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  • 1. 
    The water efficient landscaping calculation as presented in the LEED Reference Guide for WE Credits 1.1 & 1.2, Water Efficient Landscaping, includes which of the following three items? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Imperviousness Coefficient

    • B. 

      Species Factor

    • C. 

      Microclimate Factor

    • D. 

      Density Factor

    • E. 

      Runoff Coefficiento

  • 2. 
    Establishing a baseline case is necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of which three credits? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies

    • B. 

      EQ Credit 6.1, Controllability of Systems

    • C. 

      EA Credit 2, Optimize Energy Performance

    • D. 

      WE Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction

    • E. 

      EA Prerequisite 2, Minimum Energy Performance

  • 3. 
    Which three of the following are prerequisites for LEED Certification? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Erosion & Sedimentation Control

    • B. 

      LEED Accredited Professional

    • C. 

      CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment

    • D. 

      Minimum IAQ Performance

    • E. 

      Ventilation Effectiveness

  • 4. 
    ASHRAE Standards are used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of which three credits? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 2, Ventilation Effectiveness

    • B. 

      EQ Credit 3.1, Construction IAQ Management Plan

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 8.1, Daylight and Views

    • D. 

      EQ Credit 4.1, Low-Emitting Materials

    • E. 

      EQ Credit 1, Carbon Dioxide Monitoringe

  • 5. 
    The purpose of the density radius calculation used in SS Credit 2, Development Density, is to: (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Define the construction footprint.

    • B. 

      Define the distance to the nearest bus or rail stop.

    • C. 

      Determine the properties to be included in the development density calculation.

    • D. 

      Determine the distance that includes at least 60,000 sq.ft. of building area.

  • 6. 
    Which LEED concern requires a separation between design/construction management team and the entity reviewing the requirements? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance

    • B. 

      EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 3.1 – 3.2, Construction IAQ Management Plan

    • D. 

      MR Credit 7, Certified Wood

    • E. 

      EA Prerequisite 1, Fundamental Building System Commissioning

  • 7. 
    Which three of the following are required to be measured under EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Lighting System

    • B. 

      Boiler Efficiency

    • C. 

      Daily Building Occupancy

    • D. 

      Chiller Efficiency

    • E. 

      Outdoor Drybulb Temperature

  • 8. 
    Which three of the following are required to be separated (at a minimum) for MR Prerequisite 1, Storage & Collection of Recyclables? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Aluminum

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Glass

    • E. 

      Ferrous Metal

  • 9. 
    EQ Credits 8.1 & 8.2, Daylight and Views require a minimum Daylight Factor of _______ over ______ of occupied space and direct line of sight to vision glazing from _______ of occupied space.
    • A. 

      1%, 50%, 90%

    • B. 

      2%, 75%, 90%

    • C. 

      2%, 90%, 90%

    • D. 

      1%, 75%, 90%

    • E. 

      2%, 50%, 90%

  • 10. 
    Which three of the following are considered acceptable under MR Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Homasote

    • B. 

      Cardboard

    • C. 

      Wool Carpet

    • D. 

      Bamboo Flooring

    • E. 

      Cotton batt insulation

  • 11. 
    Which three of the following are all required to be achieved under SS Credit 1, Site Selection? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Do not develop on land within 100 feet of a wetland

    • B. 

      Do not develop on prime farmland

    • C. 

      Do not develop on land lower than 5 feet below the 100-year flood plane

    • D. 

      Do not develop on land lower than 5 feet above the 100-year flood plane

    • E. 

      Do not develop on land defined as a virgin forest

  • 12. 
    Which two of the following strategies would be appropriate to qualify for the ID Credit 1, Innovation in Design? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Sales representative informs you that their product qualifies for the ID Credit

    • B. 

      Include those strategies that greatly exceed the requirements of an Existing LEED Credit

    • C. 

      You heard that another project received an ID Credit for using this Strategy

    • D. 

      A strategy not addressed by any existing LEED Credit and has a Significant environmental and occupant benefit

    • E. 

      Any strategy that can prove environmental benefits by means of a Life cycle analysis

  • 13. 
    Which three of the following are required tasks under EA Credit 3, Additional Commissioning? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Have an extended warranty in place for all major equipment

    • B. 

