1. The most significant difference between a conventional linear design process and an Integrative Process is?


2. The greatest threat to global warming potential is presented by which group of refrigerants?


3. There are many new alternative compliant paths (ACPs) in LEED v4. Which of the following is an ACP for the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for an entire building?


4. A team is not sure how to set its baseline for outdoor water consumption. Which of the following techniques would not help earn the outdoor water use reduction credit? (CHOOSE 2)


5. For the Building Disclosure and Optimization credit that looks at the ingredients of materials, which standards would help earn points? (CHOOSE 2)


6. The LEED rating systems must continue to push the envelope and to ensure that it keeps improving over time. Who develops the ongoing improvements?


7. How does open space help promote sustainability? (CHOOSE 2)


8. LEED v4 has seven Impact Categories to accomplish the goals of the LEED rating system and ensure sustainability. How do the Impact Categories work towards a more sustainable building?


9. LEED projects cover a wide range of building types and occupants. How does LEED define visitors (transients)? (Choose 2)


10. Energy use intensity is metric of how much energy (kWh) a building uses per area (SF). Green buildings generally have how much of a lower energy use intensity than typical buildings?


11. Cork ceiling tiles have the ability to be recycled and completely reused for flooring at the end of their life. Which term describes this approach?


12. A project development team just purchased an entire city on the coast of Oregon. Which of the following is one way that the project developer could successfully complete ‘adaptive reuse’?


13. Which of the following sustainable strategies would not assist with the outdoor water use reduction strategy?


14. What two standards are found in many building codes? (Choose 2)


15. In the site selection credit, which 2 governing bodies discourage developing on sensitive habitats? (CHOOSE 2)


16. If a manufacturing company recycles used orange juice cartons for flooring, what would this result in? (CHOOSE 2)


17. According to LEED, who defines the site’s open space requirements?


18. Open space can contribute to many credits in multiple credit categories. Select the example of quality open space:


19. A project team has decided to take an integrative approach for the design and construction of their new office project. The success of an integrated project team is reliant on:


20. Which type of water is permitted as an alternative water source for indoor water use?


21. Which LEED rating system has precertification?


22. Employee health is addressed in two categories, EQ and LT. Which of the following would earn LEED point(s)?


23. How does the USGBC define quality views?


24. Evaluation of the economic performance of a product over its life-cycle is useful in determining using which procedure?


25. A LEED consultant is reviewing calculations required to manage rainwater and reduce irrigation needs on the site. What information is required?


26. A project is attempting to meet the EQ credit for enhanced air quality. Which of the following would be well suited for an entryway system?


27. Which strategy can the project team suggest if the building owner wants to maintain ongoing energy efficiency and performance?


28. The Integrative Process was previously just a principle of sustainability, but with LEED V4, it is now actually worth a point. Which of the following demonstrates a team using the Integrative Process concept of the Systems Thinking approach?


29. Production of CFCs are banned under the Montreal protocol and HCFCs will be phased out by when?


30. Where would it be appropriate to use the USGBC member logo for LeadingGreen, a member company of the USGBC?


31. Which of the following LEED Impact Categories aims at supporting local economies and strengthening the green building industry through supply chain support?


32. The USGBC is a not for profit organization that promotes the triple bottom line through its:


33. There is a prerequisite for LEED BD+C projects in Sustainable Sites that ensures the environment is protected by: (CHOOSE 3)


34. The existing TD office towers in downtown Toronto, which were constructed with single-pane windows, is retrofitted to include double-pane glass. This can lead to:


35. During the integrative process, a team is trying to find the best strategy to protect and/or restore the habitat on a previously developed site. What is one common strategy that helps lead to this credit?


36. Innovert Real Estate Investment Trust is reviewing its current portfolio and notices an immense amount of water being consumed in its older building stock, which is costing a lot due to increasing water prices. It is cost-prohibitive to replace all the plumbing, so the project team suggested alternative approaches to reduce potable water. Which are the most efficient ways to reduce potable water?


37. How can satisfying the credit for High Priority Site benefit the community?


38. In LEED v4, credits have been streamlined and numerous standards have been introduced in the Materials and Resources Category. Which group of credits is Environmental Product Declarations under?


39. Which of the following is not an example of greywater?


40. The date is January 1 2025. LEED® v4 is outdated and will be replaced by LEED v5. What is the committee that is responsible for overseeing a consensus based approach in accordance with LEED protocols?


41. What contributes to Heat Island Effect?


42. A new building is being constructed in the hot climate of Mexico City. The green building design includes a vegetative roof and an air-tight envelope to reduce air changes per hour and increase building efficiency. What will need to be considered due to this design?


43. A facility manager is looking for information on how to improve IAQ throughout the life of the building. Which of the following strategies will support this goal?


44. A project is under construction in Manhattan and has a near zero lot line, which makes it difficult to manage rainwater. What can this project do?


45. What provides legal protection of the ozone layer in the U.S.?


46. What is TRUE about credit forms submitted via LEED Online?


47. Off-gassing of contaminants is a major degrader of the indoor air quality of a building. What products need to be analyzed to determine their VOC content?


48. Smart growth is a commonly used term to describe a best practice. Which of the following does not comply with this best management practice?


49. Quadrel Development Inc. is beginning their first LEED project and has contacted LeadingGreen for some consulting services. What obstacles will Quadrel face?


