LEED Study Guide Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Green building emphasizes using what type of design process?
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Multistage

    • C. 

      Integrative

    • D. 

      Tiered

  • 2. 
    The installaiton of low-flow faucet aerators at hand washing stations will result in which of the following (select two)?
    • A. 

      Reduced hours of occupancy

    • B. 

      Reduced energy use

    • C. 

      Reduced water use

    • D. 

      Increased occupant productivity

    • E. 

      Reduced stormwater runoff

  • 3. 
    Credit weightins are based on ___?
    • A. 

      Relative costs and benefits of each credit

    • B. 

      Environmental impacts and human benefits

    • C. 

      Carbon footprints and embodied energy

    • D. 

      Expected environmental performance

  • 4. 
    Life-cycle assessment is used to determine the _____?
    • A. 

      Balance of natural cycles such as the hydrologic cycle

    • B. 

      Environmental aspects and potential impacts of a given product

    • C. 

      Life span of a building and its components

    • D. 

      Environmental systems affected over the life of a building.

  • 5. 
    When is the best time to incorporate an integrative approach for a building project?
    • A. 

      Predesign

    • B. 

      Schematic design

    • C. 

      Design development

    • D. 

      Construction documents

    • E. 

      Construction

  • 6. 
    What constitutes the largest use of energy in buildings in the United States?
    • A. 

      Space cooling

    • B. 

      Space heating

    • C. 

      Electric lighting

    • D. 

      Water heating

  • 7. 
    Implementation of green building strategies such as daylighting, passive cooling, high-efficiency mechanical systems, and stack ventilation contributes to what type of cost savings?
    • A. 

      Reduced first costs

    • B. 

      Reduced maintenance costs

    • C. 

      Reduced life-cycle costs

    • D. 

      Reduced end-of-life costs

    • E. 

      Reduced imminent costs

  • 8. 
    What are the three dimensions of sustainability often described as the triple bottom line or the three-legged stool?
    • A. 

      Economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility

    • B. 

      Economic theory, cultural agendas, and global variety

    • C. 

      Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality

    • D. 

      Government standards, building codes, and building practices

  • 9. 
    How many levels of LEED Professional Accreditation are available?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a primary responsibility of the U.S. Green Building Council?
    • A. 

      Developing the LEED Professional Accreditation exams

    • B. 

      Administering LEED project reviews and certification prosesses

    • C. 

      Establishing continuing education requirements for LEED Accredited Professionals

    • D. 

      Providing and developing LEED-based education and research programs

  • 11. 
    A development company is designing a seven-story, 100,000-square-foot condominium building.  The developers will be responsible for completing the interior finishes, but will not be supplying furniture or appliances.  What LEED rating system would be most relevant for this project type?
    • A. 

      LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation

    • B. 

      LEED for Homes

    • C. 

      LEED for Commercial Interiors

    • D. 

      LEED for Core and Shell

  • 12. 
    The carbon overlay in LEED is used for what purpose?
    • A. 

      To prioritize the relative impact of credits on greenhouse gas emissions.

    • B. 

      To identify the major contributors to environmental degradation

    • C. 

      To qualify the relative impact of different energy efficiency measures

    • D. 

      To rank the feasibility of various green building strategies

  • 13. 
    What is the procedure required to achieve LEED certification?
    • A. 

      Register a project with GBCI, pay applicable review fees, and submit documentation.

    • B. 

      Retain a LEED professional, register the project, and pay applicable fees.

    • C. 

      Submit documentation, obtain a preliminary rating, and pay applicable certification fees.

    • D. 

      Register the project with GBCI, demonstrate environmental innovation, and pay applicable fees.

  • 14. 
    What is the earliest point at which a LEED for Schools project can be certified?
    • A. 

      After one year of occupancy and after all commissioning activities are complete.

    • B. 

      After the project team has registered and submitted all project specifications

    • C. 