      Develop a recommissioning manual

    • C. 

      Conduct a review prior to Construction Documents

    • D. 

      Have a five-year contract in place with an commissioning authority

    • E. 

      Review contractor submittals relative to systems being commissioned

  • 14. 
    EQ Credit 6.1, Controllability of System, requires one operable window and one lighting control zone per ______ SF of occupied perimeter zone (15’ wide): (Choose one)
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      250

    • E. 

      300

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are required under EQ Credit 5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant source Control? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Employ a permanent entryway system to capture dirt, particulars, etc

    • B. 

      Where chemical use occurs, provide deck-to-deck partitions and negative pressure exhaust system

    • C. 

      Establish a green housekeeping program for the building

    • D. 

      Have a policy in place that no hazard chemicals are to be used in the building

    • E. 

      Provide separate drains plumbed appropriately where water and chemical concentrate mixing occurs

  • 16. 
    EQ Credits 4.1 – 4.4, Low-Emitting Materials address three of the following items? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      VOC from wall and roof insulation

    • B. 

      Lead from paint and coatings

    • C. 

      VOC from adhesives and sealants

    • D. 

      VOC from paints and coatings

    • E. 

      VOC from carpets and cushions

  • 17. 
    Which two items might require the design of an area with impermeable deck-todeck partitions that has a separate outdoor exhaust system that operates at a negative pressure of at least 7 Pa compared to surrounding spaces? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 1, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) MonitoringS

    • B. 

      EQ Prerequisite 2, Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control

    • C. 

      EQ Prerequisite 1, Minimum IAQ Performanceo

    • D. 

      EQ Credit 4.1 – 4.4, Low-Emitting Materials

    • E. 

      EQ Credit 5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control

  • 18. 
    Which three of the following credits requires third party certification of products? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      MR Credit 7, Certified Wood

    • B. 

      WE Credits 3.1 – 3.2, Water Use Reduction

    • C. 

      EA Credit 6, Green Power

    • D. 

      EQ Credit 1, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoringv

    • E. 

      EQ Credits 4.1- 4.4, Low-Emitting Materials

  • 19. 
    Reviewing 100-years flood plane maps: (Choose one)
    • A. 

      SS Credit 5, Reduced Site Disturbance

    • B. 

      SS Credit 6, Stormwater Managementb

    • C. 

      SS Credit 1, Site Selection

    • D. 

      WE Credits 3.1 – 3.2, Water Use Reduction

    • E. 

      SS Prerequisite 1, Erosion & Sedimentation Controle

  • 20. 
    Which three of the following can be used to achieve EA Credit 6, Green Power? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      HydropowerN

    • B. 

      Windpower

    • C. 

      Solar Energy

    • D. 

      Nuclear Power

    • E. 

      Biomass

  • 21. 
    There are two levels of requirements (a Prerequisite and a Credit) in what area? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      WE Water Use Reduction

    • B. 

      MR Storage & Collection of Recyclables

    • C. 

      EQ Controllability of System

    • D. 

      EA CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment

    • E. 

      EA Building Commissioning

  • 22. 
    EQ Credit 7.1, Thermal Comfort, references which ASHRAE Standard? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      ASHRAE 62-1999

    • B. 

      ASHRAE 129-1997

    • C. 

      ASHRAE 90.1-1999

    • D. 

      ASHRAE 55-1992

  • 23. 
    A large Stadium project is being planned for a west coast city. The primary structure could be either steel or concrete. Which three of the following credits could help in making this material selection? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      MR Credit 1, Building Reuse

    • B. 

      MR Credit 2, Construction Waste Management&(„$

    • C. 

      MR Credit 3, Resource Reuse

    • D. 

      MR Credit 5, Local/Regional Materials

    • E. 

      MR Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials

  • 24. 
    A large brick warehouse is being renovated for adaptive reuse. It has been determined that new windows and a non-structural roof would be needed. Not much of the interior walls will be able to be reused, however a local company will be donating a reclaimed wood floor. Based on the above information, which three of the following credits might be applicable to this project? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      MR Credit 1.3, Building Reuse

    • B. 

