1. In the LEED 2009 Rating System there is a new category called Regional Priority Credits to award point for special circumstances. How are those special circumstances determined?
Regional Priority Credits are bonus points to encourage credits that are area specific and thus based on the zip code of the project.
2. When looking at the Indoor Environmental Quality Category, which of the 2 following standards must be referenced to determine if the Thermal Comfort credits are met?
ASHRAE 90.1 – is for whole building models to see the energy performance of your building against a baseline
ASHRAE 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
ASHRAE 62.1 – Ventilation requirements which are needed for natural ventilation requirements
ANSI E779-03 – is for smoking
ASHRAE Advanced Energy Guide – is for whole building models to see the energy performance of your building against a baseline
3. Which of the following LEED categories would be negatively affected by having paint containing
VOCs that was extracted and manufactured 50 miles from the project site?
VOCs must be limited in carpet products under the Green Label program and that is addressed in the IEQ credit category
It also contributes to the MRc credit for Regional Materials
4. LeadingLEED’s brand new zoo requires one more point for LEED Platinum certification. The integrated design team looks into the Green Power credit. What is the intent of this Credit?
The full intent of the Green power credit is to encourage the development and use of renewable sourced energy from the grid on a net zero pollution bases
5. A project team is trying to reduce the quantity as well as increase the quality of storm water runoff.
Which of the following designs should they select?
Constructing a Wet Land not only retains water onsite and avoids it from adding pressure + energy cost to the sewer system, but it also increases the quality of the water as it goes into the ground and subsequent aquifer below
6. LeadingLEED decides to use previous pavement, which consists of part hardscape and part native vegitation (Some refer to this as Open-grid Paving). What 2 LEED credits will this positively Affect? [CHOOSE 2]
Heat Island Affect is reduced because there are less hardscapes
Storm Water Management Quality is increased because there is less toxic hardscape to come in contact with and Quantity is reduced due to the reduction in hardscapes
Water Efficient Landscaping would be negatively impacted because there is more area to irrigate
Development Density and Community Connectivity are not affected
7. How does protecting air handling ductwork positively affect a project during construction?
Protecting the ductwork during construction ensures no contaminants enter the ventilation system and lower the indoor air quality during occupancy
8. Under LEED Fundamental Refrigerant Management, if a project has an existing CFC-based
refrigeration system and it is not economically feasible (not possible) to replace the system, what
maximum annual leakage of the existing system is allowed?
If a building with an existing CFC based system is in place, it must be phased out within 5 years after project completing and have a leakage rate of less than 5% per year.
5 is the magic number for CFCs
9. Select the following examples of greywater
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) defines
graywater as untreated household wastewater that has not come in contact with toilet waste;
the International Plumbing Code (IPC) defines graywater as wastewater discharged from
lavatories, bathtubs, showers, clothes washers and laundry sinks; water that could come in contact with food (IE kitchen) is generally considered black water.
10. What are LEED certification fees based on
Fees are based on the SF of your project
11. Kotyk Engineering needs a couple more points to achieve LEED Gold certification. They are looking into points for Innovative performance. How can these be achieved?
Doubling the requirement of a LEED credit and exceeding the requirement of a LEED credit can both earn an ID point under exemplary performance. However, the question explicitly asks for one of innovative performance. Innovative performance is defined as: achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED Rating system.
12. In a Mild Climate such as North California, what is the best refrigerant to use?
It is always best practice to utilize no refrigerants at all and naturally cool your project if possible.
13. Which of the following would most likely count towards Community Connectivity [CHOOSE 3]
Basic Services include, but are not limited to:
1) Bank; 2) Place of Worship; 3) Convenience Grocery; 4) Day Care; 5) Cleaners; 6) Fire Station; 7) Beauty; 8)
Hardware; 9) Laundry; 10) Library; 11) Medical/Dental; 12) Senior Care Facility; 13) Park; 14) Pharmacy; 15)
Post Office; 16) Restaurant; 17) School; 18) Supermarket; 19) Theater; 20) Community Center; 21) Fitness
Center; 22) Museum
14. LeadingLEED is looking into the standards which differ between Code Building and LEED building. Which of the
following make that distinction?
