavement for roads and less infrastructure for utilities

    • B. 

      Decreased availability of alternative transportation

    • C. 

      Increased in the travel time to work for occupants

    • D. 

      Increased in flooding from stormwater runoff and the heat island effect

  • 44. 
    If a project team is interested in developing on a previously developed site but this option is infeasible, which of the following options should the project team consider next?
    • A. 

      Locating prime farmland

    • B. 

      Conducting a soil survey

    • C. 

      Not disturbing sensitive land types

    • D. 

      Developing on a greenfield

  • 45. 
    What are the basic types of LEED improvements that are updated through revisions on a regular development cycle? Choose 3
    • A. 

      LEED reviewer comments

    • B. 

      Credit interpretation requests

    • C. 

      Adaptations

    • D. 

      LEED technical requests

    • E. 

      Errata and Addenda

    • F. 

      Next version of LEED

  • 46. 
    An owner wants to offset the environmental impact of a building's energy use. What is a benefit of purchasing off-site renewable energy or renewable energy certificates (RECs) over installing onsite renewable energy systems such as photovoltaic panels
    • A. 

      RECs only have to be purchased one-time to offset the building's lifetime energy use

    • B. 

      Off-site renewable energy and RECs are less expensive than grid-source non-renewable energy

    • C. 

      RECs can be shared across multiple LEED projects

    • D. 

      The upfront costs to the building owner would be lower

  • 47. 
    What project design strategy would minimize a project's water usage the most?
    • A. 

      Directing runoff into retention ponds or bioswales

    • B. 

      Increasing the area of permeable surfaces

    • C. 

      Installing a landscape that needs no irrigation

    • D. 

      Minimize the quantity of hardscapes on the project site

  • 48. 
    LEED requires which of the following to be done in order for a project to earn certification? Choose 2
    • A. 

      Achieve at least 50 points

    • B. 

      Meet the Minimum Program Requirements

    • C. 

      Have the project administrator be a LEED AP

    • D. 

      Achieve all prerequisites for the rating system

    • E. 

      Include a LEED AP on the project

  • 49. 
    What statement is true regarding HydroFluoroCarbons (HFCs)?
    • A. 

      Many HFCs have a significant global warming potential

    • B. 

      HFCs are scheduled to be banned under the Montreal Protocol

    • C. 

      HFCs have high ozone depletion potential

    • D. 

      The HFC refrigerant group includes NH3, CO2, and propane

  • 50. 
    What should be included in a construction waste management plan? 
    • A. 

      Which existing building materials - if any - will be reused

    • B. 

      New technologies and materials that will help reduce waste

    • C. 

      If any construction waste materials to be recycled will be commingled or separated

    • D. 

      The distance products were purchased from the construction site