      MR Credit 7, Certified Wood

    • C. 

      MR Credit 1.1, Building Reuse

    • D. 

      MR Credit 1.2, Building Reuse

    • E. 

      MR Credit 3.1, Resource Reuse

  • 25. 
    The Energy Policy Act of 1992 is used as a benchmark for what two credits? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance

    • B. 

      EA Credit 2, Renewable Energy

    • C. 

      WE Credit2, Innovative Wastewater Technology

    • D. 

      SS Credit 6, Stormwater Management

    • E. 

      WE Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction

  • 26. 
    The U.S. National Park Service wants you to design a small visitors center in a very remote part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Based on the above information, which three credits might be very applicable for this project? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      MR Credit 5.1 – 5.2, Local/Regional Materials

    • B. 

      EA Credit 2.1 – 2.2, Renewable Energy

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 1, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring

    • D. 

      EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification

    • E. 

      WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies

  • 27. 
    As a LEED Accredited Professional your firm has asked you to direct a LEED project. What would be the best management tool to accomplish this task? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Distribute the LEED Reference Package to all team members

    • B. 

      Distribute the LEED Letter Template to key team members

    • C. 

      Hold monthly LEED project meetings with the entire team

    • D. 

      Have weekly conference calls with the entire team

    • E. 

      Ask all team members to become USGBC members

  • 28. 
    You are starting a LEED project for a suburban Houston office building. You begin with some early massing models and orientation studies and you know shading and daylighting are going to be major concerns. Undertaking what early credit investigation would help you to generate data that could be used for such comparisons? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 8, Daylight & Views

    • B. 

      EQ Credit 7, Thermal Comfort

    • C. 

      SS Credit 1, Site Selection

    • D. 

      EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance

    • E. 

      SS Credit 2, Development Density

  • 29. 
    To get MR Credit 7, Certified Wood, it would require wood products to be certified by what organization? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

    • B. 

      Forest Industries Council (FIC)

    • C. 

      Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)

    • D. 

      Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • E. 

      Wood Products Council (WPC)

  • 30. 
    To get EA Credit 6, Green Power, it would require a two-year contract from a power producer that is certified by what organization? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • B. 

      National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    • C. 

      Bonneville Power Authority (BPA)

    • D. 

      Green Peace

    • E. 

      Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)

  • 31. 
    A speculative office park developer is very concerned about the cost of using LEED. You inform this developer that you are very knowledgeable about LEED and can generate credit options as a function of cost. What would be your three least costly LEED credits? (Choose three)
    • A. 

  • 32. 
    The justification for EA Prerequisite 3, CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment is governed by what international agreement? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Kyoto Treaty

    • B. 

      Montreal Treaty

    • C. 

      Rio Treaty

    • D. 

      Helsinki Treaty

    • E. 

      Hanover Principles

  • 33. 
    The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) includes four Options (A, B, C and D). However LEED does not believe one Option satisfies the requirements of EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification. The remaining options (___, ___, & ___) do satisfy the LEED requirement.
    • A. 

      A, B, & D

    • B. 

      B, C, & D

    • C. 

      A, C, & D

    • D. 

      A, B, & C

  • 34. 
    For a large floor plate office building, which of the following credits work best? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 8.1, Daylight & Views

    • B. 

      EQ Credit 6.1, Controllability of Systems

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 6.2, Controllability of Systems

    • D. 

      EQ Credit 1, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring

    • E. 

      EQ Credit 7.2, Thermal Comfort

  • 35. 
    Where is the first place one should look to answer a question concerning LEED? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      The LEED Reference Guide

    • B. 

      The LEED 800 Help-Lineo

    • C. 

      The Credit Interpretation Rulings

    • D. 

      A LEED Accredited Professionalr

  • 36. 
    What are the first two tasks that the project design team needs to do in organizing for a LEED Project? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Register the project with USGBC

    • B. 

      Generate a narrative describing the project

    • C. 

      Organize building plans and specifications for submittal

    • D. 

      Start documenting the process

    • E. 

      See that key team members are LEED Accredited

  • 37. 
    Three of the following can become USGBC Members? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Environmental concerned individuals

    • B. 

