LEED Study Guide

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  1. What rules should be used when selecting a LEED rating system when more than one system may (Choose 2)

    A. 25/75
    B. 40/60
    C. Use the rating system that is most applicable
    D. 75/25
    • B. 40/60
    • C. Use the rating system that is most applicable
  2. To verify the compliance of a credit or prerequisite, a qualified member of the project team submits a:

    A. CIR
    B. Credit Forms
    C. LEED Scorecard
    D. Letter of Attestation
    B. Creidt Form
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. This source consumes the largest amount of energy in buildings:

    A. Office Equipment
    B. Space Heating
    C. Lighting
    D. Water Heating
    B. Space Heating
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Legal protection of the ozone layer in the U.S. is provided by this:

    A. US DOE
    B. ASHRAE Standards
    C. Montreal Protocol
    D. Kyoto Protocol
    C. Montreal Protocol
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. 2009 LEED rating systems, except LEED for homes and LEED for ND, have what 3 structures?

    A. Credits
    B. Charrettes
    C. CIR's
    D. Minimum Program Requirements
    E. Prerequisites
    • A. Credits
    • D. Minimum Program Requirements
    • E. Prerequisites
  6. The Energy Policy Act establishes what flush rate as the baseline water consumption for water closets?

    A. 1.6 Gallons per Flush
    B. 1.6 Gallons per Minute
    C. 1.0 Gallons per Flush
    D. .6 Gallons per Flush
    A. 1.6 Gallons per Flush
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. The triple bottom line evaluates the human and environmental effects associated with these:

    A. Globe Warming, Ozone depletion, and Carbon Emissions
    B. Federal, State, and Local Codes
    C. Social, Economics, and Enviroment
    D. Energy, Water, and Air
    C. Social, Economics, and Enviroment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Construction and Demolition debris cannot include 2 of these items:

    A. Rock
    B. Wood
    C. Soil
    D. Concrete
    • A. Rock
    • C. Soil
  9. To qualify as a regional material, within what distance must a material be extracted, havested or recovered, and manufactured?

    A. 1000 miles
    B. 100 miles
    C. 250 miles
    D. 500 miles
    D. 500 miles
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Tenant improvement projects would be best suited for the 2009 LEED rating system:

    A. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance
    B. LEED for Core and Shell
    C. LEED for Commerical Interiors
    D. LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation
    C. LEED for Commerical Interiors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. For Storage and Collection of Recyclables, a building recycling program must include these items:

    A. Plastic
    B. Brick
    C. Cardboard
    D. Metal
    E. Hazardous Materials
    • A. Plastic
    • C. Cardboard
    • D. Metal
  12. The two primary responsibilities of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) are:

    A. Develops LEED Green Building Rating Systems
    B. Provides third party LEED professional credentialing
    C. Provides and develops LEED based education and research projects
    D. Provides third party LEED project certification
    • B. Provides third party LEED professional credentialing
    • C. Provides third party LEED project certification
  13. Regional Priority credits are new to LEED 2009 and are made available to the project for:

    A. Determining all local environmental issues are achieved as identified by the project team
    B. Ensuring all environmental concerns associated with energy usage for the project location are
    C. The zip code of the geographic location of the project
    D. Achieving the highest threshold level of the credit
    C. The zip code of the geographic location of the project
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. The LEED project boundary is defined as:

    A. The same as the site boundary
    B. The portion of the site that encompasses only the building and hardscape area
    C. The boundary description that is submitted for certification
    D. The same as the attendance boundary
    C. the boundary desription that is submitted for certification
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The 2009 LEED Rating System best suited for an office complex where the owner will occupy 60% of the building would be:

    A. LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations
    B. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance
    C. LEED for Core and Shell
    D. LEED for Commerical Interiors
    A. LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. The minimum Full Time Equivalent (FTE) requirement per Minimum Program Requirement (MPRs) of LEED Certification

    A. 10 FTE
    B. 1 FTE per 100 sf
    C. 25 FTE
    D. 1 FTE
    D. 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. A popular program for comparing the energy performance of multiple buildings:

    A. Energy Star
    B. EPAct 1992
    C ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    D. ASHRAE 90.1-2004
    A. Energy Star
  18. What is uniqu about the Innovation Performance requirment for the Innovation in Design credit?

    A. It is available only for existing or similar credite strategies
    B. It is available only for prerequisites
    C. It is available for achieving the next incremental threshold of the credit
    D. It is not applicable to existing or simlar strategies in the LEED rating system.
    D. It is not applicable to existing or similar strategies in the LEED rating systems.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. The major consideration when developing a sustainable project budget:

    A. Construction Hard Cost Only
    B. Triple Bottom Line
    C. Life Cycle Costs
    D. Final Contractor Bids
    C. Life Cycle Costs (Cradle to Grave)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The EPAct 1992 water standard excludes which types of fixtures and equipment?

    A. Dishwasher
    B. Bidets
    C. Lavatory Faucets
    D. Water Closets
    A. Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Steam Cookers, etc.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. Which statement is true for a project to qualify for the LEED for Homes rating system?

