LEED Ga_practice Set E_1

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 196

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LEED Ga Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following does not aid in the identification of sensitive habitats? Choose 2 
    • A. 

      The NatureServe Heritage Program

    • B. 

      FEMA

    • C. 

      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    • D. 

      The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

    • E. 

      ACEEE

  • 2. 
    What type of water is rainwater?
    • A. 

      Blackwater

    • B. 

      Non-potable water

    • C. 

      Graywater

    • D. 

      Potable water

  • 3. 
    What is a negative environmental externality of locating a project in an area that does not have diverse uses or public transportation access, and is not densely developed?
    • A. 

      Availability of high-paying jobs

    • B. 

      Increased tax base

    • C. 

      Increased air pollution

    • D. 

      Increased development costs

  • 4. 
    What statement is true regarding HydroChloroFluoroCarbons (HCFCs)?
    • A. 

      HCFCs are refrigerants currently banned by the Montreal Protocol

    • B. 

      HCFCs are a type of natural refrigerant

    • C. 

      LEED requires zero use of HCFCs

    • D. 

      HCFCs have a low ozone depletion potential compared to CFCs

  • 5. 
    What are local ordinances?
    • A. 

      Recommendations for good building practices

    • B. 

      A law usually found in a municipal code

    • C. 

      Local government regulations imposed to promote orderly development of private lands and prevent land-use conflicts

    • D. 

      Building codes based on national model codes

  • 6. 
    An effective thermal comfort strategy considers the six primary factors that affect thermal comfort. A close collaboration between the owner, architect, and who else is critical to achieving thermal comfort success?
    • A. 

      Lighting designer

    • B. 

      Building code inspectors

    • C. 

      Engineer

    • D. 

      Landscape designer

  • 7. 
    The owner of a historic renovation project wants to achieve carbon neutrality. Which of the following design decision will help the project team achieve this?
    • A. 

      Purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • B. 

      Purchasing carbon offsets

    • C. 

      Using no more water than what falls on the site as precipitation

    • D. 

      Participating in a demand response program

  • 8. 
    A hamburger franchise is planning on building thirty new restaurants across the country in the next two years. Each restaurant is based on the same prototype. How should the multiple buildings be certified?
    • A. 

      Using the LEED Campus Program

    • B. 

      Using the LEED Volume Program

    • C. 

      As a LEED for Neighborhood Development project

    • D. 

      By registering each project individually with LEED Online

  • 9. 
    What process uses heat recovery to capture heat from the process of generating electricity and then turns the recovered heat into thermal energy that can be used to heat a building?
    • A. 

      Commissioning

    • B. 

      Tertiary treatment

    • C. 

      Evapotranspiration

    • D. 

      Cogeneration

  • 10. 
    Construction activity pollution prevention should address what environmental protection measures? Choose 3
    • A. 

      Fresh water consumption

    • B. 

      Airborne dust

    • C. 

      Soil erosion

    • D. 

      Greenhouse gas emissions

    • E. 

      Ozone protection

    • F. 

      Waterway sedimentation

  • 11. 
    Which of the following project team members is responsible for verifying and documenting that a building and all of its systems and assemblies are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to meet the owner's project requirements?
    • A. 

      The project administrator

    • B. 

      The mechanical engineer

    • C. 

      The LEED project reviewer

    • D. 

      The commissioning authority

  • 12. 
    Relative to the LEED project design what has a low soft cost?
    • A. 

      Building commissioning

    • B. 

      Carpet installation

    • C. 

      Facility management costs

    • D. 

      Cost of the LEED charrette

  • 13. 
    A project team is trying to maximize the number of points they can achieve for their LEED project by identifying synergies. Which elements, when combined, would best achieve this goal? Choose 3
    • A. 

      Occupancy sensors

    • B. 

      CO2 sensors

    • C. 

      Operable windows

    • D. 

      Daylight sensors

    • E. 

      Occupant lighting controls

  • 14. 
     What factor impacts the cost of earning LEED-certification?
    • A. 

      The number of Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) that will occupy the finished building

    • B. 

      The type of land the building was built on

    • C. 

      Square footage of the building

    • D. 

      The number of stories the building has

  • 15. 
    Which of the following best describes systems thinking?
    • A. 

      An approach to design and operations that brings team members together to work collaboratively on all of the project's systems, finding synergistic solutions that support greater levels of sustainability.

    • B. 

      A formal review process of the design of a project based on its intended function in order to identify potential alternatives that reduce costs and improve performance.

    • C. 

      An understanding of the built environment as a series of relationships in which all parts influence many other parts.

    • D. 

      A Sustainable plan for built environments that improve existing conditions.

  • 16. 
    An owner is questioning the additional costs of submetering of a mixed-use project's water systems. For what reason should the submeters be installed?
    • A. 

      Submetering is a Minimum Program Requirement

    • B. 

      The integrative process does not work without submetering data

    • C. 

      Identifies disparities between how a project's water-based systems are designed to operate and how they actually perform

    • D. 

      LEED requires metering by subsystem of all energy and water based systems

  • 17. 
    What is the purpose of having a LEED AP on a project?
    • A. 

      For building commissioning

    • B. 

      To serve as the project administrator

    • C. 

      To submit all project data

    • D. 

      To streamline the LEED process

  • 18. 
    What environmental issue is associated with refrigerants used in HVAC&R systems?
    • A. 

      Groundwater contamination

    • B. 

      Increased CO2 indoors

    • C. 

      Increasing greenhouse gas emissions

    • D. 

      Soil contamination

  • 19. 
    What environmental issue occurs from runoff?
    • A. 

      Heat islands

    • B. 

      Increased municipal wastewater treatment costs

    • C. 

      Sedimentation

    • D. 

      Ozone depletion

  • 20. 
    Designing a building with a natural ventilation system will impact what credit categories? choose 2
    • A. 

      Energy and Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Sustainable Sites

    • C. 

      Indoor Environmental Quality

    • D. 

      Materials and Resources

  • 21. 
    The built environment, including buildings and transportation systems, account for what percent of all greenhouse gas emissions?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      1/4

    • D. 

      1/3

  • 22. 
    What are the benefits of reducing potable water use in buildings? choose 2
    • A. 

      Decreased building operating costs

    • B. 

      Increased irrigation efficiency

    • C. 

      Reduced contamination of nearby water bodies

    • D. 

      Reduced drawdown of water from water bodies and aquifers

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is effective at reducing potable water use indoors?
    • A. 

      Installing fixtures that meet the EPAct 1992 standard

    • B. 

      Installing submeters

    • C. 

      Installing low-consumption flush fixtures and low-flow rate faucets

    • D. 

      Implementing cooling tower water management

  • 24. 
    Which of the following are mandatory for LEED certification? choose 2
    • A. 

      Having a LEED AP on the project

    • B. 

      Achieving all Regional Priority credits

    • C. 

      Meeting the Minimum Program Requirements

    • D. 

      Meeting all prerequisites

    • E. 

      Earning at least 50 points

    • F. 

      Earning Innovation points

  • 25. 
    'To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life' denotes which of the following:
    • A. 

      USGBC's vision

    • B. 

      The purpose of LEED Online

    • C. 

      USGBC's 2013-2015 strategic plan

    • D. 

      USGBC's mission