What can a contractor use to calculate his carbon footprint?
Construction Carbon Calculator
Sustainable Air Quality Calculator
What are the three bi-products of energy production? [Choose three]
What contaminant is not naturally found in groundwater?
If a landscaped area utilizes fertilizers what are the byproducts of the fertilizer in the stormwater runoff? [Choose two]
If a building has 1000 SF what qualifies as densely populated?
What qualifies as documentation for Community Connectivity?
Color photograph of the establishments
Map showing basic services
Building permits for the establishments
Records of the project site and building development area
How many levels are there of LEED building certification?
Which building systems generally include CFCs and HCFCs? [Choose two]
Roof Top Ventilator
What is a benefit of using FSC certified lumber?
Preserve wildlife habitat and biodiversity
FSC lumber is free of urea-formaldehyde
Lower grades of wood are more readily available
It is a regulated wood product at the growing/harvesting stage
What does a conventional project delivery method look like?
The architect, construction contractors engineer, owner, and all others work relatively independently on their individual scopes of work.
All disciplines come together at the beginning to discuss project goals and requirements.
The property owner, facility managers, designer, construction contractors, and other project team members establish a mutual understating of the project’s goals and budget as early as possible.
All design professionals work in collaboration and not in isolation.
What can be included in comingled recycling? [Choose three]
Tuna fish can
Vinyl tile (some have seen inkjet cartridge)
What needs to be included in a waste management plan? [Choose three]
Durable material leaving the project site
Hazardous materials leaving the project site
Materials going to a landfill
Where do projects adjust the credits based on the square footage of the building?
LEED for Neighborhood Development
LEED for Homes
LEED for New Construction
LEED for Core & Shell
LEED for Schools
A new university lab wants to be LEED certified. Which rating system could they use? [Choose two]
LEED for Operation & Maintenance
LEED for Healthcare
What would be considered a passive design strategy?
Using low flow fixtures and high efficiency toilets
Minimization of construction waste through reuse and recycling
If there is a CxA, 2 LEED AP’s, and a LEED GA all working on a project how many points would the project eligible for?
1 for the LEED AP
2 because there are 2 LEED APs
4 for everybody
6 for everybody
What would qualify for Innovation in Design?
Meet the next incremental threshold percentage
Exceed the requirements by 10%
Exceed the requirements by 20%
Complete a credit from a different rating system
Which site would most effectively help a project to successfully earn credit in Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, and Materials & Resources?
Lengthy description of the site
Urban area close to services and public transportation
Previously undeveloped site that is 50 feet from a water body
Which of the following is a hydrocarbon?
What standard is used for recycled materials?
If a project wanted to increase the buildings ventilation rate what strategies could be used? [Choose two]
MERV 13 filter
A project is keeping an existing HVAC system that utilizes CFCs and the building is going for LEED certification. What are their options? [Choose two]
Replace CFC with HCFC
Phase-out equipment over 5 years and reduce annual leakage of CFC-based refrigerants to 5%
Completely replace the system
Phase-out equipment over 10 years and reduce annual leakage rate of CFC-based refrigerants to 2%
What is a benefit of purchasing local materials? [Choose three]
Support local businesses
Stimulates the local economy
Reduces carbon dioxide from transportation
Materials cost less
A project is located in an urban area and the project team is considering installing alternative fuel stations. Which credits would this help them to achieve? [Choose two]
SS Credit 4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
SSC 2 Development Density and Community Connectivity
SSC 4.2 Alternative Transportation: Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
SSC4.3 Alternative Transportation: Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
How can a green project meet its budget? [Choose two]
Develop a project schedule
Develop the project goals early
Higher a Green Consultant
What organization can assist in finding efficient appliances?
What should you do to ensure that green purchasing plans are effective? [Choose two]
Develop a sustainable purchasing policy
Only purchase cleaning product s with a Greenseal label
Use less harmful fertilizers and pesticides
Survey employees anonymously
A building is going to utilize High Efficiency Toilets with a flush rate of 1.2 GPF. What will be their savings per flush?
Who certifies RECs?
What is the intent of RECs?
Promote renewable energy with net zero offset
Promote off-grid renewable energy sources
Promote on-grid renewable energy with net zero offset
Reduce off-grid carbon emissions
Where will you see an increase in soft cost on a green project?
Hiring a green consultant
Upgrading the windows
Choosing a more expensive HVAC system
Implementing construction waste management
What unit do projects purchase RECs in?
How long must a REC be purchased for to be eligible for LEED Credit?
What is included in the calculation for urban density?
Public right away
In a densely populated urban area with little open space, what can a project do to improve the quality of the stormwater runoff?
