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Learning to LEED: Day 2

Referenced Standards Quiz

1. Complete the following: ASHRAE : Energy Standard for Buildings Except


Low-Rise Residential.

2. To which of the following four prerequisites and/or credits does the previous standard apply?
(Choose 4.)

a. EAc5, Measurement & Verification


b. EAc6, Green Power
c. EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energy
d. EAp2, Minimum Energy Performance
e. EQc8, Daylight & Views
f. SSc8, Light Pollution Reduction
g. EQc6, Controllability of Systems
h. EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance

3. Which of the following standards does not apply to SSc1, Site Selection? (Choose 1.)

a. U.S. EPA Definition of Wetlands


b. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species List
c. FEMA 100-Year Flood Definition
d. Clean Water Act for Water Bodies
e. U.S. Department of Agriculture Prime Farmland Definition

4. Complete the following:

: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

: Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy

5. Which of the following two standards are referenced by the Materials & Resources section of
LEED-NC v. 2.2? (Choose 2.)

a. Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus Testing Program


b. ISO 14021-1999 – Environmental Labels & Declarations
c. Forest Stewardship Council’s Principles & Criteria
d. Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Product Certification Requirements

6. List the 3 standards referenced in the alternate options for EAc1:

a. Option 1:
b. Option 2:
c. Option 3:
7. Which of the following standards applies to the four points offered in EQc4, Low Emitting
Materials? (Choose 5.)

a. Green Seal GS-11, Commercial Flat & Non-Flat Paints


b. CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005
c. SCAQMD Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings
d. Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Product Certification Requirements
e. Green Seal GS-36, Commercial Adhesives
f. Green Seal GC-03, Anti-Corrosive & Anti-Rust Paints
g. Carpet & Rug Institute Green Label Plus Testing Program

8. What do the standards referenced in the Indoor Environmental Quality credit Low-Emitting
Materials set limits for? (Choose 1.)

a. biological oxygen demand (BOD)


b. volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
c. chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
d. global warming potential (GWP)

9. For which two credits is ASHRAE 52.2-1999, Method of Testing General Air-Cleaning Devices
for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size, the referenced standard? (Choose 2.)

a. EQc6, Controllability of Systems


b. EQc7, Thermal Comfort
c. EQc5, Indoor Chemical Pollutant Source Control
d. EQc3.1, Construction IAQ Management Plan: During Construction

10. The ASTM standards referenced throughout LEED-NC v. 2.2 refer all of the following traits
except which two? (Choose 2.)

a. Solar emissions
b. Solar reflectance
c. Solar absorbance
d. Emittance
e. Air leakage rate
f. Air pollutant levels
g. Site assessments

11. To which credit do the following three standards apply?

c :

a. IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction


b. ANSI/ASHRAE 52.2-1999: Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for
Removal Efficiency by Particle Size
c. EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air
12. Match the following credits and prerequisites to the corresponding standard they reference. Some
standards may apply more than once.

a. EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energy


b. SSc6.2, Stormwater Design, Quality Control
c. SSp1, Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
d. WEc3, Water Use Reduction
e. EQc2, Increased Ventilation
f. SSc8, Reduced Light Pollution
g. EQc8, Daylighting & Views
h. MRc2, Construction Waste Management

1. ASHRAE 90.1-2004
2. EPAct
3. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities
4. No referenced standard
5. Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Non-Point Pollution in Coastal
Waters
6. CIBSE Applications Manual

13. Define the following acronyms related to referenced standards in LEED-NC v. 2.2:

1. IESNA:
2. SMACNA:
3. ASHRAE:
4. SCAQMD:

14. Which standard describes the concept of measurement and verification, and provides a structure
for a measurement and verification plan? (Choose 1.)

a. Advanced Buildings BenchmarkTM Version 1.1


b. Residential Manual for Compliance with California’s 2001 Energy Efficiency Standards
c. The Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992
d. IPMVP Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New
Construction

Which credit does the previous standard refer to? (Choose 1.)

a. EAc3
b. EAc4
c. EAc5
d. EAc6

15. Which type of ventilation do the Carbon Trust Good Practice Guide 237 and CIBSE Applications
Manual 10: 2005 refer to in EQc2, Increased Ventilation? (Choose 1.)

a. Mechanical
b. Natural
c. Mixed-mode
d. Active
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Referenced Standards Quiz
Answers

1. 90.1-2004
2. c, d, f, h
3. a
4. ASHRAE 62.1-2004; ASHRAE 55-2004
5. b, c
6. Option 1: ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise
Residential
Option 2: ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings, 2004
Option 3: Advanced Buildings BenchmarkTM Version 1.1
7. a, c, e, f, g
8. b
9. c, d
10. a, f
11. EQc3, Construction IAQ Management Plan
12. 1-a, f; 2-d; 3-c; 4-g, h; 5-b; 6-e
13. IESNA: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
SMACNA: Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Contractors Association
ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
SCAQMD: South Coast Air Quality Management District
14. d; c
15. b
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Sustainable Sites Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Sustainable Sites category:


Number of Credits in the Sustainable Sites category:
Number of Points in the Sustainable Sites category:

2. For a project pursuing SS Credit 7.1, Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof, what documents or data
might a project team be required to submit for LEED certification? (Choose 4.)

a. site maps highlighting the location of specific paving materials or landscape shading
b. a narrative describing the team’s decision process for selecting paving materials
c. reflectance and emittance for each paving material installed on-site
d. total area of site hardscape to be shaded within five years
e. square footage of vegetated roof
f. total number of covered parking spaces on-site