50. LEED is developed through a consensus-based approach and evolves every few years. What is each LEED rating system composed of?


51. Apple Inc. promotes an open-office concept, but also wants to use daylighting for entire floors, which has a number of trade-offs. How can they ensure that everyone receives adequate light?


52. The Water Efficiency prerequisite requires an indoor water usage reduction of 20% from a baseline calculated from what?


53. How would a larger parking lot impact the Water Efficiency Category?


54. A project is located in northern Ontario where no mass transit infrastructure exists. How can this project still earn LEED points? (CHOOSE 2)


55. Looking at the economic side of the triple bottom line, which of the following factors impact the cost of LEED certification?


56. What is the overarching goal of the Materials and Resources credit category?


57. While minimum program requirements are essential to LEED in order to ensure compliance, prerequisites are also mandatory. What do all buildings pursing LEED BD+C: New Construction have to meet?


58. A development team bought a brownstone house. What would be the best way to select windows?


59. A developer has selected to construct their headquarters beside a protected wetland. The goals of the project are to reduce energy consumption, mitigate the Heat Island Effect, ensure the buildings occupants will be healthy, and protect the wetland’s habitat. How can the developer accomplish this?


60. How can an infill site positively affect the economic side of the triple bottom line?


61. Parking footprints are large contributors to the Heat Island Effect. What is an example of a local ordinance?


62. LeadingGreen’s enormous parking lot utilizes constructed shading towers equipped with PV panels to generate electricity for vehicle recharging stations. Which credits would be impacted by this? (CHOOSE 2)


63. Who is the stakeholder on a project team responsible for verifying the performance and testing of building systems?


64. What aspect of the Environmental Product Declarations credit is required to know if it leads to LEED points or not?


65. Value engineering can result in reduced level of sustainability or just a more cost-effective approach. Which of the following would be an example of one?


66. An extermination company is going out of business because building owners are reducing the need for pesticides by:


67. In November 2016, LEED v4 was released after being delayed a year and was renamed from LEED 2012 after an open consensus process. Which of the following ensures this process stays intact?


68. Northeastern University is attempting to create a LEED Platinum® laboratory for its engineering department. What task must the integrative project team complete?


69. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding occupant surveys?


70. The USGBC requires reporting different building parameters at least every 5 years to increase transparency, as well as to:


71. Which of the following decreases as a project’s timeline progresses?


72. The Location and Transportation credit category awards points for selecting a site within a walkable proximity to a number of “diverse uses”. Which is not a “diverse use”?


73. When does commissioning take place?


74. A manufacturing company is trying to determine if its roofing shingles comply with LEED requirements. Which factors help in this? (CHOOSE 2)


75. An integrated project team is reliant on:


76. A project is located in northern Ontario and wants to take advantage of the area’s environmental assets. Which credit category addresses the needs of this unique location?


77. A LEED consultant is reviewing project site plans and documentation prior to submitting the project for review. What has the lowest priority in building design?


78. The integrative process is a crucial part of every credit category and results in environmental protection and money saved. How can the architect work with the contractors to ensure that the contractors purchase the correct materials?


79. Which LEED Rating system has performance periods?


80. LeadingGreen just signed a contract with the City of Toronto that allows the company to work out of an historic building. How can the city achieve carbon neutrality for the building?


81. The EPACT of 1992 states that the baseline water use of an apartment’s bathroom faucet is:


82. A project has reduced its water consumptions by 65% from EPA’s baseline. The owner can now ensure a healthy work environment by monitoring 2 of the following: (CHOOSE 2)


83. A municipality has been losing a lot of tourism due to its coal power plant and the detrimental environmental effects associated with it. What can the city use to financially incentivize a developer to develop green buildings? (CHOOSE 3)


84. What type of energy is used by products that are powered by means of an ordinary AC plug?


85. A company is looking at passive and mechanical methods of lowering the building’s energy load, such as:


86. A major focus in LEED is to ensure that a building is located on a site that is near diverse uses, in a dense area and has developmental constraints. Which credit category specifically encourages that?


87. Which one of the following does not need to be considered when setting aside a location for the storage and collection of recyclables?


88. How can a civil engineering team properly grade the site and determine the baseline measurement for outdoor water use on a project?


89. Transportation is the second largest contributor of global greenhouse gases at what percentage?


90. Which of the following options is not addressed in the minimum program requirement (MPR) in LEED?


91. Renewable energy purchased as a carbon offset must meet which of the following criteria?


92. The Integrative Process is used to identify synergies, which result in short and long term cost savings. What is also true about the IP? (CHOOSE 2)


93. What does not affect a project’s certification fees?


94. Looking at the economic side of the triple bottom line, what is the most significant savings that results from water efficiency?


95. The LEED rating systems are updated on a regular development cycle. What are the basic types of improvements that keep the rating systems current? (Choose 3)


96. Which of the following is not from a source of alternative or renewable energy?


97. Adaptive reuse, selecting to build infill, and regenerative design are all items encouraged in LEED and green building in general. What is an example of regenerative design?


98. What does every credit category begin within the LEED reference guides?


99. LeadingGreen wants to establish green building goals across the entire design while using stakeholders’ expertise. What workshop helps achieve this?


100. The facility manager has installed permanent submeters for a few systems. What will this not help with?


101. Conventionally which of the following has been primary used to replace CFC-11?