LEED Ga_practice Set D_2

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LEED Ga_practice Set D_2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why would a project team use low-emitting materials?
    • A. 

      These materials protect the health of construction personnel and building occupants.

    • B. 

      These materials reduce the glare from interior finishes.

    • C. 

      These materials provide soft surfaces to improve acoustics.

    • D. 

      These materials allow more daylight into the core of a building.

  • 2. 
    What type of plants do the most to help reduce water use for landscaping?
    • A. 

      Native plants

    • B. 

      Annual flowers

    • C. 

      Turf grass

    • D. 

      Trees

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are strategies for conserving potable water?
    • A. 

      Increasing the infiltration of runoff

    • B. 

      Installing a dual flush toilet

    • C. 

      Installing a bioretention pond

    • D. 

      Installing an onsite septic system

  • 4. 
    What benefit does purchasing off-site renewable energy (Green Power) have?
    • A. 

      The building design will be more efficient

    • B. 

      Off-site renewable energy costs less than off-site non-renewable energy

    • C. 

      Less emissions will be generated

    • D. 

      The building will avoid electricity blackouts

  • 5. 
    Which of the following actions should a project team take to make sure a building remains efficient during its operation?
    • A. 

      Run computer simulations to prioritize energy-efficiency opportunities

    • B. 

      Turn on all systems to their maximum output to confirm the building can handle the load

    • C. 

      Verify that no issues occur during a demand-response event

    • D. 

      Ensure that the building systems are functioning as designed and that they support the owner's project requirements

  • 6. 
    Where should a project team go for updates and errata for the LEED BD+C: New Construction rating system?
    • A. 

      LEED online

    • B. 

      Usgbc.org

    • C. 

      LEED reference guides

    • D. 

      GBCI.org

  • 7. 
    What are examples of construction hard costs for an office condominium project? choose 2
    • A. 

      Irrigation fees for water use

    • B. 

      Masonry costs paid to a sub-contractor

    • C. 

      Cost for installing a green roof

    • D. 

      Fees to develop tenant agreements

  • 8. 
    A bioswale would be used to help earn credit in what LEED category?
    • A. 

      Water Efficiency

    • B. 

      Sustainable Sites

    • C. 

      Indoor Environmental Quality

    • D. 

      Energy and Atmosphere

  • 9. 
    What term refers to a mandatory project characteristic, measurement, quality, value or function as identified within the LEED rating system?
    • A. 

      Minimum Program Requirement

    • B. 

      Credit

    • C. 

      Exemplary performance

    • D. 

      Prerequisite

  • 10. 
    Which of the following can project teams use to identify a sensitive habitat? choose 2
    • A. 

      The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

    • B. 

      The Natural Heritage Program

    • C. 

      State fish and wildlife agencies (or local equivalent)

    • D. 

      The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

  • 11. 
    Submeters are a strategy to reduce outdoor water use by:
    • A. 

      Providing weather-based irrigation control

    • B. 

      Providing water consumption tracking and leak identification

    • C. 

      Preventing irrigation runoff

    • D. 

      Billing tenants based on their portion of building occupancy

  • 12. 
    Which of the following materials can be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)? choose 3
    • A. 

      Linoleum floor tiles

    • B. 

      Leather furniture

    • C. 

      Hardwood cabinets

    • D. 

      Wheatboard desks

    • E. 

      Bamboo floors

    • F. 

      Softwood moulding

  • 13. 
    Why should a building have a green cleaning policy?
    • A. 

      To reduce the costs of cleaning a building

    • B. 

      To reduce the environmental effects of cleaning products

    • C. 

      To decrease the time it takes to clean a building

    • D. 

      To provide the janitorial staff with an opportunity to be part of the integrative design

  • 14. 
    How would the distance from a building's entrance to the nearest bus stop be measured?
    • A. 

      By calculating the street and/or bicycle network distance

    • B. 

      By calculating the walking distance along infrastructure that is safe and comfortable for pedestrians

    • C. 

      By determining the street network distance, excluding private drives

    • D. 

      By determining the straight-line radius from point to point.

  • 15. 
    A building owner and general contractor are creating a construction plan to improve the air quality during the construction process. What should the plan address?
    • A. 

      Conduct custodial training, use fans to blow out construction dust, orient the building properly

    • B. 

      Keep dust and dirt out of the building, protect materials from moisture damage, flush-out the building before occupancy

    • C. 

      Increase ventilation, calibrate sensors and monitors, conduct an occupant survey

    • D. 

      Use low VOC materials, monitor carbon dioxide, monitor outdoor airflow

  • 16. 
    For which of the following reasons is it important to conduct occupant surveys?
    • A. 

      Surveys are a Minimum Program Requirement.

    • B. 

      Surveys are required for ongoing commissioning.

    • C. 

      Surveys identify areas that need improvement.

    • D. 

      Surveys reduce the ongoing waste stream.

  • 17. 
    If a project owner locates a building close to a bicycle network, which of the following project elements could decrease?
    • A. 

      The number of diverse uses

    • B. 

      Rainwater runoff

    • C. 

      Parking

    • D. 

      Surrounding density

  • 18. 
    A healthcare project team in the pre-design phase is discussing ways to protect patient privacy. Which of the following strategies would help achieve this goal?
    • A. 

      Placing recovery rooms toward the core of the building

    • B. 

      Designing waiting areas with views to the outdoors

    • C. 

      Using sound isolation

    • D. 

      Reducing the building's footprint

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is aided by locating a project within a dense area?
    • A. 

      Promoting vehicles with alternative fuels

    • B. 

      Increased diversity

    • C. 

      Preserving historic districts

    • D. 

      Promoting walkability

  • 20. 
    What must be considered in the project budget for a green building project that would not be part of a conventional project?
    • A. 

      Selecting only ENERGY STAR appliances

    • B. 

      Additional time in the schedule for construction

    • C. 

      Added building equipment to make the building more energy efficient

    • D. 

      Contingencies for research of unconventional techniques or materials

  • 21. 
    Globally, transportation is responsible for what percent of greenhouse gas emissions?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 22. 
    An additional cost that a green building project may have compared to a conventional project is
    • A. 

      Added utility costs

    • B. 

      Increased prices for selecting a sustainable site

    • C. 

      Permit fees for plumbing

    • D. 

      Consultant fees for green building experts

  • 23. 
    What has ozone depletion potential (ODP)?
    • A. 

      Paints with high VOCs

    • B. 

      Construction dust

    • C. 

      CFC-based refrigerants used in HVAC systems

    • D. 

      Runoff from the flooding of a construction site

  • 24. 
    What design strategy would reduce the light trespass from a site to help prevent light pollution?
    • A. 

      Paint all hardscapes white

    • B. 

      Install lamp posts every 20 feet (6 meters) around the entire property line

    • C. 

      Install shielded fixtures

    • D. 

      Up-lighting

  • 25. 
    A large home builder is developing a new neighborhood with 200 homes. What strategies would help the builder save on material costs and conserve materials? choose 3
    • A. 

      Low VOC paints

    • B. 

      Choose products made in factories that support worker health

    • C. 

      Select products that ship with less packaging

    • D. 

      Advanced framing

    • E. 

      Structural insulated panels

    • F. 

      Reducing hallways