    A. The project must be a multistory residential project
    B. The project must be single family residential
    C. The project can be an 8 story mid rise multifmaily residential project
    D. The project can be a 3 story or less low rise multifamily residential project
    D. The project can be a 3 story or less low rise multifamily residential project
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Who can offer an alternative way to provide verifaction for a number of submittals in a project application for LEED certification?

    A. Project Administrator
    B. Licensed Professional
    C. LEED AP
    D. LEEd Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
    B. Licensed Professional
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Source reduction relates to:

    A. Waste Prevention
    B. Stormwater Runoff
    C. Enery Reduction
    D. Heat Island Effect
    A. Waste Prevention
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. How many levels or Tiers, of the LEED professional accreditation are available?

    A. 1
    B. 3
    C. 4
    D. 2
    B. 3...Assosicate, AP, Expert
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Consolidaties and aligns credits and prerequistes to be consistent across all LEED 2009 rating:

    A. Regionalization
    B. Hamonization
    C. Credit Weightings
    D. Minimum Program Requirements
    B. Hamonization
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. The two primary responsibilites of the US Green Building Council are: (Pick Two)

    A. Develops LEED Green Building Rating Systems
    B. Provides Third party LEED professional credentials
    C. Develops and provides LEED based education and research projects
    D. Provides third party LEED project certification
    • A. Develops LEED Green Building Rating Systems
    • C. Develops and provides LEED based education and research projects
  27. Two primary benefits of using pervious materials for hardscapes (parking lots, walks and patios): (pick two)

    A. Decrease heat island effect
    B. Improve stormwater quantity
    C. Increase site open space
    D. Improve stormwater quality
    E. Allow collection of water for recycling
    F. Help implement stormwater management during construction activities
    • B. Improve stormwater quantity
    • D. Improve stormwater quality
  28. Credit weightings are used to evaluate the credit with repect to:

    A. Energy Conservation
    B. Enviromental and human health
    C. Human health
    D. Environmental Benefit
    B. Enviromental and human health
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 addresses these types of fixtures or equipment: (Pick Two)

    A. Dishwashers
    B. Clothes Washers
    C. Kitchen Faucets
    D. Urinals
    • C. Kitchen Faucets
    • D. Urinals
  30. Where can the USGBC logo not be used?

    A. Business Card
    B. Packaging
    C. Letterheads
    D. Products
    E. Email Transmittals
    • B. Packaging
    • D. Products
  31. What is the recommended process for the project team to follow to achieve LEED certifcation?
    Determine if project is approriate for LEED; register the project with GBCI and pay registration fee; prepare application; submit app and pay appropriate fees; app review cert.
  32. How are the sustainable categories in the LEED scorecard arranged?

    A. By environmental Category
    B. By cost
    C. Alphabetically
    D. By Credit Weight
    A. By environmental Category
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. Before submitting a CIR for technical assistance, what actions should the project team take when consdiering a strategy for credit compliance but are if the strtegy would satisfy the necessary requirements?

    A. discuss the strategy with a USGBC regional chapter
    B. Search the CIR database
    C. Contact LEED CS
    D. Write Letter
    E. The project team should revaluate the credit or prerequisite intent
    • B. Search the CIR database
    • C. Contact LEED CS
    • E. The project team should revaluate the credit or prerequisite intent
  34. The LEED category with the largest number of credit points and environmental impacts is:

    A. Materials and Resource
    B. Sustainable Sites
    C. Energy and Atomsphere
    D. Water Efficiency
    Energy and Atomsphere
  35. What does gerrymandering mean with reqards to the LEED project boundary?

    A. Using noncontiguous parcels of land
    B. Ensuring the project building area is no less than 10% of the site area
    C. Defining the site area to exclude spaces outside the building and hardscape areas
    D. Excluding portions of the site
    D. Excluding portions of the site
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. If the project site is 1.25 acres in size, what minimum gross floor area is required for the building?

    A. 1089 SF
    B. 4560 Sf
    C. 12500 SF
    D. 2,348 sf
    A. 1089 SF
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. The Green Label Plus program establishes VOC limits for these materials:

    A. Carpet Cushions
    B. Wood Flooring
    C. Ceramic Walls and Floors
    D. Carpets
    D. Carpets
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. LEED project cover a wide range building types and users. How does LEED define transient? (Pick 2)

    A. Retail Customer
    B. Student
    C. Part Time Employee
    D. Full Time Receptionists
    E. Operations & Maintenance Staff
    • A. Retail Customer
    • B. Student
  39. Which strategy should a construction and demolition waste and recycling management plan address?

    A. Selecting reused materials
    B. To use comingled or separated recycling
    C. Selecting regional materials
    D. Recycling PCB products
    B. To use comingled or separated recycling
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. Often a reduction in water use will offer greater benefits in this environmental area:

    A. Erosion Control
    B. Stormwater Quantity Control
    C. Energy Consumption
    D. Heat Island
    C. Energy Consumption
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, how much time do Americans typically spend indoors?

    75
    50
    90
    65
    90
  42. ASHRAE standard address which of the following?

