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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

  • 26. 
    What landscaping strategy will best eliminate the need for irrigation?
    • A. 

      Drip irrigation

    • B. 

      Micro-irrigation

    • C. 

      Mulching

    • D. 

      Xeriscaping

  • 27. 
    What is an example of a construction hard cost?
    • A. 

      On-site renewable energy system

    • B. 

      Payments received from recycled materials

    • C. 

      Permit fees

    • D. 

      Reporting on a building's energy consumption over time

  • 28. 
    The operation of buildings, including landscaping, accounts for ____ of total water use in the United States
    • A. 

      6%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      14%

    • D. 

      18%

  • 29. 
    Who develops ongoing improvements to LEED?
    • A. 

      USGBC member-based volunteer committees in conjunction with USGBC staff

    • B. 

      USGBC Board of Directors

    • C. 

      World Green Building Council (WGBC)

    • D. 

      USGBC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs)

  • 30. 
    Changing the building envelope from single-pane glazing to double-pane glazing would result in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Decreased energy demand

    • B. 

      Increased daylighting

    • C. 

      Improved occupant controls

    • D. 

      Increased energy efficiency

  • 31. 
    The triple bottom line can be described as:
    • A. 

      The cost of green building

    • B. 

      Socially responsible enterprise and investment

    • C. 

      People, planet, profit

    • D. 

      Integration of a building with its natural surroundings

  • 32. 
    If a state has a green building code and a project team wants to pursue LEED certification:
    • A. 

      The project team can follow either the state building code requirements or the LEED requirements

    • B. 

      The state building code requirements can be used instead of the LEED requirements

    • C. 

      LEED requirements can be used instead of the state building code requirements

    • D. 

      The state building code requirements have precedent over the LEED requirements

  • 33. 
    In many buildings the most significant savings associated with water efficiency result from:
    • A. 

      Reduced energy costs

    • B. 

      Reduced development costs

    • C. 

      Keeping contaminants at safe levels in reservoirs and aquifers

    • D. 

      Reduced maintenance costs

  • 34. 
    What stakeholders help the project team understand the local context, culture, and history of a project site?
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Cleaning contractor

    • C. 

      Local residents

    • D. 

      Resale company

  • 35. 
    Which of the following can increase the heat island effect in urban areas? choose 2
    • A. 

      Rooftops covered with a high SRI material

    • B. 

      Buildings that have passive ventilation

    • C. 

      Vehicle exhaust

    • D. 

      Air-conditioners

  • 36. 
    Which of the following reduces outdoor water use while also improving the triple bottom line?
    • A. 

      Replacing vegetated areas with impermeable pavement

    • B. 

      Installing a landscape that doesn't require a permanent irrigation system

    • C. 

      Using well-water for irrigation

    • D. 

      Using permeable pavement for all parking spaces

  • 37. 
    What is true about a project that earns 38 points towards certification? 
    • A. 

      The project would be LEED certified

    • B. 

      The project would be LEEDs Certified

    • C. 

      The project would be LEED Silver

    • D. 

      The project would not earn certification

    • E. 

      The project would be LEED Certified

  • 38. 
    What is an economic benefit for the triple bottom line that LEED-certified buildings may have?
    • A. 

      Reduced waste sent to landfills

    • B. 

      Qualification for tax rebates

    • C. 

      More healthful and productive environments for occupants

    • D. 

      Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

  • 39. 
    A business owner is building an office in a city that has air quality issues during the summer. The owner wants to hear recommendations for design decisions that improve indoor air quality. Which of the following are strategies that would achieve the project goal? choose 2
    • A. 

      Install walk-off mats in the entryways

    • B. 

      Use natural ventilation

    • C. 

      Permit smoking around side entrances only

    • D. 

      Use materials with low VOC emissions

    • E. 

      Orient the building east to west

  • 40. 
    Building automation system will assist with collecting data about which of the following:
    • A. 

      Cleanliness of restrooms

    • B. 

      Complaints from occupants about a loud fan noise in a conference room

    • C. 

      Maintenance schedule for replacing air filters

    • D. 

      Energy spikes that occur every morning

  • 41. 
    What can a project team do to reduce the need for pesticides?
    • A. 

      Install hardscapes around the entire building perimeter

    • B. 

      Use only native plants in the landscaping

    • C. 

      Develop a coordinated program of nonchemical strategies

    • D. 

      Do not permit smoking around building entrances

  • 42. 
    A building owner has concerns about the costs of increasing the ventilation from the minimum required for indoor air quality. Which of the following could help offset the operating costs?
    • A. 

      Using demand control ventilation

    • B. 

      Specifying low-emitting materials

    • C. 

      Implementing a green-cleaning program

    • D. 

      Installing higher rated MERV filters

  • 43. 
    Which of the following refrigerants are banned under the Montreal Protocol? choose 2
    • A. 

      Isopentane

    • B. 

      HFCs

    • C. 

      CFCs

    • D. 

      HCFCs

  • 44. 
    How can an architect make sure that the general contractor understands what products to include in a project?
    • A. 

      Send the contractor an email

    • B. 

      Select the materials to use in LEED online

    • C. 

      Tell the contractor during the LEED charrette

    • D. 

      Include the products in the specifications

  • 45. 
    What is lighting power density measured in?
    • A. 

      Footcandles per floor area

    • B. 

      Number of luminaires per unit area

    • C. 

      The quantity of light trespass on adjacent sites, measured in watts

    • D. 

      Installed lighting power per unit area

  • 46. 
    Which of the following impact categories are given the greatest weight in LEED?
    • A. 

      Build a Greener Economy and Enhance Social Equity, Environmental Justice, Community Health and Quality of Life

    • B. 

      Protect and Restore Water Resources and Protect, Enhance and Restore Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    • C. 

      Promote Sustainable and Regenerative Material Resources Cycles and Reverse Contribution to Global Climate Change

    • D. 

      Reverse Contribution to Global Climate Change and Enhance Individual Human Health and Well-Being

  • 47. 
    What is an example of value engineering?
    • A. 

      Selecting insulation with higher upfront costs but lower life cycle costs

    • B. 

      Increasing the diversion rate of recycled materials

    • C. 

      Replacing an asphalt parking lot with less costly crushed gravel that has higher SRI

    • D. 

      Choosing a flooring material that has higher costs and a lower environmental impact over a flooring material that has lower costs and a greater environmental impact

  • 48. 
    What are ways to reduce water pollution from runoff? choose 2
    • A. 

      Rain gardens

    • B. 

      Impervious concrete hardscapes

    • C. 

      Open grid paving

    • D. 

      Increasing the building footprint

  • 49. 
    The addition or increasing the use of graywater in a building can help with:
    • A. 

      Reducing potable water used by urinals

    • B. 

      Reducing rainwater harvesting

    • C. 

      Reducing runoff

    • D. 

      Reducing potable water use in faucets

  • 50. 
    A project team is reviewing potential building materials for a school project. What impact would reusing brick and stone found off-site have on the triple bottom line? choose 2
    • A. 

      The reuse would decrease energy performance.

    • B. 

      The reuse would be sustainable.

    • C. 

      The reuse would be cost-effective.

    • D. 

      The reuse would reduce peak energy demands.

    • E. 

      The reuse would take away local jobs.