LEED Green Associate Exam 2

Emily Vester
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Flashcards on LEED Green Associate Exam 2, created by Emily Vester on 03/01/2016.

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EA Credit 1: Enhanced Commissioning requires commissioning activities & requirements in addition to EA Prerequisite 1, Fundamental Commissioning. Requirements: - review contractor submittals - verify inclusion of systems manual requirements in construction documents - Verify inclusion of operator and occupant training requirements in construction documents - Verify systems manual updates and delivery - Verify Operator and occupant training delivery and effectiveness - Verify seasonal testing - Develop an on-going commissioning plan
EA Credit 2: Optimize Energy Performance This is the primary energy efficiency credit which varies significantly across LEED rating systems
Regulated (non-process) energy Generally refers to base building systems such as chillers, boilers, cooling towers, etc
EA Credit 3: Advanced Energy Metering intent: to provide ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time
Building Automated System (BAS) a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building
System Level Metering Installing sub-meters that measure a subset of energy used for a particular purpose in a building
District Energy Systems A central plant that provides energy to a group of buildings such as a University Campus.
EA Credit 4: Demand Response Design building and equipment for participation in demand response programs through load shedding or shifting
Demand Response Changes in electric usage by end-use customers from their normal consumption patterns in response to fluctuations in the prices of electricity. The goal is to actively engage customers in modifying their consumption in response to pricing signals, shifting their electrical usage from on-peak to off-peak periods
EA Credit 5: Renewable Energy Production Use renewable energy systems to offset building energy costs. Points are awarded for using on-site renewable energy systems to provide a percentage of the building energy cost
What are considered acceptable forms of renewable energy for LEED? - photovoltaics (solar) - wind energy - solar thermal - geothermal heating & electric - low-impact hydro-electric - wave & tidal energy - biofuels: untreated wood waste including mill residue, agricultural crops or waste, animal & other organic waste, landfill gas
What are NOT considered acceptable forms of renewable energy for LEED? - geo-exchange systems - passive solar - burning landfill trash - forestry biomass other than mill residue - wood coated with paints or plastics
EA Credit 6: Enhanced Refrigerant Management What are the two options? Option 1 - do nose use refrigerants at all (mild climates) Option 2 - select refrigerants and HVAC&R that minimize Ozone Depletion Potential and Global Warming Potential
EA Credit 7: Green Power & Carbon Offsets requires projects to offset carbon emissions from a percentage of the building's electricity usage by purchasing Green Power. The green power purchases must be for 5 years and must be Green-e Certified
Renewable Energy Certificates tradable commodities that represent one megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable electricity generated and delivered somewhere on a power grid. Each MWh of clean renewable electricity results in one less MWh of traditional (dirty) power. RECs encourage the use of grid source, renewable technologies on a net zero pollution basis
Material and Resources - MR: list the credits 1) Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction 2) Building Product Disclosure & Optimization - Environmental Product Declaration 3) Building Product Disclosure & Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials 4) Building Product Disclosure & Optimization 5) construction & demolition waste management 6)
MR Prerequisite 1: Storage & Collection of Recyclables Projects must provide an area of the building to dedicate to recycling. At a minimum, the following 5 items must be recycled: - paper - corrugated cardboard - glass - plastics - metals
MR Prerequisite 2: Construction & Demolition Waste Management Develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan that includes the following: - establishes waste diversion goals for the project by identifying at least five materials targeted for diversion - specifies whether materials will be separated or commingled and describe the diversion strategies planned for the project. describe where the material will be taken and how the recycling facility will process the material
Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) refers to material other than soil placed on the surface of the active face of a municipal solid waste landfill at the end of each operating day to control vectors, fires, odors, blowing litter, and scavenging. Includes processed green materials, sludge, ash and kiln residue, compost, construction and demolition debris, and special foams and fabrics
MR Credit 1: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction Demonstrate reduced environmental effects during initial project decision-making by reusing existing building resources or demonstrating a reduction in materials use through life-cycle assessment points are awarded for: - historic building reuse - renovation of abandoned or blighted building - building and material reuse - whole-building life-cycle assessment
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) the evaluation of the environmental impacts of a given product or service, taking into account the whole life of a product or project from cradle to grave
MR Credit 2: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization - Environmental Product Declaration Use permanently installed products that have publicly published Environmental Product Declaration
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information and in accordance with the international standards.
