LEED Ga_practice Set A_2

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LEED Ga_practice Set A_2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the goals of the Minimum Program Requirements? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Reduce certification process challenges

    • B. 

      Give clear guidance to customers

    • C. 

      Protect the integrity of the LEED program

    • D. 

      Verify buildings are meeting environmental goals

    • E. 

      Ensure prerequisites are met

  • 2. 
    In which of the following ways would a project use environmental product declarations (EPDs)?
    • A. 

      To help the project team understand a product's sustainable qualities

    • B. 

      To select product's that have met a minimum standard of energy efficiency

    • C. 

      To find certified green building products

    • D. 

      To identify products that contain hazardous chemicals

  • 3. 
    A project team wants to install a rainwater harvesting system to provide water to flush toilets but local code does not permit this. What should the project team do?
    • A. 

      Have the plumbers install the system anyway

    • B. 

      Find alternative solutions for indoor water use reduction

    • C. 

      Submit a CIR to the LEED project reviewer

    • D. 

      Request an exception from the LEED project reviewer to allow the reduction anyway

  • 4. 
    Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs) are most likely used for what part of the LEED process?
    • A. 

      Appeal of denied credits

    • B. 

      Addenda and updates to the LEED Rating Systems

    • C. 

      Communicating with the project administrator and/or project team

    • D. 

      Technical guidance for LEED credits

  • 5. 
    What types of energy sources generate the least air and water pollution? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Biofuel

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Clean coal

    • E. 

      Wind

  • 6. 
    Economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility define a project's:
    • A. 

      Triple bottom line

    • B. 

      Innovation

    • C. 

      Minimum Program Requirements

    • D. 

      Federal, state, and/or local regulations

  • 7. 
    A project owner wants to create a healthy work environment for employees. To help ensure indoor air quality, which of the following should be monitored? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Submetering of the HVAC system

    • B. 

      Carbon-dioxide levels

    • C. 

      Wind speed and direction

    • D. 

      Outdoor airflow

    • E. 

      Daylighting levels

  • 8. 
    A building with a vegetated roof is going to require additional costs for more materials tosupport the structure and for waterproofing, as well as plant materials. What are the life cycle costing benefits of a vegetated roof? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Reduction in rainwater runoff

    • B. 

      Longer product life

    • C. 

      Reduced heat islands

    • D. 

      Lower maintenance costs

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would help with sustainable purchasing during building operations?
    • A. 

      Purchasing cafeteria food from a nearby distribution center

    • B. 

      Ordering toner cartridges online

    • C. 

      Purchasing recycled printer paper

    • D. 

      Removing any ENERGY STAR qualified vending machines

  • 10. 
    Some wood flooring recovered from a local barn demolition is being used for flooring in a new office project. What type of material is the wood flooring considered?
    • A. 

      Recycled and refurbished material

    • B. 

      Reused material

    • C. 

      Recycled content

    • D. 

      Virgin resource

  • 11. 
    A project team wants to reuse a building in a historic district for a project. Which of the following credit areas will this aid? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Sensitive land protection

    • B. 

      Protecting or restoring habitat

    • C. 

      High-priority sites

    • D. 

      Building lifecycle impact reduction

  • 12. 
    A project administrator needs specific information on an interior paint used in a tenant space.The information on the VOCs in the paint need to be uploaded into LEED Online. Where would this information be found?
    • A. 

      Local building code office

    • B. 

      MSDS

    • C. 

      LEED Online materials database

    • D. 

      USGBC materials database

  • 13. 
    Which of the following has the greatest direct impact on global warming?
    • A. 

      SRI of a building's roof

    • B. 

      Building orientation

    • C. 

      Size of a project's impermeable areas

    • D. 

      HVAC operating efficiency

  • 14. 
    The use of open grid pavement can help a project achieve points in what LEED areas? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Heat Island Reduction

    • B. 

      Outdoor Water Use Reduction

    • C. 

      Rainwater Management

    • D. 

      Open Space

  • 15. 
    Harvesting rainwater can help with what project areas?
    • A. 

      Minimizing impervious areas

    • B. 

      Reducing fertilization needs for the landscape

    • C. 

      Minimizing site hardscapes

    • D. 

      Reducing runoff

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are phases of a LEED integrative process? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Value Engineering

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Financing

    • D. 

      Design and Construction (Implementation)

    • E. 

      Occupancy, Operations, and Performance Feedback

  • 17. 
    In which of the following ways does integrated pest management (IPM) help a building owner save money? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Because over application can be avoided

    • B. 

      Because pests are never present on the site

    • C. 

      Because only beneficial insects that contribute to a healthy ecosystem are allowed to thrive on the site.

    • D. 

      Because only appropriate chemicals are used

  • 18. 
    With regards to refrigerants what is a natural conflict between the prevention of ozone depletion and global warming?
    • A. 

      Refrigerants that are neutral to the ozone layer are less efficient

    • B. 

      Refrigerants that deplete the ozone layer are less efficient

    • C. 

      Refrigerants contain global warming gases

    • D. 

      Refrigerants contain ozone layer gases

  • 19. 
    What is different about green building design compared to conventional design?
    • A. 

      Green building does not have a bidding phase

    • B. 

      Green building has longer schedules

    • C. 

      Green building costs more

    • D. 

      Green building uses an integrative process

  • 20. 
    What is the value of documenting and tracking a building's resource use?
    • A. 

      Reduces first costs

    • B. 

      Reduces a building's embodied energy

    • C. 

      Contributes to knowledge that will advance research in the future

    • D. 

      Reduces end-of-life costs

  • 21. 
    After a building is completed and occupied, how can energy demand be reduced?
    • A. 

      By conducting routine waste audits

    • B. 

      By purchasing environmentally preferable cleaning supplies

    • C. 

      By opening and closing shades to control solar energy

    • D. 

      By encouraging occupants to stagger work hours

  • 22. 
    The baseline water use of a urinal is:
    • A. 

      2.2 gpm (8.3 lpm)

    • B. 

      1.0 gpm (3.8 lpm)

    • C. 

      1.0 gpf (3.8 lpf)

    • D. 

      2.2 gpf (8.3 lpf)

  • 23. 
    A project team is removing from the design a solar car shading device that also serves as afueling station. Which of the following is this most likely to impact? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Rainwater management

    • B. 

      Heat island reduction

    • C. 

      Green vehicles

    • D. 

      Reduced parking footprint

  • 24. 
    The linear use of resources where outputs are treated as waste contributes to the toxins accumulating in the atmosphere, water and on the ground. This has accelerated the pace of the planet's biggest problem which is:
    • A. 

      Products containing hazardous chemicals

    • B. 

      Indoor air quality

    • C. 

      Poor water quality

    • D. 

      Climate change

  • 25. 
    A project team member is discussing adding soft surfaces to a perimeter room. What would be the result of doing this?
    • A. 

      Reduced glare

    • B. 

      Improved acoustics

    • C. 

      Improved daylighting

    • D. 

      Reduced contaminants