LEED Ga_practice Set B_2

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LEED Ga_practice Set B_2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A member company wants to display its USGBC member logo. What would be an appropriate use for the USGBC member logo?
    • A. 

      On company letterhead

    • B. 

      On legal documents

    • C. 

      On any partner website of the member company

    • D. 

      On a company's product to show product endorsement

  • 2. 
    When calculating building energy performance, what is included as process energy? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Instant hot water heater

    • B. 

      Elevator

    • C. 

      Desktop computer

    • D. 

      High efficient HVAC unit

    • E. 

      Walkway lighting

    • F. 

      Washing machine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following has the lowest soft cost?
    • A. 

      Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • B. 

      Self‑guided education program on the green features of a project

    • C. 

      Legal fees for building contracts

    • D. 

      Construction waste hauling fees

  • 4. 
    Performance periods are part of which LEED rating system family?
    • A. 

      LEED ID+C

    • B. 

      LEED BD+C

    • C. 

      LEED ND

    • D. 

      LEED O+M

  • 5. 
    Construction activity pollution prevention has synergies with which of the following other project areas? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Outdoor water use

    • B. 

      Heat island reduction

    • C. 

      Rainwater management

    • D. 

      Protecting or restoring habitat

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is one of the tasks that integrative project team members complete together?
    • A. 

      Energy modeling

    • B. 

      Select a target certification level

    • C. 

      Applying for financing

    • D. 

      Identifying opportunities for synergy

  • 7. 
    In the United States buildings account for ____ carbon dioxide emissions.
    • A. 

      26%

    • B. 

      38%

    • C. 

      42%

    • D. 

      34%

  • 8. 
    Which of the following determines the level of certification a project earns?
    • A. 

      The number of points a project earns

    • B. 

      The size of the building

    • C. 

      The number of prerequisites attempted

    • D. 

      The rating system selected

  • 9. 
    In a naturally ventilated building, which of the following would provide occupants with control over their temperature?
    • A. 

      CO2 sensors

    • B. 

      A single‑office thermostat

    • C. 

      Operable windows

    • D. 

      Outdoor air monitors

  • 10. 
    An owner of a large 1970's apartment building wants to renovate the space to make it green. The cost of the replacing all of the porcelain plumbing fixtures is going to be cost‑prohibitive for the owner. What can the project team suggest as an alternative to reduce potable water use? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Install submeters

    • B. 

      Install new flush valves

    • C. 

      Install solar hot water heaters

    • D. 

      Install new low‑flow aerators

    • E. 

      Install ENERGY STAR ovens and refrigerators

  • 11. 
    What promotes reaching across disciplines to incorporate diverse team members during the predesign period?
    • A. 

      Integrative process

    • B. 

      Innovation

    • C. 

      Prerequisites

    • D. 

      Minimum program requirements

  • 12. 
    Which of the following defines the types of buildings, spaces, and neighborhoods that the LEED rating system is designed to evaluate?
    • A. 

      Credits

    • B. 

      Minimum Program Requirements

    • C. 

      Prerequisites

    • D. 

      LEED Online

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The cost of the qualifying products as a percentage of the total building envelope material's cost

    • B. 

      The cost of the qualifying products as a percentage of the total project cost

    • C. 

      The number of different permanent and temporary products used from one manufacturer

    • D. 

      The number of different permanently installed products used from different manufacturers

  • 14. 
    What document does the project team create for the administrative and procedural requirements for salvaging, recycling, and disposing of non‑hazardous demolition and construction waste?
    • A. 

      Construction waste management plan

    • B. 

      Building recycling plan

    • C. 

      Building commissioning plan

    • D. 

      Owners Project Requirements (OPR)

  • 15. 
    What is the most impactful way that a project can help to reverse contribution to climate change?
    • A. 

      Locating the project near diverse uses

    • B. 

      Reducing fossil‑fuel based energy consumption

    • C. 

      Using salvaged materials

    • D. 

      Choosing healthy building materials

  • 16. 
    A project is located in an area with a demand‑response program and on a site that has enough room for a wind‑turbine to allow for on‑site renewable energy. If the project implements both of these strategies, which of the following will occur?
    • A. 

      The project's energy costs will decrease

    • B. 

      The project's energy demands will decrease

    • C. 

      The project's minimum energy performance will decrease

    • D. 

      The project's renewable energy production will decrease

  • 17. 
    Sustainable plans for built environments that improve existing conditions is called:
    • A. 

      Adaptive reuse

    • B. 

      Net‑zero energy project

    • C. 

      Passive design

    • D. 

      Regenerative design

  • 18. 
    Which of the following causes depletion of the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      CFCs

    • B. 

      CO2

    • C. 

      Propane

    • D. 

      Ammonia

  • 19. 
    An office has a small pantry with a kitchen sink. The sink is used to wash dishes by hand and fill coffee pots. What is the type of water called that comes out of the kitchen faucet?
    • A. 

