LEED Ga_practice Set C_1

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LEED Ga_practice Set C_1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it important to categorize spaces in LEED?
    • A. 

      It helps with floor area calculations

    • B. 

      Depending on the space categorization, the credit requirements may not apply

    • C. 

      The types of spaces are used to determine building density

    • D. 

      Smaller spaces have lower baseline requirements

  • 2. 
    What are the long term effects of climate change? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Increased ozone layer

    • B. 

      Increased glaciers

    • C. 

      Higher temperatures

    • D. 

      Longer droughts

    • E. 

      Reduced CO2 emissions

    • F. 

      Higher sea levels

  • 3. 
    Which integrative project team members bring the most experience to the Discovery phase regarding post-occupancy behavior?
    • A. 

      Architects

    • B. 

      Building owners

    • C. 

      HVAC engineers

    • D. 

      Facility managers

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of the impact category Enhance Social Equity,Environmental Justice, Community Health and Quality of Life?
    • A. 

      Promote Access to Neighborhood Completeness Resources

    • B. 

      Promote Human Rights and Environmental Justice

    • C. 

      Provide Affordable, Equitable and Resilient Communities

    • D. 

      Support Occupant Comfort and Well-Being

    • E. 

      Create a Strong Sense of Place

  • 5. 
    What is the intent of the Indoor Environmental Quality credits?
    • A. 

      Promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views

    • B. 

      Decreasing the lighting power density for interior lights

    • C. 

      Reducing indoor potable water use

    • D. 

      Using reused materials inside the building envelope

  • 6. 
    The purchasing policies for the ongoing operations of a building should address which of the following? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Ongoing consumables

    • B. 

      Utility rates

    • C. 

      Pest control service

    • D. 

      Designing for flexibility

    • E. 

      Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • F. 

      Durable goods

  • 7. 
    What has the greatest long-term impact on building performance and on the environment?
    • A. 

      The use of recycled materials

    • B. 

      Site selection

    • C. 

      Water use

    • D. 

      Purchase of green power

  • 8. 
    A project team is evaluating materials to help reduce heat islands for a building's roof and parking lot in a dense urban center. Which of the following would be most effective? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Recycled materials

    • B. 

      High SRI materials

    • C. 

      Reflective materials

    • D. 

      Black materials

    • E. 

      Materials low up-front costs

  • 9. 
    Which of these sites if selected would most help with increasing diversity of uses?
    • A. 

      A site within walking distance to a public park

    • B. 

      A site located next door to an ATM

    • C. 

      A site located within walking distance of a commuter rail line

    • D. 

      A site that has underground parking and open space on the property

  • 10. 
    Green buildings have on average energy use intensities that are ____ lower than in typical buildings.
    • A. 

      12%

    • B. 

      24%

    • C. 

      16%

    • D. 

      28%

  • 11. 
    On a project with an older existing HVAC&R system that uses CFCs, what can the project team do to earn LEED certification?
    • A. 

      Make a phase out plan for the removal of the CFC based refrigerants

    • B. 

      Get a state exemption for the HVAC&R system

    • C. 

      Eliminate all refrigerant leaks

    • D. 

      Recharge the equipment with CFCs

  • 12. 
    What green building codes can be enforced by law? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      International Green Construction Code

    • B. 

      LEED

    • C. 

      ASHRAE 189.1

    • D. 

      ENERGYSTAR

  • 13. 
    In LEED which approach is taken in the Water Efficiency category to conserve water?
    • A. 

      Using alternative sources of water first

    • B. 

      Efficiency first

    • C. 

      Using nonpotable water first

    • D. 

      Treating and reusing wastewater on site

  • 14. 
    Which of the following must occur to ensure energy-efficient design is carried through to efficient performance?
    • A. 

      Sixty day post occupancy review after the building is certified

    • B. 

      Staff training

    • C. 

      Indoor air-quality monitoring

    • D. 