      State, Local, and Federal Agenciesb

    • C. 

      Universities

    • D. 

      Professional Societies

    • E. 

      Trade Associations

  • 38. 
    A LEED project team will need to submit payments to USGBC at what two times? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Start of registration

    • B. 

      Completion of the buildinge

    • C. 

      When seeking your first credit interpretation

    • D. 

      Start of the certification process

    • E. 

      When you request the LEED plaque

  • 39. 
    Registration of a building project for LEED allows the design team to obtain: (Choose one)
    • A. 

      A LEED Welcome Packet

    • B. 

      The LEED Reference Guide

    • C. 

      Unlimited Free Credit Interpretation Rulings

    • D. 

      Access to the LEED 800 Help-Line

    • E. 

      Access to the registered project only web-site

  • 40. 
    During the LEED certification process the USGBC also charges for the three following services: (Choose three)
    • A. 

      For each credit that is appealed

    • B. 

      After two credit interpretations

    • C. 

      For the LEED plaque

    • D. 

      Use of previously posted credit interpretations

  • 41. 
    Since USGBC is constantly updating LEED, it is important that you _______. (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Periodically visit the LEED web-site

    • B. 

      Join the USGBC in order to receive the LEED electronic newsletter

    • C. 

      Periodically attend LEED Workshops

    • D. 

      Attend the USGBC Annual Green Building Conference

    • E. 

      Join a local chapter of the USGBC

  • 42. 
    Three of the following are acceptable LEED documentation for green products? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Product cut-sheets

    • B. 

      MSDS

    • C. 

      Specifications

    • D. 

      A producer’s membership in the USGBC

    • E. 

      A USGBC logo on product literature

  • 43. 
    In submitting a credit interpretation it would be to the advantage of the project team to also ___________. (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Propose potential solutions to the problem in their request

    • B. 

      Show the expertise of your project team

    • C. 

      Show that your solution is very innovative

    • D. 

      Support the solution with detailed calculations

    • E. 

      Inform the reviewer that other projects have also done this

  • 44. 
    Why is it usually a good idea to achieve a couple of credits beyond your target certification level threshold? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Not all LEED credits are valued the same

    • B. 

      In case a credit is rejected by the USGBC Technical Reviewers

    • C. 

      It can save on project cost by dropping the more expensive credits at the last momentïý

    • D. 

      It can be used on your next project

    • E. 

      It can be used in case a Prerequisite item is rejected

  • 45. 
    Communication with you LEED Certification Manager should primarily be done via _____________. (Choose one)
    • A. 

      E-mail

    • B. 

      Telephone

    • C. 

      U.S.Mail or express mail services

    • D. 

      Member’s only portion on the USGBC Web-Site

    • E. 

      A combination of all the above

  • 46. 
    The Certification Level threshold for Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinun are:
    • A. 

      24, 32, 38, 69

    • B. 

      26, 33, 39, 52

    • C. 

      25, 35, 45, 55

    • D. 

      22, 30, 38, 52

  • 47. 
    After receiving your LEED Certification the USGBC will: (Choose one)
    • A. 

  • 48. 
    While LEED Letter Templates are the bulk of what needs to be submitted to the USGBC for LEED project certification. What still needs to be generated and may also be requested in support of any individual credit? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Project description and transmittal letters from the owner

    • B. 

      Building plans and specifications

    • C. 

      The original request for proposal (RFP) and scope of work (SOW)

    • D. 

      Notebooks organized and documenting each LEED credit

    • E. 

      All change orders

  • 49. 
    A project team is pursuing a strategy to meet the requirements of SS Credit 3, Brownfield Redevelopment. Which two items would the civil or environmental engineer consider generating to meet this credit? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Provide documentation of site contamination

    • B. 

      Perform geo-technical tests as well as lab reports on all contamination found

    • C. 

      Document application to the EPA Brownfield Clear-Fundã

    • D. 

      Provide letters from appropriate regulatory agency confirming that the site is classified as a brownfield

  • 50. 
    The project team is designing an office building to achieve 30% Water Use Reduction. What information is needed to calculate the benchmark that will be used to gage WE Credit 3.2, Water Use Reduction? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      Daily uses

    • B. 

