LEED Ga_practice Set B_1

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LEED Ga_practice Set B_1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following purchasing decisions would reduce the environmental harm used in the operations of a school project?
    • A. 

      Power adapters, new textbooks made from new-growth wood pulp, trash cans

    • B. 

      High VOC paints, low SRI roofing materials, metal furniture

    • C. 

      High VOC carpets and carpet pads, low VOC furniture, green cleaning products

    • D. 

      Paper towels that are FSC certified, cafeteria food from a local farm, ENERGY STAR Computers

  • 2. 
    What do the credits in the Materials and Resources (MR) category focus on?
    • A. 

      Minimizing the embodied impacts associated with the entire life-cycle of building materials

    • B. 

      Reducing the quantity of materials used on a project

    • C. 

      Selecting materials that are more energy efficient than traditional building materials

    • D. 

      Helping project teams select materials that have the most environmental benefits at the least cost

  • 3. 
    What is the exterior surface of the building referred to as?
    • A. 

      Building footprint

    • B. 

      Envelope

    • C. 

      Building density

    • D. 

      Floor area ratio

  • 4. 
    A restaurant is located on the second floor of a building. How can the project team decrease indoor water use demand?
    • A. 

      Install high efficiency toilets

    • B. 

      Use rainwater for toilet flushing

    • C. 

      Place restrooms on the first floor of a building

    • D. 

      Use graywater for washing dishes

  • 5. 
    To improve occupant satisfaction a project team conducts a survey of the occupants. Which of the following are important IEQ topics to ask about in the survey? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Are the bicycle racks conveniently located?

    • B. 

      Are any areas are too hot or too cold?

    • C. 

      How are the acoustics?

    • D. 

      How frequently does an individual take public transportation to work?

    • E. 

      Is the lighting adequate?

  • 6. 
    A team for a school project is reviewing potential site locations and building designs. What would have the greatest impact on improving test scores for the students?
    • A. 

      Installing low-emitting furniture and desks

    • B. 

      Locating the building in a walkable neighborhood

    • C. 

      Orienting the building to maximize daylighting

    • D. 

      Including an indoor swimming pool

  • 7. 
    What rating system has a credit category named Smart Location and Linkage?
    • A. 

      LEED ID+C

    • B. 

      LEED O+M

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C

    • D. 

      LEED ND

  • 8. 
    Decreasing the parking footprint of a project can be accomplished by which of the following actions? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Building in places well served by transit

    • B. 

      Locating projects in high-density, mixed-use areas

    • C. 

      Separating employee and visitor parking

    • D. 

      Instituting transportation demand management strategies

    • E. 

      Not including the parking area in the LEED project boundary

  • 9. 
    A tenant of an office space wants an open office layout. What is one trade-off of this decision?
    • A. 

      The acoustics may be poor

    • B. 

      Daylighting will be harder to achieve.

    • C. 

      The space will not be able to include task lighting.

    • D. 

      The room will have decreased air quality.

  • 10. 
    A developer is building a medical park that will have ten buildings for doctors' offices. Which of the following is a strategy for achieving energy efficiency?
    • A. 

      Purchasing carbon offsets

    • B. 

      Building a district heating and cooling system

    • C. 

      Siting the buildings close to each other

    • D. 

      Installing a community solar garden

  • 11. 
    What would be the direct result of specifying more costly, high-performance windows during the Construction phase?
    • A. 

      Less energy consumed by the building

    • B. 

      Inexpensive downsizing of the HVAC system

    • C. 

      Increased building costs

    • D. 

      Decreased overall project costs

  • 12. 
    The Sustainable Sites category focuses on all of the following EXCEPT which of the following:
    • A. 

      Integrating the site with local and regional ecosystems

    • B. 

      Preserving the biodiversity on which natural systems rely

    • C. 

      The ways in which community infrastructure affects occupants' behavior and environmental performance.

    • D. 

      Restoring project site elements

  • 13. 
    A project team is reviewing strategies to increase energy efficiency. Which of the following will help reduce plug-load demands?
    • A. 

      Efficient street lighting

    • B. 

      Computer modeling

    • C. 

      High-performance glazing

    • D. 

      Installing appliances that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR requirements

  • 14. 
    A project design with a focus on creating a healthy building includes materials with low VOC emissions, grates used in the entryway, higher-rated MERV filters, and air intakes located in an open-air parking garage. Which of these design strategies negatively impacts good indoor-air quality?
    • A. 

      The materials with low VOC emissions

    • B. 

      The location of the air intakes

    • C. 

      The grates used for the entryway

    • D. 

      The higher-rated MERV filters

  • 15. 
    When evaluating materials that would help with heat-island reduction, which of the following is the MOST important material attribute?
    • A. 

      A three-year aged SR value

    • B. 

      Thermal emittance

    • C. 

      An SRI

    • D. 

      An SR

  • 16. 
    How can the heat island effect on the roof of a building be reduced?
    • A. 

      Painting the roof with a high SRI coating

    • B. 

      Providing underground parking

    • C. 

      Increasing the amount of roof insulation

    • D. 

      Covering the roof with recycled materials

  • 17. 
    Which of the following appropriately refers to LEED's system goals?
    • A. 

      Impact Categories

    • B. 

      Prerequisites

    • C. 

      Credits

    • D. 

      Prerequisites and Credits

  • 18. 
    When determining the ventilation levels of a space needed for good indoor air quality, which of the following should the project team consider? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The space's proximity to the exterior building envelope

    • B. 

      The number of occupants in the space

    • C. 

      The activities performed in the space

    • D. 

      The time of day the space will be used

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a priority designation used in LEED?
    • A. 

      To encourage investment in economically disadvantaged or low-income areas

    • B. 

      To prevent project teams from building in sensitive habitats

    • C. 

      To help projects locate near existing infrastructure

    • D. 

      To encourage project teams to build in a LEED-ND project area

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are green building rating systems that exist in addition to LEED? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Green Star

    • B. 

      BREEAM

    • C. 

      Green Globes

    • D. 

      ASHRAE

    • E. 

      WaterSense

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an example of the triple bottom line in practice?
    • A. 

      A residential project that contributes to neighborhood revitalization

    • B. 

      An energy efficient building built on a site with endangered species

    • C. 

      A building with good indoor air quality and minimal insulation

    • D. 

      A building material purchased and shipped from overseas

  • 22. 
    A building owner wants to increase efficiency to lower the operating costs of a new building project. What strategy would help with this goal?
    • A. 

      Provide daylighting

    • B. 

      Install triple-paned glass windows instead of double-paned glass windows

    • C. 

      Install a photovoltaic system on the roof

    • D. 

      Install all LED lighting

  • 23. 
    What types of water should be prioritized for irrigation? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Potable water

    • B. 

      Graywater

    • C. 

      Rainwater

    • D. 

      Blackwater

  • 24. 
    Which of the following actions can a project team take to help manage runoff on-site in a dense urban area? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Design all parking under the building

    • B. 

      Increase the size of the drainage pipes

    • C. 

      Install a green roof

    • D. 

      Harvest rainwater

  • 25. 
    Extracting and sourcing raw materials in a responsible manner is intended to avoid all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Degradation of water sources

    • C. 

      Depletion of the ozone layer

    • D. 

      Infringement of indigenous people's rights

    • E. 

      Threats to rare and endangered species