    A. Stormwater management BMP
    B. Minimum requirements for the energy efficient design of most buildings
    C. VOC
    D. Minimum Ventiation
    E. Thermal Comfort Conditions
    F. MERV ventilation air filters
    • B. Minimum requirements for the energy efficient design of most buildings
    • D. Minimum Ventiation
    • E. Thermal Comfort Conditions
    • F. MERV ventilation air filters
  43. By what system or program does USGBC allow a volume certification path to enable owers to integrate LEED across the board as a standard feature of their design, construction, and operations?

    A. Energy Star
    B. LEED online
    C. 2009 LEED Rating Systems
    D. USGBC Portfolio Program
    D. USGBC Portfolio Program
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. The 2009 LEED Rating System best suited for new buildings that will be 25% occupied is:

    A. Certified
    B. Platinum
    C. Silver
    D. Gold
    B. Platinum
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. Minimum Program Requirements (MPR's) does not include:

    A. Minimum building to site area ratio
    B. Minimum Daylighting requirements
    C. Minimum Floor area requirements
    D. Permanent Building or Space
    B. Minimum Daylighting requirements
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. Bad Question
  47. Implementing a CFC refrigerant phase out plan for chiller systems requires this to be done:

    A. CFC refrigerants must be replaced with natural refrigerants with 7 years
    B. CFC refrigerants must be replaced with HCFC refrigerants
    C. The annual leakage of CFC refrigerants must be reduced to 25% or less
    D. A 5% or less reduction in the annual leakage rate
    D. A 5% or less reduction in the annual leakage rate

    Then 5 years to phase out all CFCs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  48. Exemplary Performance is:

    A. Available for some prerequisites
    B. Not available for all Credits
    C. Available for All Credits
    D. Earned for all credits by doubling the maximum threshold for compliance
    B. Not Available for all Credits
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  49. What option is available to comply with Alternative Transportation - Public Transportation Access if a project is not located with 1/2 mile distance of a rail station or with 1/4 mile distance of a bus stop?

    A. Provide Shuttle
    B. No Alternative
    C. Submit CIR
    D. Add Stops
    A. Provide Shuttle
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  50. Rainwater harvesting systems are designed to address these environmetal issues:

    A. Water efficiency
    B. Site restoration
    C. Heat Island Effect
    D. Stormwater Management
    • A. Water efficiency
    • D. Stormwater Management
  51. Ventilation rates and Indoor Air Quality levels are addressed by this standard:

    A. ASHRAE 62.1-2007
    B. SCAQMD
    C. ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    D. ASHRAE 55-2004
    A. ASHRAE 62.1-2007
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. A projects hard Cost budget would include the following two?

    A. Electrical Systems Controls
    B. Wall Coverings
    C. Office Personal Computers
    D. Furniture
    • A. Electrical Systems Controls
    • B. Wall Coverings
  53. Redusing potable water for flushing toilets may be permitted to use this type of water:

    A. Blackwater
    B. Well Water
    C. Water Reclaimed from Toilets and urinals
    D. Graywater
    D. Graywater
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. CFC refrigerants represent what percentage of use in existing building water chiller systems today?

    A. 10
    B. 75
    C. 50
    D. 25
    C. 50
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  55. For a project to be certified, these minimum requirements must be achieved: (Pick 2)

    A. Earn only a minmum number of credits
    B. Have the LEED AP qualify achievement of all the environmetal credits
    C. Comply wht all the prereqs. and earn a min. number of creidits
    D. Satisfy appropriate prereqs. and earn a minmum number of 50 environmental credits
    E. Comply with the MPR
    • C. Comply wht all the prereqs. and earn a min. number of creidits
    • E. Comply with the MPR
  56. Why submit a CIR

    A. Appeal credits
    B. Recieve guidance
    C. approval for questionable credit
    D. communicate interpretations
    B. Recieve guidance
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. When an owner purchase RECs, they receive:

    A. Enviormental, socal, and other positive attributes of power generated by renewable resources
    B. Electricity from the local utility company
    C. Chean natural gas grom the local utility company
    D. Carbon Credit Offsets
    A. Enviormental, socal, and other positive attributes of power generated by renewable resources
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. What is the goal of IPMVP Volume II?

    A. To provide the framework for assessing building performance
    B. Control and monitoring Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    C. Lighting and Ventilation Efficiency Monitoring
    D. Stormwater Quantity and quality control management
    A. To provide the framework for assessing building performance
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  59. Sites seeking the community connectivity credit must achieve these 2 requirements: (pick two)

    A. Asite within 1/4 mile of a bus stop
    B. A site with 1/2 mile of a rapid transit station
    C. A site within 1/2 mile of 10 basic services
    D. A site within 1/2 of a residential area with an average density of 10 units/acre
    D. A site within 1/2 of a residential area with an average density of 10 units/acre

    D. A site within 1/2 mile of 10 basic services
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  60. The EPA defines, in part, a brownfield site as:

    A. A site that contains hazardous substances
    B. A barren site without vegetation
    C. A site that has been previously developed and presently occupied
    D. A site that has been previously developed and presently vacated
    A. A site that contains hazardous substances
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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