      Annual rainwater

    • C. 

      Flow rate of fixtures

    • D. 

      Graywater use rates

    • E. 

      Occupancy

  • 51. 
    In which area would a project receive credit if it used a photoelectric daylight sensor to control the energy from the electric lights? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 8.1, Daylight & Views

    • B. 

      EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance

    • C. 

      EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification

    • D. 

      SS Credit 8, Light Pollution Reduction

    • E. 

      EA Credit 6, Green Power

  • 52. 
    The project team is pursuing several points under EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance.
    • A. 

      Determine the building’s baseline energy use from the EPA’s Energy Star -- Energy Target web-site

    • B. 

      Determine the building’s baseline envelope properties from Appendix B in ASHRAE 90.1-1999 mt

    • C. 

      Will need to perform at least two energy simulations (baseline and proposed) on the building

    • D. 

      Perform a Life Cycle Analysis on the result from the Energy Cost Budget Method

  • 53. 
    What Credit area would concern itself with maintaining relative humidity levels between 30% - 60%? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 7.1, Thermal Comfort

    • B. 

      EQ Credit 6.1, Controllability of Systems

    • C. 

      EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification

    • D. 

      EQ Credit 2, Ventilation Effectiveness

    • E. 

      EQ Credit 5, Indoor Chemical & Pollution Source Control

  • 54. 
    The project team is pursuing several points under EQ Credit 4, Low-Emitting Materials. Which two tasks might the LEED Accredited Professional undertake? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Inventory all paints, adhesives and sealants that are to be used on the project

    • B. 

      If using paints specify oil-based paint whenever possible

    • C. 

      Develop a project outline specification and include criteria for requiring low-VOC products

    • D. 

      If using paint specify non-flat paint whenever possible

  • 55. 
    Donating material to organizations like Habitat for Humanity may help achieve point(s) in what credit area? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      MR Credit 3.1, Resource Reuse

    • B. 

      MR Credit 1.1, Building Reuse

    • C. 

      MR Credit 2.1, Construction Waste Management

    • D. 

      MR Credit 4.1, Recycled Content

    • E. 

      MR Credit 5.1, Local/Regional Materials

  • 56. 
    The project team is design a school of children who have severe asthma and you are very concerned about air quality. What information needs to be assembled to prepare to undertaking this credit? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      EPA Reference Standard 1168 – VOC Limits

    • B. 

      Green Seal Standard GS-11 – Interior Paints

    • C. 

      Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Testing Program – VOC Limits

    • D. 

      Regulation 8, Rule 51, Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Sealant VOC Limits

    • E. 

      Vinyl Institute’s Green Product Guidelines

  • 57. 
    Point(s) might be achieved in what Credit area for using organic material as a fuel in a boiler? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EA Credit 2, Renewable Energy

    • B. 

      MR Credit 4, Recycling Content

    • C. 

      MR Credit 3, Resource Reuse

    • D. 

      MR Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials

    • E. 

      EA Credit 6, Green Power

  • 58. 
    A Mechanical Engineer might be responsible for what three LEED Credits? (Choose three)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 2, Ventilation Effectiveness

    • B. 

      WA Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 7, Thermal Comfort

    • D. 

      EA Credit 6, Green Power

    • E. 

      EQ Credit 4, Low-Emitting Materials

  • 59. 
    What Credit requires the lengthiest technical analysis but can result in the most environmental benefits? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      EQ Credit 4, Low-Emitting Materials

    • B. 

      EA Credit 2, Renewable Energy

    • C. 

      EQ Credit 6, Controllability of Systems

    • D. 

      ID Credit 1, Innovation in Design

    • E. 

      EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance

  • 60. 
    Beyond receiving one point, the primary role of the LEED Accredited Professional on any LEED project should be what? (Choose one)
    • A. 

      Document each LEED Credit

    • B. 

      Manage the LEED registration process

    • C. 

      Help coordinate and integrate the decision making process of the design team

    • D. 

      Work as the advocate to USGBC for the project

    • E. 

      Resolve disputes between the various consultants