3. What is the 100-Year Flood, as defined by FEMA? (Choose 1.)

a. the flood elevation with a 1% chance of being met or exceeded each year
b. the most significant flood in a 100-year period
c. an elevation that is continuously flooded for 100 years
d. the flood elevation with a 100% chance of being met or exceeded each year

4. What information is needed to complete the calculations to achieve SS Credit 2, Development


Density & Community Connectivity, Option 1? (Choose 3.)

a. distance from project entrances to basic services


b. total site area in acres
c. square footage of public roads within density radius
d. total square footage of the building
e. square footage of buildings within density radius

5. Urban projects on previously developed sites using vegetated roof surfaces with native or adapted
plants to attain SS Credit 5.1, Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat, must fulfill which of
the following requirements? (Choose 1.)

a. restore or protect at least 20% of the site area, excluding building footprint
b. restore or protect at least 20% of the site area, including building footprint
c. restore or protect at least 50% of the site area, excluding building footprint
d. restore or protect at least 50% of the site area, including building footprint
6. A technology company has chosen a site designated as a brownfield by the U.S. EPA on which to
construct a 24,000 sq.ft. office building. The site is in a well-developed urban area with easy
access to public transportation and amenities, and the project team intends to enact parking-
sharing agreements with a nearby manufacturing company.

What credits might the project be eligible for? (Choose 4.)

a. SS Credit 3, Brownfield Redevelopment


b. SS Credit 4.4, Alternative Transportation
c. SS Credit 2, Development Density & Community Connectivity
d. SS Credit 1, Site Selection
e. SS Credit 5, Site Development

7. Decreased permeability increases which of the following aspects of stormwater on a site?


(Choose 1.)

a. volume
b. frequency
c. volume, frequency
d. volume, velocity
e. volume, temperature, frequency, velocity

8. Within the Sustainable Sites category, which of the following credits can be submitted during the
design phase of the project? (Choose three.)

a. SS Credit 2, Development Density & Community Connectivity


b. SS Credit 5.1, Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat
c. SS Credit 4.3, Alternative Transportation: Low-Emitting & Fuel Efficient Vehicles
d. SS Credit 6.2, Stormwater Management: Quality Control
e. SS Credit 7.1, Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof

9. Which of the following are Basic Services requiring pedestrian access from the project site,
according to SS Credit 2, Development Density & Community Connectivity? (Choose 5.)

a. laundry
b. medical/dental
c. gas station
d. fitness center
e. theater
f. senior care facility
g. police station
h. homeless shelter

10. Which compliance paths determine whether a site may attain SS Credit 3, Brownfield
Redevelopment? (Choose 2.)

a. The Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992


b. ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004
c. ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
d. application of local, state, or federal government agency definitions of brownfield
11. A civil engineer might require which of the following information to submit LEED
documentation for a project seeking SS Credit 6.1, Stormwater Design: Quantity Control?
(Choose 3.)

a. frequency of the one- and two-year, 24-hour storms for the site
b. percent impervious area of the project site
c. percent of water treated to tertiary standards on-site
d. pre-development site runoff rate
e. stormwater turbidity and temperature
f. post-development site runoff quantity

12. According to SS Credit 7.2, Heat Island Effect, Roof, roofing materials having a Solar
Reflectance Index (SRI) of 78 or higher for a low slope and 29 or higher for a steep slope should
cover how much of the roof surface? (Choose 1.)

a. 60%
b. 75%
c. 80%
d. 90%

13. What are three potential strategies for attaining SS Credit 4.4, Alternative Transportation: Parking
Capacity? (Choose 3.)

a. do not create new parking areas


b. consider parking-sharing arrangements with adjacent buildings
c. purchase low-emission and fuel-efficient company vehicles
d. provide a ride-share board for employees

14. A biomedical research facility will be constructed on a 300-acre site in the Florida panhandle, but
as part of an effort to minimize the impact of the project, the building, access roads, parking, and
other developed aspects of the site will be limited to approximately 12 acres. The rest of the site
has been set aside as a conservation area. For which of the following points would this project be
eligible? (Choose 1.)

a. SSc5.1: Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat


b. SSc5.2: Site Development, Maximize Open Space
c. SSc5.1: Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat; SSc5.2: Site Development: Maximize
Open Space
d. SSc5.2: Site Development, Maximize Open Space; IDc1.1: Innovation & Design Process
e. SSc5.1: Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat; IDc1.1: Innovation & Design Process

15. What are the three major intended goals of SS Prerequisite 1, Construction Activity Pollution
Prevention? (Choose 3.)

a. prevent air pollution from volatile organic compounds released during construction
b. avoid air pollution from dust and particulate matter during construction
c. prevent soil loss due to stormwater and wind erosion during construction
d. limit sedimentation in aquifers and USTs at the construction site
e. limit sedimentation, during construction, in storm sewers and nearby streams
16. Which requirement must be met in order to achieve SS Credit 4.1, Alternative Transportation:
Public Transportation Access? (Choose 1.)

a. locate the project within ½ mile of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light
rail, or subway station, OR locate the project within ½ mile of one or more stops for two or
more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants
b. locate the project within ¼ mile of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light
rail, or subway station, OR locate the project within ¼ mile of one or more stops for two or
more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants
c. locate the project within ¼ mile of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light
rail, or subway station, OR locate the project within ½ mile of one or more stops for two or
more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants
d. locate the project within ½ mile of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light
rail, or subway station, OR locate the project within ¼ mile of one or more stops for two or
more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants

17. Light pollution is defined as which of the following? (Choose 1.)

a. pollution caused by chemicals and gasses given off by artificial lighting


b. pollution by light-weight materials carried by wind
c. glare from sunlight reflection off building windows in urban areas
d. pollution of an ecosystem with light, limiting visibility of night sky views
18. A college campus is constructing a new dormitory to house a large influx of students. In view of
the fact that there are no applicable open space ordinances, the project team intends to leave a
natural area 50% the size of the building footprint adjacent to the building. Just outside the
building entrance is a covered storage area for bicycles, and a short walk further is a large bus
stop served by several major campus bus routes. (Choose 2.)

