Bpi Building Analyst Challenge Quiz

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Bpi Building Analyst Challenge Quiz

Bpi building analyst challenge allows learners to perform comprehensive Home assessments identify root causes of problems and provide solutions based on building science. Take the quiz to test your knowledge on Bpi.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does BPI stand for?
    • A. 

      Building Performance Industry

    • B. 

      Building Professional Integration

    • C. 

      Building Performance Institute

    • D. 

      Building Professionals Institute

  • 2. 
    Stack effect will be most prominent within which type of building?
    • A. 

      Three story building

    • B. 

      One and a half story building

    • C. 

      Townhouse unit

    • D. 

      Two story building

  • 3. 
    One inch of water column is equal to how many Pascals?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      12.5

    • C. 

      250

    • D. 

      2.5

  • 4. 
    A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the amount of energy needed to raise:
    • A. 

      One quart of water one degree F

    • B. 

      One pound of water one degree C

    • C. 

      One gallon of water one degree F

    • D. 

      One pound of water one degree F

  • 5. 
    Carbon monoxide is not detectable without a metering device?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What are 2 primary mechanisms of heat transfer?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Insulation

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Both A and C are correct

  • 7. 
    The primary moving force for moisture inside a typical home is:
    • A. 

      Capillary action

    • B. 

      Diffusion

    • C. 

      Airflow

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 8. 
    When measuring the CO level of an appliance, the measurements should be taken in un-diluted flue gases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Duct sealing:
    • A. 

      Requires NATE certified crew members

    • B. 

      Can only be done on newly installed ductwork

    • C. 

      Improves comfort and reduces energy usage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the maximum safe level of CO in the household air for technician exposure?
    • A. 

      50 ppm

    • B. 

      9 ppm

    • C. 

      35 ppm

    • D. 

      20 ppm

  • 11. 
    What is the volume of conditioned space in a single story home with these dimensions: (height of 10 feet | length of 40 feet | width of 20 feet | flat ceiling)
    • A. 

      8000 square feet

    • B. 

      7200 cubic feet

    • C. 

      8000 cubic feet

    • D. 

      9800 cubic feet

  • 12. 
    When warm, humid air is cooled, which of the following is likely to occur?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Freezing

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Pressure difference

  • 13. 
    What two major components comprise the building envelope?
    • A. 

      Heating and cooling system

    • B. 

      Thermal and pressure boundary

    • C. 

      Thermal and vapor boundary

    • D. 

      Heating system and occupants

  • 14. 
    When setting up and installing the blower door for a depressurization test, which is NOT a step that a technician would perform?
    • A. 

      Establish a baseline pressure measurement

    • B. 

      Install the fan rings facing inside

    • C. 

      Adjust the hose connections on the digital pressure gauge

    • D. 

      Turn the fan around

  • 15. 
    When conducting a blower door test and the base pressure is -3 Pascals, what pressure should you depressurize the house to?
    • A. 

      -50 Pascals

    • B. 

      -53 Pascals

    • C. 

      -25 Pascals

    • D. 

      +50 Pascals

  • 16. 
    ACH 50 stands for air changes per hour at 50 Pascals of pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If there is a leak on the return side of the duct system inside the CAZ, this could cause a combustion appliance to back-draft due to:
    • A. 

      High negative pressure in the CAZ

    • B. 

      High negative pressure in the exhaust flue

    • C. 

      Low outdoor temperature

    • D. 

      High indoor temperature in the CAZ

  • 18. 
    Which organization provides ventilation standards for residential housing?
    • A. 

      ASTM

    • B. 

      ASHRAE

    • C. 

      ANSI

    • D. 

      OSHA

  • 19. 
    CAZ testing is performed where?
    • A. 

      In the whole house

    • B. 

      In the exhaust flue of the appliance

    • C. 

      In the basement or garage

    • D. 

      In the combustion appliance area

  • 20. 
    Which of the following tools can be used to investigate airflow in buildings
    • A. 

      Balometer

    • B. 

      Blower door

    • C. 

      Anemometer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The percentage of oxygen of air is 21%
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A Heating Degree Day (HDD) is each degree that the average daily temperature is below the base temperature (65 degrees F).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If the high was 60 degrees F, and the low was 30 degrees F, how many HDD's occured that day?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      30

  • 24. 
    What 2 things are needed for air to move?
    • A. 

      A window and condensation

    • B. 

      A hole and change in pressure

    • C. 

      Airlfow and moisture

    • D. 

      A hole and insulation

  • 25. 
    A vapor diffusion retarder is another term for vapor barrier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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