LEED Ga_practice Set D_1

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LEED Ga_practice Set D_1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Exemplary performance and pilot credits are awarded in what LEED category?
    • A. 

      Awareness and education

    • B. 

      Core and Shell

    • C. 

      Innovation

    • D. 

      Sustainable Sites

  • 2. 
    Which of the following identifies the biggest difference in the integrative process compared to a conventional building process?
    • A. 

      The integrative process is iterative.

    • B. 

      The integrative process involves all project team members.

    • C. 

      The integrative process has a completion date.

    • D. 

      The integrative process includes a schematic design phase.

  • 3. 
    A university client asks about certifying multiple buildings. Which of the following is an appropriate response?
    • A. 

      The LEED Volume Program is always used for certifying more than one building.

    • B. 

      The Campus Program is used for certifying multiple buildings if they are adjacent to each other.

    • C. 

      The Campus Program can be used for projects not necessarily uniform in design or operations but located on a single campus location.

    • D. 

      The Neighborhood Development rating system would be used to streamline the documentation process.

  • 4. 
    Commissioning of a building is intended to verify the building and its systems meet which of the following:
    • A. 

      Occupant preferences

    • B. 

      The owner's project requirements

    • C. 

      Local building code

    • D. 

      HVAC specifications

  • 5. 
    What impact category most directly helps with the people aspect of the triple bottom line?
    • A. 

      Protect, enhance, and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services

    • B. 

      Promote sustainable and regenerative material resources cycles

    • C. 

      Enhance social equity, environmental justice, and community quality of life

    • D. 

      Protect and restore water resources

  • 6. 
    A material that has met which of the following standards would contribute to material ingredient optimization? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      GreenScreen

    • B. 

      Cradle-to-Cradle Certified

    • C. 

      Health Product Declaration

    • D. 

      Global Reporting Initiative

  • 7. 
    An architectural firm is meeting with a building owner that has never done a LEED project before. What are some of the obstacles the firm may encounter with the owner? Choose 2
    • A. 

      The substantial cost increases the project will incur

    • B. 

      The additional time for the integrative process

    • C. 

      The use of new technologies

    • D. 

      Convincing the owner to limit their involvement in the process

    • E. 

      The extended construction schedule

  • 8. 
    What minimum contract length is required for an owner to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) for LEED credit?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      3 years

    • C. 

      5 years

    • D. 

      1 year

  • 9. 
    What low / no cost structural incentive can a municipality make to a developer to encourage green building?
    • A. 

      Allowing increases in the floor area ratio

    • B. 

      Fee waivers

    • C. 

      Tax credits

    • D. 

      Green building grants

  • 10. 
    Designers and builders can construct green buildings that use significantly less municipal water than conventional construction by performing which of the following actions? Choose 3 
    • A. 

      Decreasing the number of fixtures in a project

    • B. 

      Using graywater and/or rainwater for nonpotable water needs

    • C. 

      Installing water meters

    • D. 

      Installing water-efficient fixtures

    • E. 

      Incorporating native landscapes that eliminate the need for irrigation

    • F. 

      Reducing the site's runoff volume

  • 11. 
    Which of the following exemplify strategies of reducing harm to the environment over a building's entire life? Choose 3
    • A. 

      Tearing down a building and putting up a more energy-efficient one in its place

    • B. 

      Conducting a life-cycle assessment to help reduce a building's environmental footprint

    • C. 

      Using salvaged flooring in a new building

    • D. 

      Developing a new building on prime farmland

    • E. 

      Restoring a historic building

  • 12. 
    The developer of a school project in a sunny region suggests using light shelves to bring daylight into some of the classrooms. Which of the following issues would arise as a result of this strategy?
    • A. 

      Reduction of low-emitting materials

    • B. 

      Interference with outside views

    • C. 

      Glare reduction

    • D. 

      Decreased acoustic performance

  • 13. 
    For which of the following are the ICC International Codes used?
    • A. 

      Guiding code officials about hazardous chemicals contained in building materials

    • B. 

      Establishing energy-efficiency guidelines for public buildings

    • C. 

      Providing minimum safeguards for people at home, at school, and in the workplace

    • D. 

      Defining minimum indoor air quality standards

  • 14. 
    Protecting human health globally and across the entire built environment life cycle is part of what impact category?
    • A. 

      Promote Innovation and Integration of Green Building Products and Services

    • B. 

      Enhance Individual Human Health and Well-Being

    • C. 

      Sustainable Use and Management of Ecosystem Services

    • D. 

      Create a Strong Sense of Place

  • 15. 
    Which building project supports the triple bottom line?
    • A. 

      Eco-resort built in an area with threatened species

    • B. 

      Flooring material with a small carbon footprint extracted from an area that displaced local people

    • C. 

      Building renovation in a federal empowerment zone

    • D. 

      Energy efficient building that has poor acoustics

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are sources of graywater? choose 2
    • A. 

      Municipal potable water supply systems

    • B. 

      Showers

    • C. 

      Washing machines

    • D. 

      Wells

    • E. 

      Toilets

  • 17. 
    A project owner is locating an office building on a greenfield near a wetland. The project team has goals of protecting sensitive ecosystems, reducing the heat-island effect, designing a healthy building, and reducing energy demand. Given these goals, where should the project team start?
    • A. 

      By finding out if the owner can lease a renewable energy system

    • B. 

      By completing an early site assessment

    • C. 

      By sourcing local materials

    • D. 

      By determining if a demand response program is available from the local utility company

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of on-site generated renewable energy?
    • A. 

      Solar

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • D. 

      Biofuel-based electrical system

  • 19. 
    At which point during the project schedule would a flush-out occur?
    • A. 

      After the building envelope is weather-tight

    • B. 

      Prior to the building water being turned on

    • C. 

      Prior to occupants moving in

    • D. 

      After HVAC ducts have been sealed and protected

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an alternative compliance path to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC)?
    • A. 

      ASHRAE 90.1

    • B. 

      LEED

    • C. 

      BREEAM

    • D. 

      ASHRAE 189.1

  • 21. 
    What project areas would you find CFCs used in? choose 2
    • A. 

      Radiant flooring

    • B. 

      Hot water heating

    • C. 

      Refrigeration

    • D. 

      Centrifugal chillers

  • 22. 
    What types of water can NOT be used for flushing toilets?
    • A. 

      Rainwater

    • B. 

      Graywater

    • C. 

      Non-potable water

    • D. 

      Blackwater

  • 23. 
    Regularly occupied spaces would include which of the following:
    • A. 

      Dorm room

    • B. 

      Break room

    • C. 

      Restroom

    • D. 

      Corridor

  • 24. 
    Which of the following occupants would be classified as an FTE?
    • A. 

      A museum visitor

    • B. 

      A part-time salesman

    • C. 

      A full-time telecommuter

    • D. 

      A full-time cafeteria worker

  • 25. 
    A construction waste management plan should address what items?
    • A. 

      Where onsite waste can be incinerated and where certified wood can be procured

    • B. 

      A community recycling program and source reduction

    • C. 

      A target diversion rate and what materials should be diverted from the waste stream

    • D. 

      The disposal of hazardous materials and corporate sustainability reporting