Which Sustainable Sites points might the dormitory be eligible for under LEED-NC 2.2?

a. SS Credit 5.2, Site Development: Maximize Open Space


b. SS Credit 2, Development Density & Community Connectivity
c. SS Credit 4.1, Alternative Transportation: Public Transportation Access
d. SS Credit 4.2, Alternative Transportation: Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms

19. What site aspects might be counted as open space for attainment of SS Credit 5.2, Site
Development: Maximize Open Space? (Choose 3.)

a. vegetated roof areas for projects in urban areas


b. vegetated wetlands with a side slope of less than or equal to 1:4
c. vegetated roof areas for projects in open, rural areas
d. pedestrian sidewalks in urban areas, provided a minimum of 25% of open space is vegetated

20. Which of the following referenced standards refers to SSc6.1, Stormwater Management: Quantity
Control? (Choose 1.)

a. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities


b. Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Non-Point Pollution in Coastal
Waters
c. Definition of Wetlands in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
d. There is no standard referenced
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Sustainable Sites Quiz
Agenda

1. 1; 8; 14
2. a, c, d, f
3. a
4. b, d, e
5. b
6. a, b, c, d
7. e
8. a, c, d
9. a, b, d, e, f
10. c, d
11. b, d, f
12. b
13. a, b, d
14. d
15. b, c, e
16. d
17. d
18. c, d
19. a, b, d
20. d
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Water Efficiency Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Water Efficiency category:


Number of Credits in the Water Efficiency category:
Number of Points in the Water Efficiency category:

2. Within the Water Efficiency category, which of the following sets of credits can be submitted
during the design phase of the project? (Choose one.)

a. WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping


b. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies
c. WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction
d. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies; WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction
e. WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping; WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater
Technologies; WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction

3. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, how many more billions of gallons of water do
Americans extract than they return to the natural water system each year? (Choose 1.)

a. 3,700
b. 2,100
c. 4,600
d. 3,300

4. Which figures are necessary to make calculations contributing to the achievement of WE Credit
1, Water Efficient Landscaping? (Choose 4.)

a. Species factor
b. Density factor
c. Microclimate factor
d. Topographic factor
e. Landscape coefficient

5. Which of the following fixtures are counted in the process of determining building water use,
according to WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction? (Choose 3.)

a. Urinals
b. Sprinklers
c. Kitchen sinks
d. Laboratory sinks
e. Lavatory faucets
6. A landscaping company, in designing their new building in South Florida, is extremely aware of
water issues. Their new headquarters will, thus, not only incorporate a creative xeriscaping plan
to minimize the need for irrigation, but also use rainwater harvesting and graywater treated to
secondary standards in a constructed wetland on the site to fulfill all remaining irrigation needs.

For which credits might the building be eligible? (Choose 1.)

a. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies


b. WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping
c. WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction
d. WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping; WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater
Technologies

7. What is the only standard referenced for the Water Efficiency category? (Choose 1.)

a. Energy Performance Act of 1992 (EPAct)


b. Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct)
c. America Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Standard
d. EPA ENERGY STAR Standard

8. Points are awarded in WE Credit 1.2, Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No
Irrigation, for which of the following? (Choose 1.)

a. Drawings and a narrative documenting and describing a captured rain system; irrigation use
reduced by 100%.
b. Cut sheets for high-efficiency irrigation equipment and calculations demonstrating potable
water consumption by occupants
c. A design narrative of the landscape design and a description of why a permanent landscape
irrigation system is not required
d. A water budget calculation demonstrating that occupancy-based potable water consumption
has been reduced by 30%

9. The highest form of wastewater treatment, which removes of organics, solids, and nutrients in
addition to providing biological or chemical polishing, is which of the following? (Choose 1.)

a. Underground effluence treatment


b. Tertiary treatment
c. Biological treatment
d. Potable system filtering

10. What points might be available for a project that reduces its water use by 50% below the baseline
case? (Choose 1.)

a. WE Credit 3.1
b. WE Credit 3.2
c. WE Credit 3.1; WE Credit 3.2
d. WE Credit 3.1; WE Credit 3.2; ID Credit 1
11. Which Water Efficiency credits are eligible for Innovation in Design points for exemplary
performance? (Choose 1.)

a. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies


b. WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction
c. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies; WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction
d. WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping; WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater
Technologies; WE Credit 3, Water Use Reduction

12. Which of the following are possible methods to attain WE Credit 1.2, Water Efficient
Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No Irrigation? (Choose 3.)

a. Eliminate water use zones on the site


b. Xeriscaping of site vegetation to prevent necessity of irrigation
c. Use of drip irrigation systems with potable water
d. Use of captured rainwater for irrigation
e. Use of recycled graywater for irrigation

13. Which of the following is an example of a dry plumbing fixture that uses advanced hydraulic
design and a buoyant fluid instead of water to maintain sanitary conditions? (Choose 1.)

a. Composting toilet
b. Waterless urinal
c. Fixture sensor
d. Pneumatic flush toilet

14. Which of the following information is needed to complete calculations for WE Credit 2,
Innovative Wastewater Technologies? (Choose 3.)

