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. 
    When choosing products that have Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), which factor is used in determining if LEED credit can be earned?
    • 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