LEED Study Guide

  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:

    D. Creidt Form
  3. This source consumes the largest amount of energy in buildings:

    C. Space Heating
  4. Legal protection of the ozone layer in the U.S. is provided by this:

    A. Montreal Protocol
  5. 2009 LEED rating systems, except LEED for homes and LEED for ND, have what 3 structures?

    • 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
  7. The triple bottom line evaluates the human and environmental effects associated with these:

    D. Social, Economics, and Enviroment
  8. Construction and Demolition debris cannot include 2 of these items:

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

    C. 500 miles
  10. Tenant improvement projects would be best suited for the 2009 LEED rating system:

    A. LEED for Commerical Interiors
  11. For Storage and Collection of Recyclables, a building recycling program must include these items:

    • B. 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:

    D. The zip code of the geographic location of the project
  14. The LEED project boundary is defined as:

    B. the boundary desription that is submitted for certification
  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
  16. The minimum Full Time Equivalent (FTE) requirement per Minimum Program Requirement (MPRs) of LEED Certification

    B. 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
  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?

    D. It is not applicable to existing or similar strategies in the LEED rating systems.
  19. The major consideration when developing a sustainable project budget:

    D. Life Cycle Costs (Cradle to Grave)
  20. The EPAct 1992 water standard excludes which types of fixtures and equipment?

    C. Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Steam Cookers, etc.
  21. Which statement is true for a project to qualify for the LEED for Homes rating system?

    B. The project can be a 3 story or less low rise multifamily residential project
  22. Who can offer an alternative way to provide verifaction for a number of submittals in a project application for LEED certification?

    A. Licensed Professional
  23. Source reduction relates to:

    A. Waste Prevention
  24. How many levels or Tiers, of the LEED professional accreditation are available?

    B. 3...Assosicate, AP, Expert
  25. Consolidaties and aligns credits and prerequistes to be consistent across all LEED 2009 rating:

    D. Hamonization
  26. The two primary responsibilites of the US Green Building Council are: (Pick Two)

    • D. 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)

    • E. Improve stormwater quantity
    • D. Improve stormwater quality
  28. Credit weightings are used to evaluate the credit with repect to:

    C. Enviromental and human health
  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?

    • 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?

    C. By environmental Category
  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. Excluding portions of the site
  36. If the project site is 1.25 acres in size, what minimum gross floor area is required for the building?

    B. 1089 SF
  37. The Green Label Plus program establishes VOC limits for these materials:

    C. Carpets
  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?

    C. To use comingled or separated recycling
  40. Often a reduction in water use will offer greater benefits in this environmental area:

    C. Energy Consumption
  41. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, how much time do Americans typically spend indoors?

  42. ASHRAE standard address which of the following?

    • C. 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?

    D. USGBC Portfolio Program
  44. The 2009 LEED Rating System best suited for new buildings that will be 25% occupied is:

    B. Platinum
  45. Minimum Program Requirements (MPR's) does not include:

    A. Minimum Daylighting requirements
  46. Bad Question
  47. Implementing a CFC refrigerant phase out plan for chiller systems requires this to be done:

    C. A 5% or less reduction in the annual leakage rate

    Then 5 years to phase out all CFCs
  48. Exemplary Performance is:

    B. Not Available for all Credits
  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?

    B. Provide Shuttle
  50. Rainwater harvesting systems are designed to address these environmetal issues:

    • B. Water efficiency
    • D. Stormwater Management
  51. Ventilation rates and Indoor Air Quality levels are addressed by this standard:

    A. ASHRAE 62.1-2007
  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:

    B. Graywater
  54. CFC refrigerants represent what percentage of use in existing building water chiller systems today?

    C. 50
  55. For a project to be certified, these minimum requirements must be achieved: (Pick 2)

    • A. Comply wht all the prereqs. and earn a min. number of creidits
    • E. Comply with the MPR
  56. Why submit a CIR

    D. Recieve guidance
  57. When an owner purchase RECs, they receive:

    A. Enviormental, socal, and other positive attributes of power generated by renewable resources
  58. What is the goal of IPMVP Volume II?

    A. To provide the framework for assessing building performance
  59. Sites seeking the community connectivity credit must achieve these 2 requirements: (pick two)

    C. 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
  60. The EPA defines, in part, a brownfield site as:

    C. A site that contains hazardous substances
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