a. Flowrate of sink fixtures


b. Number of full-time occupant-hours
c. Number of part-time occupant-hours
d. Flowrate of toilets and water closets
e. Flowrate of exterior irrigation systems

15. This type of water is wastewater from toilets and kitchen sinks that contains organic material.
(Choose 1.)

a. Graywater
b. Brownwater
c. Potable Water
d. Blackwater

16. Which of the following data and calculation information would be uploaded to LEED-Online for
a project seeking WE Credit 1, Water Efficient Landscaping? (Choose 3.)

a. The calculated baseline Total Water Applied


b. The calculated design case Total Water Applied
c. Total potable water supply available for irrigation purposes
d. Total non-potable water supply available for irrigation purposes
17. In order to attain WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies, which of the following
requirements might be addressed? (Choose 2.)

a. Treat 50% of wastewater to tertiary standards on-site


b. Treat 50% of wastewater to tertiary standards through a local utility
c. Reduce potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 35%
d. Reduce potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 50%

18. Which of the following methods might be applied to reduce a project’s potable water use for
WEc3, Water Use Reduction? (Choose 3.)

a. Water efficient dishwaters


b. Efficient clothes washers
c. Installation of low-flow fixtures
d. Reuse of roof runoff
e. Installation of dry fixtures

19. In determining water usage by building occupants, applicable to fixtures, what is the standard
ratio of male to female occupants? (Choose 1.)

a. Two-to-one
b. One-to-two
c. One-to-one
d. One-to-three

20. All but which of the following are regional issues for a design team to be aware of in
implementing a rainwater harvesting system? (Choose 1.)

a. Native vegetation
b. Local precipitation levels throughout the year
c. Local health codes
d. Supply water quality
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Water Efficiency Quiz
Answers

1. 0; 3; 5
2. e
3. a
4. a, b, c, e
5. a, c, e
6. b
7. b
8. a
9. b
10. d
11. c
12. b, d, e
13. b
14. b, c, d
15. d
16. a, b, d
17. a, d
18. c, d, e
19. c
20. a
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Energy & Atmosphere Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Energy & Atmosphere category:


Number of Credits in the Energy & Atmosphere category:
Number of Points in the Energy & Atmosphere category:

2. Which three of the following activities in the commissioning process are only applicable to EAc3,
Enhanced Commissioning? (Choose 3.)

a. Incorporate commissioning requirements into the construction documents


b. Prepare for a review of building operation within 10 months of substantial completion
c. Create a systems manual for future operating staff
d. Complete a summary commissioning report
e. Review the OPR and BOD for quality and completeness
f. Conduct a commissioning design review of the OPR and BOD prior to the mid-construction
documents phase

3. Which three of the following credits and prerequisites from the Energy & Atmosphere category
can only be submitted during the construction phase? (Choose 3.)

a. EAc6, Green Power


b. EAp1, Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems
c. EAc5, Measurement & Verification
d. EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance
e. EAp3, Minimize Energy Performance
f. EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energy

4. EAc4, Enhanced Refrigerant Management, sets a maximum threshold for what environmental
impact of the built environment? (Choose 1.)

a. Chlorofluorocarbons
b. Ozone depletion
c. Global warming potential
d. The combination of ozone depletion and global warming potential
e. The combination of chlorofluorocarbons and ozone depletion

5. Which of the following standards describes the structure of a measurement and verification plan?
(Choose 1.)

a. Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Product Certification Requirements


b. IPMVP Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New
Construction
c. The Energy Policy Act of 1992
d. CIBSE Applications Manual 10
6. Which three of the following are considered on-site renewable energy systems for the purposes of
EA Credit 2, On-Site Renewable Energy? (Choose 3.)

a. Wave and tidal power systems


b. Renewable energy credits
c. Photovoltaic systems
d. Geothermal heating systems
e. Ground source heat pumps
f. Passive solar features

7. The design team for a 15,000-sq.ft. office building does not have sufficient funds to complete the
energy simulation process, but still hopes to receive points under EAc1, Optimize Energy
Performance. Following a compliance path under which standard would maximize the amount of
points they could achieve? (Choose 1.)

a. Advanced Buildings BenchmarkTM Version 1.1


b. ASHRAE 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential
c. ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings, 2004
d. The Carbon Trust Good Practice Guide 237

8. How many points might a project earn for producing 11% of its total building energy cost with
renewable energy systems? (Choose 1.)

a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3
e. 4

9. Buildings consume approximately how much of the energy


produced in the U.S. each year? %

10. The CEO of a successful recording label is committed to reducing the environmental impact of a
studio project both by reducing the amount of energy used in the building, and by making sure
that the energy used comes from more benign sources. The structure, which will be a major
renovation of an old theater, uses green noise barriers with low-VOC adhesives. Additionally, it
obtains 15% of its energy by cost from a roof-based photovoltaic system while improving the
baseline energy performance by twice that. The CEO also opts to purchase green power for 35%
of the building’s energy use for four years after its construction.

Which points could this recording studio achieve for its energy innovations under these
specifications? (Choose 4.)

a. (1) for EAp2, Minimum Energy Performance


b. (1) for EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energy
c. (1) for EAc6, Green Power
d. (1) for IDc1, Innovation in Design
e. (3) for EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energy
f. (3) for EAc6, Green Power
g. (6) for EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance
h. (8) for EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance
11. Identify whether each of the following terms or descriptions refers to A) Renewable Energy or B)
Green Power:

a. Renewable Energy Certificates


b. Building Integrated Photovoltaics
c. On-site biofuel electricity generation
d. ASHRAE 90.1-2004
e. Green-e
f. Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
g. DOE Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey
h. Closed electrical market

12. Which two of the following requirements refers to EAp3, Fundamental Refrigerant Management?
(Choose 2.)

a. Zero use of CFC-based refrigerants in new base building HVAC&R systems.


b. Select refrigerants with minimal contributions to ozone depletion and global warming
potential.
c. Zero use of CFCs, HCFCs, or Halons in fire suppression systems.
d. Phase CFCs out of existing HVAC equipment before project completion.

