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LEED Ga Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order for an occupant survey to improve the triple bottom line of a project, what should occur after the survey results have been assessed?
    • A. 

      Corrective action should be taken to address any problems

    • B. 

      The building systems manual should be updated to include the survey results.

    • C. 

      The survey results should be uploaded to LEED online.

    • D. 

      The survey results should be shared with USGBC.

  • 2. 
    LEED rewards projects for all of the following design strategies EXCEPT which of the following:
    • A. 

      Locating the project in a historic district

    • B. 

      Limiting parking

    • C. 

      Locating the project near existing utilities

    • D. 

      Locating the project in an area with nearby uses

  • 3. 
    Promoting the triple bottom line is a part of USGBC's:
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Guiding principles

    • C. 

      Strategic goals

    • D. 

      Mission

  • 4. 
    What is a strategy for water efficient landscaping?
    • A. 

      Treat wastewater onsite

    • B. 

      Create a pond on the property

    • C. 

      Use drip irrigation

    • D. 

      Use potable water

  • 5. 
    During a LEED project when does commissioning take place?
    • A. 

      Pre-design phase

    • B. 

      Schematic design phase

    • C. 

      Substantial completion phase

    • D. 

      Discovery phase

  • 6. 
    For new construction projects, which of the following tools enable the project team to understand the environmental impact of a building over its entire life?
    • A. 

      Cradle-to grave life cycle analysis (LCA)

    • B. 

      EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

    • C. 

      ENERGY STAR rating

    • D. 

      LEED Online

  • 7. 
    What is the point range for a project to earn LEED Gold?
    • A. 

      70-79

    • B. 

      60-79

    • C. 

      60-69

    • D. 

      50-59

  • 8. 
    A developer is reviewing potential sites for a new office building in an urban area. What is one of the first steps towards LEED certification?
    • A. 

      Discuss overlapping benefits

    • B. 

      Convening a goal-setting workshop

    • C. 

      Setting construction material quantities

    • D. 

      Assigning roles and responsibilities

  • 9. 
    What are the environmental benefits of cogeneration? Choose 2
    • A. 

      Reduced erosion and sedimentation

    • B. 

      Reduced wastewater generation

    • C. 

      Reduced air pollution

    • D. 

      Recharging of aquifers

    • E. 

      Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

  • 10. 
    If an error is found in the LEED rating system, which of the following would USGBC use to address the error?
    • A. 

      LEED Addenda

    • B. 

      Consensus-based review

    • C. 

      Project CIR process

    • D. 

      LEED Interpretations

  • 11. 
    What term refers to the investigation and valuation of the environmental impacts of a given product or service caused or necessitated by its existence?
    • A. 

      Soft cost

    • B. 

      Life cycle assessment

    • C. 

      Hard cost

    • D. 

      Life cycle costing

  • 12. 
    LEED projects located outside of the United States may use green cleaning products that adhere to which of the following standards?
    • A. 

      EN 15251:2007

    • B. 

      SMACNA

    • C. 

      Green Label Plus

    • D. 

      Global Eco labeling Network

  • 13. 
    A building owner wants to have improved IAQ after construction to improve occupant health. Which of the following products would a project team need to verify have low-VOCs? choose 3
    • A. 

      Ceiling paint

    • B. 

      Computer workstations

    • C. 

      No smoking signs located outside the building

    • D. 

      Acoustic insulation

    • E. 

      Granite countertops

  • 14. 
    A project has construction debris that is nonrecyclable waste. Which of the following actions can the project team take with the waste that will help the project with construction waste management?
    • A. 

      Exclude it from the credit calculations

    • B. 

      Bury it on site

    • C. 

      Waste-to-energy

    • D. 

      Send it to a landfill

  • 15. 
    What amount of time do people in the United States spend on average indoors?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      80%

    • E. 

      60%

  • 16. 
    The green design approach taken by LEED:
    • A. 

      Reduces the environmental harms of buildings and restores the balance of natural systems

    • B. 

      Can only be used on projects with large budgets to offset the higher expenses of green building

    • C. 

      Is useful only in urban areas where there is existing infrastructure

    • D. 

      Emphasizes occupant health over saving energy

  • 17. 
    A data center in a rural area wants to be net-zero. Which of the following design decisions will help the project team achieve this?
    • A. 

      Install a photovoltaic system on site

    • B. 

      Purchase carbon offsets

    • C. 

      Purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

    • D. 

      Provide all occupants with electric vehicles

  • 18. 
    An owner has selected an office building site in a natural area. They want to provide views to the outside to most people while also using daylighting to reduce energy demand. Which strategy would achieve these goals?
    • A. 

      Having adjustable window shades and operable windows

    • B. 

      Installing cubicles with low partitions and placing conference rooms and offices in the core of the building

    • C. 

      Installing an under floor air distribution system

    • D. 

      Locating conference rooms and offices near the glazing

  • 19. 
    How could a remote project located away from public transportation reduce its transportation effects?
    • A. 

      Encourage carpooling

    • B. 

      Locate a project site near a park

    • C. 

      Stagger work hours for users

    • D. 

      Install pervious pavement

  • 20. 
    The total land area of a project site covered by buildings, streets, parking areas, and other typically impermeable surfaces constructed as part of the project is the:
    • A. 

      Development footprint

    • B. 

      LEED neighborhood

    • C. 

      Restored area

    • D. 

      Stormwater retention area

  • 21. 
    What has a long atmospheric life that causes harm to the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      NH3

    • B. 

      CFCs

    • C. 

      HCFCs

    • D. 

      HCs

  • 22. 
    What additional LEED certification would a project team likely pursue for an office building that has already earned LEED BD+C: Core and Shell if the offices will be leased out to tenants?
    • A. 

      LEED Homes

    • B. 

      LEED BD+C: New Construction

    • C. 

      LEED BD+C: Core and Shell post-certification

    • D. 

      LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors

  • 23. 
    Which of the following project team member(s) is typically responsible for developing the erosion and sedimentation control (ESC) plan for construction activity pollution prevention?
    • A. 

      The architect(s)

    • B. 

      The civil engineer(s)

    • C. 

      The project owner(s)

    • D. 

      The LEED AP

  • 24. 
    What is the scope of the Protect and Restore Water Resources impact category?
    • A. 

      Protection and Restoration of Water Regimes and Natural Hydrological Cycles and Local Biodiversity, Habitat Protection and Open Spaces

    • B. 

      GHG Emissions Reduction by Embodied Energy of Water Reduction and GHG Emissions Reduction from Materials and Water Embodied Energy Use

    • C. 

      Water Conservation, Water Quality Protection, and Protection and Restoration of Water Regimes and Natural Hydrological Cycles

    • D. 

      Water Quality Protection, GHG Emissions Reduction from Materials and Water Embodied Energy Use, and Protect, Enhance and Restore Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is an acceptable way to encourage building users to choose alternative transportation?
    • A. 

      Share parking among two or more buildings

    • B. 

      Allow off-street parking

    • C. 

      Install multi-level parking

    • D. 

      Install preferred parking