      After final punch-list items are complete and all review fees are paid.

    • D. 

      After building completion and once all submittals and clarifications are reviewed.

  • 15. 
    The licensed-professional exemption is used by a project team to do what?
    • A. 

      Achieve continuing education credit for primary team members.

    • B. 

      Capture federally available tax credits for the project.

    • C. 

      Bypass otherwise required submittals.

    • D. 

      Streamline the permitting process in many jurisdictions.

  • 16. 
    A team is unclear wether a proposed project strategy will achieve a specific LEED credit the team is pursuing.  The team decides it should submit a Credit Interpretation Request (CIR).  Prior to submitting the CIR for review, which strategies should the project team consider (select three)?
    • A. 

      Review the credit intent and self-evaluate whether the strategy meets that intent.

    • B. 

      Contact LEED customer service to determine whether the CIR is likely to be successful.

    • C. 

      Review past CIRs to see whether this issue has been addressed in the past.

    • D. 

      Consult the appropriate LEED reference guide for a more detailed explanation.

    • E. 

      Contact its local chapter to receive a preliminary ruling.

    • F. 

      Identify other issues to address within the CIR

  • 17. 
    What metric is trhe best indicator of transportation impacts associated with a building project?
    • A. 

      Street grid density

    • B. 

      Availability of public transportation

    • C. 

      Vehicle miles traveled

    • D. 

      Parking capacity

  • 18. 
    Decreasing impervious surfaces on a project site will ____?
    • A. 

      Decrease percolation

    • B. 

      Reduce potable water usage

    • C. 

      Reduce stormwater runoff

    • D. 

      Eliminate sewage piping

  • 19. 
    What is acknowledged as one of the greatest threats to surface-water quality?
    • A. 

      Draining of local aquifers

    • B. 

      Recreational boating

    • C. 

      Rainwater harvesting

    • D. 

      Nonpoint-source pollution

  • 20. 
    A project that specifies exterior surfaces with high solar reflectance index (SRI) values is contributing to which environmental benefit?
    • A. 

      Reduced heat island effect

    • B. 

      Support for renewable energy

    • C. 

      Protection of the dark-sky initiative

    • D. 

      Improved stormwater quality

  • 21. 
    A project is in the pre-design phase and the site has already been selected.  The team wants to increase the open space on the project site.  Which strategies should it consider (select two)?
    • A. 

      Increase the floor-to-area ratio of the building

    • B. 

      Implement a construction activity pollution plan

    • C. 

      Use pervious paving materials for the parking area

    • D. 

      Locate parking underground

    • E. 

      Select drought-tolerant plantings

  • 22. 
    An industrial facility is located in an area with no public transportation.  In which ways can the project team reduce the project's transportation impact (select two)?
    • A. 

      Provide a carpooling incentive to building occupants

    • B. 

      Upgrade the company cars to hybrids

    • C. 

      Install solar panels to power parking lot lighting

    • D. 

      Provide occupants a fuel subsidy

  • 23. 
    A project adjacent to protected forestland that is home to a variety of plant and animal life wants to reduce the impact of its site lighting.  To achieve this, the project team installs exterior lighting that ____?
    • A. 

      Provides for tasteful, decorative appearance

    • B. 

      Reduces the need for night-time security

    • C. 

      Adequately illuminates the night sky

    • D. 

      Does not trespass onto adjacent properties

  • 24. 
    Prior to final selection of the project site, the owner and design team should confirm that the site is ____?
    • A. 

      Compliant with the green design criteria

    • B. 

      Compliant with the sustainable building codes

    • C. 

      Previously undeveloped

    • D. 

      Removed from other development

  • 25. 
    What is the primary standard used to establish the baseline case for indoor water use?
    • A. 

      The Clean Water Act

    • B. 

      Energy Policy Act of 1992

    • C. 

      ASHRAE Standard 90.1

    • D. 

      National Environmental Policy Act