13. The prescriptive compliance paths for EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance, provide points to
building projects that, instead of performing whole building energy simulations, follow certain
criteria established for the regional zones in which they were
located.

14. EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance, refers to which of the following methods to determine the
increased efficiency of a building project over the baseline? (Choose 1.)

a. Performance Rating Method


b. Energy Cost Budget Method
c. Energy Conservation Measure
d. Advanced Energy Design Guide

15. Which of the following counts as process energy for the purposes of EAc1, Optimize Energy
Performance? (Choose 3.)

a. Space heating
b. Elevators and escalators
c. Office equipment
d. Parking garage lighting
e. Kitchen hood exhaust
f. Refrigeration

16. Passive solar strategies may apply to EAc2, On-Site Renewable Energies. ( T / F )
17. Commissioning activities should, at a minimum, be completed for which of the following systems
in order to fulfill EAp1, Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems? (Choose
4.)

a. Renewable energy systems


b. Lighting and daylighting controls
c. Building envelope
d. Domestic hot water systems
e. HVAC&R systems
f. CO2 monitoring controls

18. What information must be submitted on LEED-Online in order to achieve EAc5, Measurement &
Verification? (Choose 2.)

a. Listing of installed metering devices


b. A copy of the M&V Plan
c. Commissioning information for metering devices
d. The chosen compliance path

19. What is the minimum duration of the post-construction occupancy measurement and verification
period required in order to achieve 1 point for EAc5? (Choose 1.)

a. 3 mos.
b. 6 mos.
c. 1 year
d. 2 years

20. How many energy simulation runs are required to establish the Baseline Design for a project
attempting to achieve EAc1, Optimize Energy Performance? (Choose 1.)

a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8

Simply put, how do these simulations vary from each other? (Two words.)
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Energy & Atmosphere Quiz
Answers

1. 3; 6; 17
2. b, c, f
3. a, b, c
4. d
5. b
6. a, c, d
7. c
8. c
9. 37%
10. c, d, e, h
11. B; A; A; A; B; A; B; B
12. a, d
13. Climate
14. a
15. b, c, f
16. False
17. a, b, d, e
18. b, d
19. c
20. b; Solar orientation
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Indoor Environmental Quality Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Indoor Environmental Quality category:


Number of Credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category:
Number of Points in the Indoor Environmental Quality category:

2. Within the Indoor Environmental Quality category, which of the following credits can only be
submitted during the construction phase of the project? (Choose two.)

a. EQc1, Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring


b. EQc2, Increased Ventilation
c. EQc3, Construction IAQ Management Plan
d. EQc4, Low-Emitting Materials
e. EQc5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control
f. EQc6, Controllability of Systems

3. Match the following statements with their respective points:

1. EQc8.1, Daylighting & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces


2. EQc8.2, Daylighting & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces

a. If the percentage of floor area in a private office experiencing [daylight or direct line of sight]
is 75% or greater, the entire square footage of the room may count toward the requirement for
the point
b. Draw a horizontal line at 42”
c. In ALL cases, only the square footage meeting the minimum requirements of the point may
be counted toward its achievement
d. Take measurements on a 10-foot grid for all occupied spaces

4. In order to achieve EQc3.1, Construction IAQ Management Plan, During Construction,


permanently installed air handlers during the construction and pre-occupancy phases must have a
filtration media of at least MERV .

In order to achieve EQc5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control, air filtration media
installed prior to occupancy must provide at least MERV .

5. Which of the following requirements are paths of compliance to achieve EQp2, Environmental
Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control? (Choose 3.)

a. Prohibit smoking inside the building


b. Locate exterior designated smoking areas at least 25 feet from access to the building interior
c. Locate exterior designated smoking areas at least 50 feet from access to the building interior
d. Do not designate exterior smoking areas
e. Weatherstrip residential units leading to common hallways
f. Operate a designated interior smoking space with positive pressure with regard to common
spaces
6. Match the following requirements with their respective point:

1. MRc3.1, Construction IAQ Management Plan, During Construction


2. MRc3.2, Construction IAQ Management Plan, Before Occupancy

a. Perform a building flush-out with 14,000 cu.ft. of outdoor air per sq.ft. of floor area
b. Protect stored on-site or installed absorptive materials from moisture damage
c. Meet or exceed the Control Measure of the SMACNA IAQ Guidelines for Occupied
Buildings Under Construction
d. Conduct baseline IAQ testing according to EPA guidelines
e. Utilize filtration media of at least MERV 8 in permanently installed air handlers
f. Demonstrate that the building air does not exceed 500 micrograms per cubic meter of total
volatile organic compounds

7. EQc2, Increased Ventilation, relates most directly to which other credit within the Indoor
Environmental Quality category? (Choose 1.)

a. EQp1, Minimum IAQ Performance


b. EQp2, Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
c. EQc1, Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
d. EQc5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control

Which of the following standards are referenced for the natural ventilation compliance path of
EQc2? (Choose 2.)

a. ASHRAE 62.1-2004
b. Carbon Trust Good Practice Guide
c. CIBSE Applications Manual 10
d. South Coast Rule #1168

8. Answer the following questions in reference to EQc1, Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring:

The monitoring equipment should generate an alarm when conditions vary by more than
.

