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

  • 26. 
    Which of the following strategies can a project team combine to mimic natural systems and manage rainwater?
    • A. 

      Xeriscaping and monitoring yearly rainfall

    • B. 

      Green infrastructure (GI) and low-impact development (LID)

    • C. 

      Submetering irrigation systems and replacing potable water with non-potable water

    • D. 

      Piping and conveyance

  • 27. 
    What helps a project take advantage of the environmental assets of the area they live in?
    • A. 

      Minimum Program Requirements

    • B. 

      Regional Priority credits

    • C. 

      Prerequisites

    • D. 

      Local building code

  • 28. 
    The point values of a credit are based on the credit's ability to: choose 2
    • A. 

      Decrease building costs

    • B. 

      Mitigate the environmental harms of a building

    • C. 

      Be easily implemented

    • D. 

      Contribute to a higher certification level

    • E. 

      Promote beneficial effects

  • 29. 
    When would a project team need to consider increasing the ventilation levels to improve indoor air quality?
    • A. 

      Pre-design

    • B. 

      After the occupants have moved in

    • C. 

      Before the occupants move in

    • D. 

      During building commissioning

  • 30. 
    Green Seal and Environmental Choice are third party standards for what products?
    • A. 

      Flooring

    • B. 

      Electronic equipment

    • C. 

      Cleaning products

    • D. 

      Furniture

  • 31. 
    What standard can assist project teams with engaging in a comprehensive integrative process?
    • A. 

      Integrative Process (IP) ANSI Consensus National Standard Guide 2.0 for Design and Construction of Sustainable Buildings and Communities

    • B. 

      ICC

    • C. 

      ENERGY STAR

    • D. 

      I-Codes

  • 32. 
    What unit of measurement is used for a lavatory faucet?
    • A. 

      Process water rate

    • B. 

      Gallons / liters per flush

    • C. 

      Gallons / liters per minute

    • D. 

      Design efficiency

  • 33. 
    What design strategy would promote biodiversity the most?
    • A. 

      Installing a rock garden

    • B. 

      Increasing open space and covering it with turf grass

    • C. 

      Planting a variety of indigenous plants

    • D. 

      Installing a dry pond planted with invasive plants

  • 34. 
    At a minimum, a project team must successfully do which of the following to obtain LEED certification? choose 2
    • A. 

      Gather documentation for the prerequisites

    • B. 

      Hire a LEED AP

    • C. 

      Record all vendors used on the project

    • D. 

      Gather documentation for 40 of the points available

  • 35. 
    One way to reduce a building's energy load is to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Reduce a building's thermal mass

    • B. 

      Increase the size of the building

    • C. 

      Configure the building to minimize solar gain in summer and maximize it in winter

    • D. 

      Site the building far away from adjacent buildings

  • 36. 
    What is NOT a principle that should be followed for a successful green building project?
    • A. 

      Multidisciplinary approach

    • B. 

      Budgeting the planning and design costs separately from the operations costs

    • C. 

      Committing to green building early in the process

    • D. 

      Commitment to the process through the life of the project

    • E. 

      Looking at long term savings

  • 37. 
    A tenant is reviewing cabinets for an office kitchen. One option is wheatboard cabinets sourced from different areas and compressed together with glue. A second option is solid oak cabinets extracted and manufactured locally. How can the environmental attributes of the products be compared?
    • A. 

      By a review of the manufacturer's corporate sustainability policy

    • B. 

      By a life-cycle assessment

    • C. 

      By an air-quality sample

    • D. 

      By the product's MSDS

  • 38. 
    Reduced emissions are a benefit of purchasing:
    • A. 

      Materials with high SRI

    • B. 

      Certified wood

    • C. 

      Recycled water

    • D. 

      Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

  • 39. 
    When there are two or more rating systems that might be applicable to a project, how should the project team decide which rating system to use?
    • A. 

      Choose the rating system that will result in the lowest certification costs

    • B. 

      Choose the rating system that has the most regional priority credits

    • C. 

      Check with local code what rating system to use

    • D. 

      Use the 40/60 rule

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      ENERGY STAR

    • B. 

      LEED

    • C. 

      Green-e

    • D. 

      LEED Online

  • 41. 
    LEED credit forms must be signed by which person?
    • A. 

      Project owner

    • B. 

      Project manager

    • C. 

      Declarant

    • D. 

      Local code official

  • 42. 
    A demand response (DR) event is triggered by the ____.
    • A. 

      Utility company

    • B. 

      Building occupants

    • C. 

      Facility manager

    • D. 

      Building owner

  • 43. 
    What site selection would promote walkability and reduce vehicle distance traveled?
    • A. 

      A site near mass transit

    • B. 

      A site near a solar garden

    • C. 

      A site near public parking

    • D. 

      A site with pedestrian access between diverse uses

  • 44. 
    WaterSense labels apply to what products? choose 3
    • A. 

      Private lavatory faucets

    • B. 

      Toilets

    • C. 

      Showerheads

    • D. 

      Irrigation submeters

    • E. 

      Washing machines

  • 45. 
    What is a strategy for construction activity pollution prevention that would prevent waterway sedimentation?
    • A. 

      Increasing soil compaction

    • B. 

      Reducing fertilization

    • C. 

      Providing natural buffers around the property

    • D. 

      Protecting on-site materials

  • 46. 
    An environmentally conscience tenant wants to select flooring that is environmentally preferable in an effort to plan ahead for when the tenant will eventually move to a larger office space. Which of the following flooring products meet the criteria? choose 2
    • A. 

      Ceramic tile that a manufacturer takes back after its end of life and recycles

    • B. 

      Carpet that a manufacturer takes back after its end of life and burns

    • C. 

      Linoleum tile that a manufacturer takes back after its end of life and sends to the landfill

    • D. 

      Wood flooring that a manufacturer takes back after its end of life and refinishes

  • 47. 
    What is USGBC's vision?
    • A. 

      See the transformation of a built environment that leads to a sustainable future

    • B. 

      Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes, and communities throughout the United States

    • C. 

      Buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation

    • D. 

      Transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated

  • 48. 
    Grammatically, what language is the appropriate usage to describe a project that has been certified at any level?
    • A. 

      LEED-certified

    • B. 

      LEED certification

    • C. 

      LEED Certified certified

    • D. 

      LEED Certified

  • 49. 
    What strategies will not reduce the use of potable water for irrigation?
    • A. 

      Installing native plants

    • B. 

      Using graywater for irrigation

    • C. 

      Replacing permeable pavement with turf grass

    • D. 

      Using rainwater for irrigation

  • 50. 
    What accounting methodology is used to evaluate the economic performance of a product or system over its useful life?
    • A. 

      Cradle-to-cradle

    • B. 

      Life cycle assessment

    • C. 

      Triple bottom line accounting

    • D. 

      Life cycle costing