Oil water separator
Tie-in to local storm drain
Which of these qualifies as a Greenfield?
A cotton field
A site that has been graded
A field with a parking lot
Farmland with an existing barn
What qualifies as a renewable energy source? [Choose two]
Which of the following is a renewable energy source?
An office building is being constructed on a site where an old barn is. A beam is reused in the construction process. What would this qualify as?
At what point during the process does a project need to meet all local, regional, and national government codes?
When the project registers with USGBC
When the project begins construction
During application for a building permit
A project in a mild climate wanted to use all natural air ventilation systems but later found out that local regulations required mechanical what should they do?
Use all natural anyway and get the point for LEED
Speak with local regulators
Use enough mechanical to meet regulations but also incorporate natural
Local code is not updated so therefore use the new LEED standards
Lighting Power Density (LPD) is derived from?
Footcandles by lighting in a given area
Lighting power per a given area
Light per a given area
Watts by lighting in a given area
An owner is working on ongoing sustainable measures. Under what system could they certify?
Operations & Maintenance after 12 months
Operations & Maintenance after 24 months
The building is being designed with a rooftop terrace. What is the best method of reducing the heat island effect and helping with stormwater runoff?
Use light colored concrete with a high SRI value
Build a trellis with vines in order to provide shade
Use a living roof system
Install a cistern to collect rainwater
Waste water from kitchen sinks is considered:
Depends on local codes
Buildings with current CFC based HVAC systems, under LEED O&M can have up to what percentage of leakage per year?
The ongoing chemical reaction that causes the breakdown of ozone in the atmosphere is caused by what refrigerant?
Which of these refrigerants has the highest OPD?
What is the intent of the Montreal Protocol?
Eliminate CO2 emissions from vehicles
Minimize impacts on human and wildlife habitats
Reduce Ozone Depletion
Which of these materials can be found in a comingled bin? [Choose three]
A project team is developing a project on reclaimed land that was toxic and is located within a ¼ mile of a 2-way bus stop. Which of the following could the project qualify for? [Choose two]
New Construction Brownfield
New Construction Greenfield
New Construction Public Transportation Access
New Construction Protect and Restore Habitat
Which of the following are used for LEED calculations? [Choose three]
Lumen for lighting
GPF for water
kWh for electricity
kWh/sf for electricity
A new construction project is connected within a ½ mi of a public park by a walking path. This qualifies for community connectivity because of _____?
Access to basic services
Pedestrian access because of the walkway
Access to a public park
It does not qualify for community connectivity
Which of these counts for community connectivity? [Choose three]
Arts and Entertainment Center
What is the ventilation standard in terms of indoor air quality?
What is the agreement that has banned CFCs and is planning to phase out HCFCs?
EPAct of 1992
What is a strategy for promoting SSC4.3 Alternative Transportation: Low Emitting and Fuel Efficient Vehicles?
Free bus passes
LEFE vehicle purchasing discount
If you want to ensure the purchasing of sustainable materials during construction what should you do?
Construction Purchasing Plan
Specify green electronics
Recycle unused materials
Waste Management Plan
A project site has been graded. What type of site would this be?
The use of public transportation would result in?
Reduction in bicycle racks
Reduce the need for roadways
Preserving natural environments
If a project is going to use low-flow fixtures and use graywater for flushing toilets, what credit category would that apply to?
Sustainable Sites- SS
Water Efficiency- WE
Energy & Atmosphere- EA
Innovation in Design- IEQ
If you implement a fertilizer management plan what would be reduced with respect to stormwater runoff?
Reduce total stormwater runoff quantity
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
What is a strategy to reduce the quantity of stormwater runoff?
Install a green roof
Increase impervious surfaces
Open-grid paver plaza
Use only native and adaptive vegetation
What uses process energy? [Choose three]
A building is certified Gold and they have occupied the building for 2 months. They want to earn LEED O&M. How long do they have to wait?
Immediately because they already have LEED certification
No waiting period
Where do you have to be located in order to purchase RECs?
Near REC certified plants
Somewhere electricity is not monitored
Near hybrid electricity dams, renewable energy power provider
A LEED certified hotel that is 200,000 SF is applying for LEED O&M. Part of the building is owned by a private party conference center. How big can the conference center be so that the hotel can achieve LEED O&M certification?
This is a multi-tenant building and it is not certifiable
What is a concern of using graywater as a spray for irrigation?