For mechanically ventilated spaces, equipment must be in place to monitor which two
metrics?
9. For EQc4.1, Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives & Sealants, what percentage of adhesives and
sealants used in the interior of the building should meet GS-36 and South Coast Rule #1168
standards?

a. 25%
b. 50%
c. 80%
d. 100%

What do all of the standards referenced under EQc4 set limits for? (Choose 1.)

a. CO2
b. VOCs
c. Formaldehyde
d. ODP

10. According to EQc7.1, Thermal Comfort—Design, ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 provides data and
recommendations for combinations of environmental and personal factors that create a thermal
setting acceptable to what percentage of occupants? (Choose 1.)

a. 60%
b. 70%
c. 80%
d. 90%

11. Which of the following are strategies that might best contribute toward EQc8.1, Daylight &
Views—Daylight 75% of Spaces? (Choose 4.)

a. Building orientation
b. Decreased building perimeter
c. Shallow floor plates
d. Permanent shading devices
e. Placement of private offices around perimeter
f. High performance glazing
g. BIPVs

12. Which of the following are requirements of EQc6.1, Controllability of Systems, Lighting?
(Choose 2.)

a. Individual lighting controls for at least 75% of building occupants


b. Individual lighting controls for at least 90% of building occupants
c. Individual lighting controls for all occupants
d. Lighting control systems for all shared spaces
e. Lighting control systems for all shared spaces excluding hallways, conference rooms, and
other areas without regular occupants
13. Thermal Comfort, as defined for EQc6.2, Controllability of Systems, is defined as control over
how many of the following: air temperature, radiant temperature, air speed, and humidity.
(Choose 1.)

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

Individual comfort controls should be available to %, minimum, of


building occupants.

14. EQc4.4, Low-Emitting Materials, refers specifically to which point? (Choose 1.)

a. Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products


b. Carpet Systems
c. Adhesives & Sealants
d. Paints & Coatings

15. The headquarters of a large conservation nonprofit is under construction in Central Florida.
Because of the organization’s concerns about occupant health and well-being, the design team
takes numerous steps to maintain high indoor environmental quality. They increase the outdoor
air ventilation rates by 40% above ASHRAE standards, isolate copy and maintenance rooms, and
provide frequent operable windows in the open office areas around the building’s perimeter. For
which points might this construction project be eligible? (Choose 1.)

a. EQc1, EQc5, EQc6.2


b. EQc2, EQc5, EQc6.2
c. EQc2, EQc5, EQc6.1, IDc1
d. EQc2, EQc5, EQc7.1

16. Which three of the following pieces of information are used to calculate the glazing factor?
(Choose 3.)

a. Number of windows
b. Window area
c. Visible light transmittance
d. Type of window
e. Window height factor
f. Wall area

17. Which of the following standards is referenced by EQp1, Minimum IAQ Performance? (Choose
1.)

a. ASHRAE Standard 55-2004: Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy


b. ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
c. ASHRAE Standard 52.2-1999: Method of Testing General Ventilation Air Cleaning Devices
d. ASHRAE 90.1-2004: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential
18. What facilities count as non-occupied spaces, as defined for the purposes of EQc8, Daylighting &
Views? (Choose 2.)

a. Janitorial rooms
b. Hallways
c. Stairwells
d. Restrooms
e. Storage rooms

19. According to EQc5, Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control, which of the following
activities should be isolated in separately exhausted spaces in order to maintain occupant health?
(Choose 2.)

a. Showering
b. Copying and faxing
c. Chemical mixing and storage
d. Smoking
e. Cooking (kitchen activities)

20. The interactions between the Indoor Environmental Quality category and another LEED-NC
category are frequently cited. The requirements of which other category must often be balanced
with those of EQ? (Choose 1.)

a. Sustainable Sites
b. Water Efficiency
c. Energy & Atmosphere
d. Materials & Resources
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Indoor Environmental Quality Quiz
Answers

1. 2; 8; 15
2. c, d
3. 1 – c, d; 2 – a, b
4. 8; 13
5. a, b, e
6. 1 – b, c, e; 2 – a, d, f
7. a; b, c
8. 10%; CO2 & direct outdoor airflow
9. d; b
10. c
11. a, c, d, f
12. b, d
13. a; 50
14. a
15. b
16. b, c, e
17. b
18. a, e
19. b, c
20. c
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Innovation & Design Process Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Innovation & Design Process category:


Number of Credits in the Innovation & Design Process category:
Number of Points in the Innovation & Design Process category:

2. Which of the following are requirements of IDc1, Innovation in Design? (Choose 4.)

a. Proposed intent
b. Proposed standard(s)
c. Proposed requirements
d. Proposed submittals
e. Proposed design approach
f. Results of credit implementation

3. Exemplary performance credits are awarded in this category for ( T / F )


doubling or achieving the next incremental percentage of eligible
LEED credits.

ID credits awarded for one project are automatically granted for ( T / F )


future projects that apply under the same or similar circumstances.

4. In order to achieve IDc2, LEED Accredited Professional, at least how many members of the
project team must be a LEED AP? (Choose 1.)