      Potable water

    • B. 

      Black water

    • C. 

      Non‑potable water

    • D. 

      Process water

    • E. 

      Gray water

  • 20. 
    What is true regarding carpet made from recycled milk jugs? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The carpet has lower life cycle costs than conventional carpets

    • B. 

      The carpet is more durable than conventional carpets

    • C. 

      The material would reduce the need for virgin materials

    • D. 

      The carpet contains post‑consumer recycled content

  • 21. 
    What is required of all new LEED buildings?
    • A. 

      Must have an ENERGY STAR score of 50, use sustainable building materials, and have preferred parking

    • B. 

      Must be a permanent structure, use a reasonable site boundary, and have a minimum floor area

    • C. 

      Must have a minimum building height, have a daylighting strategy, and provide for occupant comfort

    • D. 

      Must have access to public transportation, manage rainwater, and have a FAR of at least 1.5

  • 22. 
    What are the environmental benefits of using salvaged wood flooring in a residential project?
    • A. 

      The wood flooring will increase the tax base of the local economy

    • B. 

      The wood flooring will have a lower installation cost

    • C. 

      The wood flooring will reduce the demand for virgin resources

    • D. 

      The wood flooring will have a lower cost since it did not have to be extracted from a forest

  • 23. 
    What are some of the economic benefits of green building? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Reduced utility costs

    • B. 

      Reduced liabilities due to poor indoor air quality causing health issues

    • C. 

      Increasing the tax base to the community

    • D. 

      Reduced disturbance of greenfield sites

  • 24. 
    Which refrigerants are considered environmentally benign? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Propane

    • B. 

      Hydrocarbons

    • C. 

      HydroFluoroCarbons

    • D. 

      Halons

  • 25. 
    Potable water is defined as:
    • A. 

      Untreated house‑hold wastewater which has not come into contact with toilet waste or kitchen sinks

    • B. 

      Water that is not treated to drinking water standards and is not meant for human consumption

    • C. 

      Wastewater from bathroom sinks, laundry machines, kitchen sinks and dishwashers

    • D. 

      Water that meets or exceeds EPA's drinking water standards

  • 26. 
    What LEED rating system helps create better, more sustainable, well‑connected neighborhoods?
    • A. 

      LEED Homes

    • B. 

      LEED O+M: Existing Buildings

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C: Schools

    • D. 

      LEED ND

  • 27. 
    What are the roles of USGBC?
    • A. 

      Auditing member companies and providing building grants to for‑profit companies

    • B. 

      Promoting the triple bottom line and administering the LEED exams

    • C. 

      Overseeing LEED credential maintenance and third‑party technical reviews of registered LEED projects

    • D. 

      Administering and creating the LEED rating systems and issuing LEED building Certifications

  • 28. 
    How would a bicycle network be documented for a project?
    • A. 

      By drawing a straight‑line radius from the origin and the bicycling segments in the radius.

    • B. 

      By creating a map showing the project, project boundary, transit stop locations, and walking routes and distances

    • C. 

      By including a vicinity map showing the bicycle network, route, and distance along the network to eligible destinations

    • D. 

      By use the area plan or map showing the project site and location of existing and planned bicycle networks within a quarter‑mile (400‑meter) radius of the project site.

  • 29. 
    Developments located within walking distance of diverse uses reduce: (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Greenhouse gas emissions

    • B. 

      Air pollution

    • C. 

      Water use

    • D. 

      Sedimentation of nearby water bodies

  • 30. 
    Which of the following are reasons an owner should build a new construction project in a LEED for Neighborhood Development location? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The project would have excellent location and transportation within the surrounding community.

    • B. 

      The project certification fees would be reduced.

    • C. 

      The certification process would be easier.

    • D. 

      The project would earn an innovation credit

  • 31. 
    The LEED Green Building Rating System is all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Consensus‑based

    • B. 

      Market‑driven

    • C. 

      Privately funded

    • D. 

      Voluntary

  • 32. 
    Which of the following are effective ways to lessen the overall environmental consequences of an interior space over its lifetime? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Selecting refurbished furniture

    • B. 

      Selecting a site located 1 mile (1,600 meters) from public transportation

    • C. 

      Installing demountable interior nonstructural walls

    • D. 

      Installing 1.6 gpf (6 lpf) toilets

    • E. 

      Choosing products that have a published Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

  • 33. 
    What organization develops building safety and fire prevention codes for the construction of residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools?
    • A. 

      Underwriters Laboratory (UL)

    • B. 

      ASHRAE

    • C. 

      International Code Council

    • D. 

      Department of Energy (DoE)

  • 34. 
    As part of the integrative process, which of the following team members would be the most important for providing information about how the building will be used?
    • A. 

      Building users

    • B. 

      Building owners

    • C. 

      Architects

    • D. 

      Facility managers

  • 35. 
    What metric is useful for determining the energy, water, solid waste, materials, and transportation impacts of buildings and communities?
    • A. 