Evaporation rates increase
Coming in contact with humans
Native and adaptive plants cannot be used
Projects will need to increase the area of turf used on the site
A project is building onto an existing facility and they want to remove the multi-story parking structure. What are they trying to achieve? [Choose three]
Reduce Heat Island
Alternative Transportation: Low Emitting and Fuel Efficient vehicles
Reduce Parking Capacity
Reduce Stormwater Runoff
If you have 1% of CFCs left in one of the existing AC units what can you do?
Can’t certify the project
Nothing. This meets the requirement to have less than 5% CFCs
Phase out the CFCs within ten years
Nothing. This meets the requirement to have less than 2% CFCs
You are targeting LEED NC and you can only achieve 6 of the 8 prerequisites. Which of these statements is true?
Submit a CIR to clarify the prerequisites that cannot be achieved
Substitute prerequisites from another rating system
Project cannot achieve LEED certification
Project cannot earn credits in the category that prerequisites cannot be achieved
A School project is implementing a program to use 90% of their wood construction waste to build chairs. What category could this earn them a point in?
Sustainable Sites (SS)
Water Efficiency (WE)
Energy & Atmosphere (EA)
Innovation in Design (ID)
Regional Priority (RP)
A project is having a problem with controlling site flooding. What could the engineer do? [Choose two]
Use permeable concrete
Put a wall around the property
Increase the impervious concrete
Install a bioswale
Install a silt fence
Rapidly renewable materials is calculated by a percentage of which of these?
Percent of total project cost
Percent of materials cost
Percent of the weight of materials
Percent of the volume of materials
When can you use the USGBC member logo?
When your project is certified
When you register a project for LEED certification
As a USGBC member
As a USGBC Web site user
If a project cannot use on-site renewable energy what is another way to reduce energy demand?
Which of the following is flush fixture?
What is the baseline for water closets and urinals?
2.2 GPF and 1.0 GPF
1.0 GPF and 2.2 GPF
1.6 GPM and 1.0 GPM
1.6 GPF and 1.0 GPF
A project is two points short of earning a platinum rating. Which certification level will level earn?
What can be included in comingled construction waste? [Choose three]
Which rating system takes into consideration the importance of acoustical design?
LEED for Core and Shell
What is the difference between the building footprint and the LEED project boundary?
The LEED project boundary can include land that is not owned by the project
LEED project boundary can be adjusted to help projects met credit requirements
The building footprint is easier to minimize
One includes parking lots and access roads
Which of these is a renewable energy source?
Municipal hydro-electric plant
Nuclear power plant
Coal burning plant
How can you reduce Heat Island and Stormwater runoff? [Choose three]
Plant a trellis that provides shade
Shade the parking lot area
Permeable concrete with a high SRI
A project is seeking Sustainable Sites Community Connectivity credit. What strategy would help them to achieve this?
Avoid the development of inappropriate sites and reduce the environmental impact from the location of a building on a site.
Channel development to urban areas with existing infrastructure, protect greenfields and preserve habitat and natural resources.
Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination.
Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity.
What is the definition of a recycled material?
3-step process. Break it down, build something, sell-it
Materials that come from a noncontroversial source
A building is replacing old windows with high performance windows. Which LEED category would this affect?
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Materials and Resources (MR)
Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
An owner is considering building a LEED for Homes multi-tenant building. Which green factors should the team consider? [Choose three]
Local attitudes to sustainability
LEED certified buildings in the area
Local Farmers Market
What is the definition of Radon?
What is the definition of Radon?
Naturally occurring colorless, odorless, and chemically inert but radioactive gas present (in varying amounts) in all soils and groundwater, and which occurs due to decay of uranium atoms over time. It enters homes through cracks and opening in concrete slabs and pores in hollow concrete blocks. Although exposure to radon produces no immediate symptoms, it is classified as a known carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Wood that has been logged 50 years ago and removed from a river bed counts as?
Who fills out the LEED credits?
Responsible Project Team Member
When renovating a building what should projects replace to save energy?
Beams and Columns
If a LEED project has 4 LEED AP’s and 3 are principal members of the project team, how many points will the project be eligible to earn?
In what LEED category can projects receive credit for having a LEED AP on the project team?
Where do you find the project Scorecard?
Identify the primary goals of the LEED MPRs. [Choose three]
Streamline the LEED certification process
Give clear guidance to customers
Protect the integrity of the LEED program
Reduce complications that occur during the LEED certification process
What is the minimum floor area requirement for New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools, Existing Buildings: O&M?
500 square feet of gross floor area
1,000 square feet of gross floor area
250 square feet of gross floor area
750 square feet of gross floor area
What is the minimum building area to site area ratio that LEED projects must comply with to be eligible to certify a project?
In LEED Online who is responsible for assigning project team members to roles and credit responsibilities?