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

5. The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it will offer an IDc1 point for projects
that implement which certification process? (Choose 1.)

a. Biomimicry
b. Cradle to Cradle
c. Green Globes
d. International Organization for Standardization
e. GreenSpec

6. Which category offers the most opportunities for exemplary performance credits under IDc1?
(Choose 1.)

a. Sustainable Sites
b. Energy & Atmosphere
c. Materials & Resources
d. Indoor Environmental Quality
7. According to WEc3, Water Use Reduction, which of the following steps could contribute to ID
points for exemplary performance? (Choose 2.)

a. Reduce overall water use by 30%


b. Reduce overall water use by 40%
c. Zero irrigation on site
d. Eliminate potable water use for sewage conveyance
e. Provide water efficient dishwashers and clothes-washers

8. What is the cost to take the LEED Accredited Professional exam? (Choose 1.)

a. $100 to members, $200 to non-members


b. $300 to members, $350 to non-members
c. $250 to members, $350 to non-members
d. $250 to members, $300 to non-members

9. How many Credit Interpretation Requests are included without a fee when registering a project
with the USGBC? (Choose 1.)

a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3

10. Which of the following statements correctly describe how to achieve an innovation credit for a
category not addressed by LEED? (Choose 3.)

a. The innovation should utilize a standard not referenced by another LEED credit
b. The innovation should address the entire project
c. The innovation must include an education component
d. The formula should not be unique to the project for which it was developed
e. The project should demonstrate quantitative environmental/performance benefits

11. What is the cost to register a LEED-NC project for USGBC members?

What is the cost to register a LEED-NC project for non-members?

12. Salvaging 75% of interior non-structural elements would earn ( T / F )


one ID credit in addition to MRc1.3.

A project that includes regionally harvested and manufactured ( T / F )


materials for 65% of the total materials cost would earn one ID
credit in addition to MRc5.1-2.

Ensuring that 25% of the total materials cost is composed of ( T / F )


recycled materials would earn one ID credit in addition to MRc4.1-2.
13. During which stage may a project team appeal a LEED rating? (Choose 1.)

a. Registration
b. Certification Review
c. Technical Review
d. Certification Award

14. Which LEED product would apply to construction project that completely rehabilitates a building
such that only the structure is retained? (Choose 1.)

a. LEED-NC
b. LEED-EB
c. LEED-CS
d. LEED-CI

15. Which of the following are required submittals to receive IDc2, LEED Accredited Professional?
(Choose 3.)

a. LEED AP’s name and company


b. LEED AP certificate
c. Brief resume for the LEED AP explaining qualifications
d. List of credits for which the LEED AP assisted in gathering information
e. Description of the LEED AP’s role

16. Which of the two credits in the Innovation & Design Process can only be submitted during the
construction phase?

17. A vegetated roof system covering the entire roof area for a project might contribute an ID point
for exemplary performance under which LEED point? (Choose 1.)

a. SSc5.2
b. SSc7.2
c. WEc1.1
d. EAc1

18. Exam tracks are now offered for which of the following LEED products? (Choose 3.)

a. LEED-NC
b. LEED-EB
c. LEED-CS
d. LEED-CI
e. LEED-H
f. LEED-ND

19. Upon notification of LEED certification, how many days does the
project team have to accept or appeal the award?

How much does it cost to appeal an individual credit during this stage?
20. What are the primary functions of the LEED AP, according to IDc2? (Choose 3.)

a. Handle every aspect of the LEED process


b. Educate team members about green building design and construction
c. Streamline the application and certification process
d. Support and encourage design integration
e. Be present from the beginning stages of project design
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Innovation & Design Process Quiz
Answers

1. 0; 2; 5
2. a, c, d, e
3. T; F
4. a
5. b
6. c
7. b, e
8. c
9. a
10. b, d, e
11. $450; $600
12. F; T; F
13. d
14. a
15. a, b, e
16. IDc2, LEED Accredited Professional
17. b
18. a, b, d
19. 25 days; $500
20. b, c, d
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Materials & Resources Quiz

1. Number of Prerequisites in the Materials & Resources category:


Number of Credits in the Materials & Resources category:
Number of Points in the Materials & Resources category:

2. MRc1, Building Reuse, uses what metric for its calculations?


MRc2, Construction Waste Management, uses this metric:
MRc3-7 (Materials Reuse, Recycled Content, Regional Materials,
Rapidly Renewable Materials, Certified Wood) use this metric:

3. A project team is converting a Victorian-style home into an upscale boutique and seeking LEED-
NC status as a major renovation. They disassemble a brick fireplace that is no longer desired by
the owner, turning the mantle, which is old-growth wood, into an elegant display table, and using
the bricks to create a permeable walkway on-site. To which credit would these materials apply?
(Choose 1.)

a. MRc1, Building Reuse


b. MRc3, Materials Reuse
c. MRc4, Recycled Content
d. MRc5, Regional Materials

4. How does LEED-NC v. 2.2 define Regional Materials for the purposes of MRc5? (Choose 1.)

a. All extraction, harvesting, or recovering of materials, and manufacturing of final products,


must occur within 500 miles of the site
b. All extraction and harvesting of materials or products must occur within 400 miles of the site
c. All recovering of materials and manufacturing of final products must occur within 250 miles
of the site
d. All extraction, harvesting, or recovering of materials, and manufacturing of final products,
must occur within 300 miles of the site

5. Which of the following may be examples of rapidly renewable materials, as defined by MRc6?
(Choose 3.)

a. Heart pine
b. Bamboo
c. Wool
d. Composite wood panels
e. Sawdust
f. Linoleum
6. Wood products that are only used temporarily, such as scaffolding, may ( T / F )
not be counted for the purposes of MRc7, Certified Wood.

Furniture may contribute to MRc3-7 provided it is used consistently ( T / F )


for all credits.