      Ozone depletion potential

    • B. 

      H2O emissions

    • C. 

      Carbon emissions

    • D. 

      CFC leakage rate

  • 36. 
    Which strategy supports improved indoor air quality during operations and maintenance?
    • A. 

      Outlining green cleaning procedures and goals for custodians

    • B. 

      Using building materials with low life‑cycle impacts

    • C. 

      Locating air intakes away from garage areas

    • D. 

      Flushing out the building before occupancy

  • 37. 
    A project team is shrinking the building footprint to increase the amount of open space on a project. What impact category does this design decision support?
    • A. 

      Protection and Restoration of Water Regimes and Natural Hydrological Cycles

    • B. 

      Provide Affordable, Equitable and Resilient Communities

    • C. 

      Protect Human Health from Direct Exposure to Negative Health Impacts

    • D. 

      Protect, Enhance and Restore Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • 38. 
    What environmental issue is associated with the burning of fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      Interference with migratory birds

    • B. 

      Sedimentation of water supplies

    • C. 

      Release of carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Reduction of water from aquifers

  • 39. 
    Which of the following are examples of infill development? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The development of a brownfield site

    • B. 

      A design that increases the number of units of residential space per acre

    • C. 

      An office project on a previously developed site in a city center

    • D. 

      A store built between two existing urban buildings

  • 40. 
    Which of the following can happen as a result of increased rainwater runoff?
    • A. 

      Eutrophication

    • B. 

      Decreased energy performance

    • C. 

      Increased heat islands

    • D. 

      Increased potable water use

  • 41. 
    A project building in a colder climate is located in a basin that replenishes the water supply each spring from the snow on nearby mountains. If the design team thinks ahead to the future, how would this influence the design of the project?
    • A. 

      Water conservation should be emphasized

    • B. 

      Commissioning will be important

    • C. 

      Adaptive reuse should be considered

    • D. 

      Natural gas for heating should be used

  • 42. 
    Before using graywater to irrigate a project's landscape the landscape architect should review:
    • A. 

      EPA WaterSense Water Budget Tool

    • B. 

      EPA Rainwater Management Model

    • C. 

      ENERGY STAR WaterSense

    • D. 

      Local codes

  • 43. 
    A manufacturer has a carpet tile that includes an environmental product declaration (EPD) and health product declaration (HPD). The manufacturer has also published a corporate sustainability report (CSR). Which of the following do these documents aid?
    • A. 

      Transparency

    • B. 

      Improving the community

    • C. 

      Material design optimization

    • D. 

      Reducing product costs

  • 44. 
    A project owner wants to provide financial support to a reforestation project. What would help with this goal?
    • A. 

      Green power

    • B. 

      Carbon offsets

    • C. 

      Building in a high‑priority site

    • D. 

      On‑site renewable energy

  • 45. 
    Which factor would increase outdoor water use?
    • A. 

      Using turfgrass for groundcover

    • B. 

      Installing submeters

    • C. 

      Using low‑impact development (LID) strategies

    • D. 

      Increasing planting density

  • 46. 
    A project team in a dry region is designing a project with an entryway that leads to a downtown city block. The building owner wants to reduce dirt, dust, and contaminants tracked into the building from people's shoes. Which of the following would be appropriate choices for an entryway system that would improve indoor air quality? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Metal grills made of aluminum

    • B. 

      Steel grates

    • C. 

      Marble tile extracted and manufactured locally

    • D. 

      Recycled wood flooring

    • E. 

      Rubber mats manufactured overseas

  • 47. 
    What must a project do to earn LEED certification after selecting a rating system?
    • A. 

      Pay the relevant fees and have a Green Rater approve the project

    • B. 

      Satisfy all prerequisites for the selected rating system and earn a minimum number of points

    • C. 

      Satisfy relevant prerequisites for the selected rating system and earn a minimum number of points

    • D. 

      Earn a minimum number of points only

  • 48. 
    The developer of a new restaurant wants to include a smoking room inside. Which of the following statements is true about the project's ability to earn LEED certification?
    • A. 

      The project could get an exception for ETS control.

    • B. 

      The project could earn LEED certification if appropriate signage is put up designating the smoking area.

    • C. 

      The project is exempt from ETS control.

    • D. 

      The project cannot earn LEED certification because it will not meet all the prerequisites.

  • 49. 
    What is NOT true about a closed system in the built environment?
    • A. 

      All aspects of a closed ecosystem are highly integrated to ensure maximum efficiency

    • B. 

      There is no waste

    • C. 

      Used resources are released outside the system

    • D. 

      Materials in a closed system are used for other purposes at the end of their useful life

  • 50. 
    What encourages the purchase and use of green vehicles?
    • A. 

      Providing preferred parking for those vehicles

    • B. 

      Designing the project to be mixed‑use

    • C. 

      Locating the project in a dense neighborhood

    • D. 

      Providing solar car ports