      Yearly maintenance of all non-energy related systems

  • 15. 
    A project team for a school project is designing classrooms that will improve the learning experience. Which of the following building components meet this goal while maintaining preferable life-cycle impacts?
    • A. 

      Refurbished desks that contain recycled content

    • B. 

      Single-pane glazing

    • C. 

      New polyester carpet tiles

    • D. 

      Reused acoustic tiles

  • 16. 
    What is the most common way to meet the requirements of off-site renewable energy?
    • A. 

      Installing a rooftop photovoltaic array

    • B. 

      Directly purchasing green power from local utility companies

    • C. 

      Purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • D. 

      Obtaining energy from a geothermal system

  • 17. 
    Which of the following assess environmental performance of products and services and provide guidance on improving their environmental performance?
    • A. 

      ISO 14000

    • B. 

      ASHRAE

    • C. 

      IESNA

    • D. 

      LEED

  • 18. 
    A study by the New Buildings Institute found that in green buildings, average energy use intensities (energy consumed per unit of floor space) are _____ than in typical buildings
    • A. 

      24% lower

    • B. 

      5% higher

    • C. 

      32% lower

    • D. 

      16% lower

  • 19. 
    How can a project team in a hot climate reduce a building's energy use and increase daylighting?
    • A. 

      By installing appropriately sized and located windows

    • B. 

      By siting the building in an area surrounded by other buildings that can provide shade

    • C. 

      By locating private offices along the perimeter of the building walls

    • D. 

      By installing glass over the entire exterior of the building

  • 20. 
    Energy efficiency is defined as:
    • A. 

      Any strategy that reduces resource use 10% or more from a baseline comparison

    • B. 

      The use of technology that requires less energy to perform the same function as a conventional item

    • C. 

      Any strategy that reduces resource use 20% from a baseline comparison

    • D. 

      The replacement of any older building product with a newer building product

  • 21. 
    What does the emissivity of a material refer to?
    • A. 

      The ratio of energy radiated by a particular material to energy radiated by a black body at the same temperature

    • B. 

      The measure of a material's ability to reflect sunlight (including the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths) on a scale of 0 to 1

    • C. 

      The environmental benefits of the material over time

    • D. 

      How hot a surface gets relative to standard black and standard white surfaces

  • 22. 
    How would access to quality transit be documented?
    • A. 

      By an area plan or map showing the project site and location of transit stop locations within a 1/2 mile (800-meter) radius of the project site

    • B. 

      By a map showing the project site, location, type of transportation resources, and driving distances to each location

    • C. 

      By a map showing the project, project boundary, transit stop locations, walking routes, and distances to those stops

    • D. 

      By an area plan or map showing the project site and location of transit stop locations within a 1/4 mile (400-meter) radius of the project site

  • 23. 
    What is an example of an ongoing operating cost?
    • A. 

      Carpet installation

    • B. 

      Attorney fees for building contracts

    • C. 

      Design of a sedimentation control plan

    • D. 

      Salaries for janitorial services in a building

  • 24. 
    What components are included in the impact category for Reverse Contribution to Global Climate Change?
    • A. 

      GHG Emissions Reduction from Materials and Water Embodied Energy Use and Water Quality Protection

    • B. 

      GHG Emissions Reduction from Building Operations Energy Use and GHG Emissions Reduction from a Cleaner Energy Supply

    • C. 

      GHG Emissions Reduction from Materials and Water Embodied Energy Use and Move to Cyclical, Non-Depleting Material Cycles

    • D. 

      GHG Emissions Reduction from a Cleaner Energy Supply and Protect Human Health from Direct Exposure to Negative Health Impacts

  • 25. 
    A building owner in a hot climate wants to include a green roof for insulation and an air-tight building for energy efficiency. During the integrative process what would need to be discussed as part of this strategy?
    • A. 

      Acoustic performance will be poor

    • B. 

      If the building has extensive glazing cooling loads will increase

    • C. 

      The green roof will increase the heat island effect

    • D. 

      Bringing in additional fresh air for indoor air quality