MR Credit 3: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials What are the 2 options? Option 1 - Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting use permanently installed products that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include raw material supplier extraction locations, a commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, a commitment to reducing environmental harms from extraction and/or manufacturing processes, and a commitment to meeting applicabel standards or programs voluntarily that address responsble sourcing criterial Option 2 - Leadership Extraction Practices Use products that meet at least one of the responsible extraction criteria below for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project
Extraction criterial definitions Extended producer responsibility - products purchased from a manufacturer that participates in an extended producer responsbility program bio-based materials- must meet the sustainable agriculture network's sustainable agriculture standard wood products - must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or USGBC-approved equivalent Materials reuse - reuse includes salvaged, refurbished, or reused products recycled content - recycled content is the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half the pre-consumer recycled content, based on cost regional materials - products extracted, manufactured, purchased, within 100 miles of the project USGBG approved program - other
MR Credit 4: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization Option 1 - use permanently installed products that are USGBG approved programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product
Health Product Declaration (HBD) provide a full disclosure of the potential chemicals of concern in products by comparing product ingredients to a wide variety of 'hazard' lists published by government authorities and scientific associations
Cradle to Cradle an environmental approach to the design of products. A holistic, economic, industrial, and social framework that seeks to create systems that are not only efficient but also essentially waste free.
MR Credit 5: Construction & Demolition Waste Management recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition materials. Option 1 - Diversion Path 1. Divert 50% and three material streams Path 2. Divert 75% and four material streams Option 2 - Reduction of total waste material do not generate more than 2.5 pounds of construction waste per square foot of the building's floor area
Commingling a strategy whereby recyclable items are sorted at the recycling facility rather than the job site
Indoor Environmental quality EQ: list credits 1) Enhanced indoor air quality strategies 2) low-emitting materials 3) Construction indoor air management plan 4) Indoor air quality assessment 5) Thermal comfort 6) interior lighting 7) daylight 8) quality views 9) acoustic performance
EQ prerequisite 1: minimum indoor air quality performance meet the minimum requirements of ASHRAE standard 62.1
EQ prerequisite 2: environmental tobacco smoke control prohibit smoking outside the building except in designated smoking areas at least 25 feet from all entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows
EQ Credit 1: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies list the 2 options Option 1 - comply with the following requirements: A. entryway systems B. Interior cross-contamination prevention C. Filtration D. Natural ventilation design calculations E. Mixed-mode design calculations Option 2- additional enhanced IAQ strategies comply with the following requirements: A) exterior contamination prevention B) increased ventilation C) carbon dioxide monitoring D) Additional source control and monitoring
EQ Credit 2: Low emitting materials this credit covers volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions into indoor air
building interior defined as everything within the waterproofing membrane
volatile organic compound (VOC) carbon compound that participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions
VOC budget a weighted average calculation which can be used to show that the majority of the products comply
EQ credit 3: construction indoor air management plan Implement IAQ management plan that addresses the following: - during construction follow the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning National Contractors Associations (SMACNA) guidelines - use filtration media with a MERV of 8 - prohibit use of tobacco inside the building and within 25 feet of entrance during construction
EQ Credit 4: indoor air quality assessment list options Option 1 - Flush-out Option 2 - air testing
EQ credit 5: thermal comfort list options option 1 - ASHRAE standard 55 address temperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed option 2 - ISO and CEN standards design HVAC systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of the applicable standard
EQ Credit 6: interior lighting list the options option 1 - lighting control provide lighting controls for 90% of individual occupant spaces option 2 - lighting quality select high-quality lighting
EQ credit 7: daylight list the options option 1 & 2 - computer simulation calculations demonstrate through computer simulations that daylight illuminance levels have been achieved option 3 - achieve specific illuminance levels for a percentage of the floor area
EQ credit 8: quality views achieve a direct line of sight to the outdoors via vision glazing for 75% of all regularly occupied floor area
EQ credit 9: acoustic performance address the following: - HVAC background noise - sound transmission - reverberation time - sound reinforcement and masking systems
Innovation - IN: list credits 1) innovation 2) LEED accredited professional
IN credit 1: innovation innovation - achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED green building rating system Pilot - achieve one pilot credit from USGBC's LEED pilot credit library
IN credit 2: LEED accredited professional at least one principal participant of the project team must be a LEED accredited professional (AP) with a specialty appropriate for the project
Regional Priority these credits have been identified by the USGBC's regional councils and chapters as having additional regional importance for the project's region
What are the different ASHRAE sections? ASHRAE 90.1 - energy & lighting ASHRAE 62.1 - ventilation ASHRAE 55 - thermal comfort ASHRAE 52.2 - MERV filtration ASHRAE 189.1 - references all areas of the environment (SS, WE, EE, EQ, EA MR)
Integrative Process - IP: List the credits 1) Energy and water-related systems
IP Prerequisite 1: Integrative Project Planning and Design - develop a health mission statement incorporated into the OPR - Conduct a LEED Charette
IP Credit 1: Energy and water-related systems energy-related systems: perform a preliminary energy analysis before completing schematic design that explores how to reduce energy in the building and accomplish sustainability goals Water-related systems - perform a preliminary water budget analysis before completing schematic design that explores how to reduce potable water loads.
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