7. For MRc1, Building Reuse, which of the following aspects of a building project should not be
included in the LEED calculations for submission? (Choose 3.)

a. Small additions to the existing building


b. Remediated hazardous materials
c. Interior floor coverings
d. Reusable furniture pieces
e. Roof decking
f. Doors

8. Which of the following information should be included as part of the LEED-Online submittals for
MRc2, Construction Waste Management? (Choose 3.)

a. Savings from diverted/recycled waste


b. Construction waste calculation tables
c. Average area landfill fee
d. Construction Waste Management Plan
e. Volume of hazardous materials
f. Hauler or location of receiving agent

9. A green-built fire station is being constructed out of a 1920s-era police station. The new building
reuses 98% of the exterior structure of the old building and 40% of interior elements. It also
intends to collect, store, and recycle glass, plastics, and metals. In addition, all wood purchased
for the project will be FSC-certified, and the project team has made a large-scale effort to
incorporate non-structural interior elements of the project, such as doors, that were unfit for use
under the same circumstances, into decorative aspects such as trim. For which LEED points
would the project be eligible? (Choose 1.)

a. MRc1.1, MRc3, MRc7


b. MRc1.1, MRc1.2, MRc3, MRc7
c. MRc1.1, MRc1.2, MRc1.3, MRc3, MRc7
d. MRc1.3, MRc3, MRc7
e. MRc1.1, MRc1.2, MRc7
f. The project is not eligible for LEED certification

10. Which of the following Materials & Resources credits provide the opportunity for Exemplary
Performance credits in the Innovation & Design Process category? (Choose 6.)

a. MRc1, Building Reuse


b. MRc2, Construction Waste Management
c. MRc3, Materials Reuse
d. MRc4, Recycled Content
e. MRc5, Regional Materials
f. MRc6, Rapidly Renewable Materials
g. MRc7, Certified Wood
11. Which of the following materials is post- or pre-consumer waste that is eligible to be counted as
recycled content under MRc4? (Choose 3.)

a. Newspaper overruns
b. Steel scrap
c. Sawdust
d. Reground plastic polymers
e. C&D debris

12. What is the default Total Materials Cost, expressed as a percentage of the total construction cost,
that LEED-NC allows in the Materials & Resources category if the actual materials cost is not
available?

Approximately how much of the total solid waste stream in the U.S. is composed of C&D waste,
according to the U.S. Green Building Council?

13. Which of the following standards does MRc4, Recycled Content, reference? (Choose 1.)

a. Forest Stewardship Council’s Principles and Criteria


b. Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Product Certification Requirements
c. Green Seal Standard GC-03
d. ISO 14021 – 1999 – Environmental Labels and Declarations

14. Which of the following pieces of information are needed to complete the regional materials
calculation table for submittal under MRc5, Regional Materials? (Choose 4.)

a. Product cost for each tracked material


b. Percentage of product by weight that meets extraction and manufacture criteria
c. Percentage of product by cost that meets extraction and manufacture criteria
d. Distance between project site and site of material origin
e. Distance between project site and site of product manufacturing
f. Distance between site of material origin and site of product manufacturing

15. A construction project that attains 6% rapidly renewable materials, 30% certified wood, and 40%
recycled content could potentially be eligible for which of the following points? (Choose 1.)

a. MRc4.1, MRc6, MRc7


b. MRc4.1, MRc4.2, MRc6, IDc1 (2)
c. MRc4.1, MRc4.2, MRc7, IDc1 (1)
d. MRc4.2, MRc6, MRc7, IDc1 (1)
16. Which of the following prerequisites or credits in the Materials & Resources category is eligible
for Design Submittal under LEED-NC v. 2.2? (Choose 1.)

a. MRp1, Storage & Collection of Recyclables


b. MRc1, Building Reuse
c. MRc2, Construction Waste Management
d. MRc3, Resource Reuse

17. If a construction project incorporates an existing building but is not able to preserve enough of it
to attain MRc1, Building Reuse, to which credit may they apply the reused elements of the
previous building? (Choose 1.)

a. MRc2, Construction Waste Management


b. MRc3, Resource Reuse
c. MRc4, Recycled Content
d. MRc5, Regional Materials

18. In order to achieve MRc1.3 for reusing interior non-structural ( T / F )


elements, a project must first achieve MRc1.1 and 1.2 for reusing
the existing walls, floor, and roof.

Two (2) points are available within the Materials & Resources category ( T / F )
for using 5% or more of rapidly renewable resources, with an additional
point available for Exemplary Performance of 7.5% or higher.

19. According to MRp1, Storage & Collection of Recyclables, a recycling plan should include, at
minimum, plans to store, collect, and recycle which of the following materials? (Choose 5.)

a. Paper
b. Corrugated cardboard
c. Magazines
d. Glass
e. Hazardous materials
f. Plastics
g. Chemicals
h. Metals

20. A project team that would like to achieve MRc5, Regional Materials, is considering two different
cabinetry assemblies that could potential apply to that credit, both of which are constructed from
wheatboard. The materials for Cabinet A were extracted just 35 miles from the project site, and it
was assembled 510 miles from the project site. Cabinet B is composed of materials extracted 400
miles away and assembled 300 miles away from the project site in the opposite direction,
although its hinges were shipped from overseas. Which cabinet would be preferable in applying
for the Regional Materials credit, A or B?
Learning to LEED: Day 2
Materials & Resources Quiz
Answers

1. 1; 7; 13
2. area; weight/volume; cost (qualifying materials as a percentage of overall materials)
3. b
4. a
5. b, c, f
6. F; T
7. a, b, d
8. b, d, f
9. f
10. b, c, d, e, f, g
11. a, c, e
12. 45%; 40%
13. d
14. a, b, d, e
15. b
16. a
17. a
18. F; F
19. a, b, d, f, h
20. B