Essentially the question is asking for the standards in which LEED references in their credits.
Zoning requirements are usually in all Building Codes
Green Seal – This is quite LEED specific concerning the materials used in buildings
Parking Requirements is usually under zoning
ASHRAE standards ARE COMMONLY REFERENCED IN BUILDING CODES AROUND THE GLOBE
FSC certified wood is not usually required in building codes as it looks at the environmental affects of wood from extraction to manufacturing.
15. LeadingLEED discovered that the use of special photo-voltaic panels reduces the heat island effect from the project. In LEED, how is this new found method awarded?
The Heat Island Affect is already covered in LEED and thus no additional points would be awarded.
There is no exmplary performance credit associated with the credit.
innovative performance is made for green building strategies that are out of the scope and not addressed by LEED. This is in the scope of LEED.
16. When looking at the burning of fossil fuels as our primary source of energy, what environmental affect does it
have in the triple bottom line?
The carbon dioxide which is released after fossil fuels are burned is the largest concern because it is a greenhouse gas
17. Looking at the Triple Bottom Line which is composed of People, Planet and Profit; how does burning fossil fuels, such as CLEAN COAL, to generate the majority of our energy affect it?
Fossil Fuels usually cost less than renewable energy Stormwater runoff causes sedimentation pollution Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas and is released by burning fossil fuels to produce energy animal migration is not known to be impacted by the direct emissions of fossil fuels
18. Select the items that are not touched on in Sustainable Sites: [CHOOSE 2]
Co-mingled Recycling is dealt with in Materials and Resources. Whereas Daylighting is in the IEQ (Indoor Environemental Quality) set of credits.
19. LEED utilizes established standards and cleverly incorporates them into their Green Rating System. WHich standard is used to decipher between PRE and POST -consumer recycled content?
ISO 14000 product oriented standards include Environmental Labels and Declaration, •
Life Cycle Assessment and Design for Environment. These standards are intended to be
applicable to assess environmental performance of products and services, and to provide
guidance on improving their environmental performance.
ISO 14020 series standards (includes ISO 14021), Environmental Labels and Declaration,
are communication tools that convey information on environmental aspects of a product
or service to the market. Three different types of environmental labels and declarations
are currently in use. They include: Type I environmental labeling, Type II self-declared
environmental claims, and Type III environmental declaration.
20. How would LeadingLEEDTM Landscaping Engineers prevent stormwater runoff?
Pervious pavement allows water to go through into the soil
High SRI roof would not change the runoff
Harvesting rainwater will reduce storm water runoff
Turf grass is worse than native plants because the soil will not absorb as much stormwater due to its compaction level.
Location of the building does not change the quantity of runoff
21. The density of a project that is not residential is defined by:
Floor Area / Acre of Build-able Land is how LEED calculates density
22. The Chain-of-Custody documentation is required for compliance of which of the following credits?
FSC certified wood requires the Chain-of-Custody to know where the wood has been throughout its life.
23. When choosing a site to build on, there are often costs associated with selecting a brown field, such as an environmental assessment. However, what are some possible benefits of building on a brownfield? [CHOOSE 3]
Brownfields lessen the impact of construction because it reuses land and allows green fields to remain green and provide products and services that are necessary
24. Which one of the following is not considered Process Energy
Process Energy refers to energy consuming items which are not regulated by energy codes. Ex. Miscallaneous Equipment, Computers, Elevators, Kitchen Cooking etc… Non-Process (regulated) Energy are regulated by energy codes. EX. HVAC systems, Heat Pumps, Fans, Toilet Exhause
25. LeadingLEED is developing a brand new sustaianble education center. While calculating the Development Density, which of the following is included:
The development density is a measure of the average square footage of all buildings within a density radius. Undeveloped public lands such as parks, bodies of water and public roads are excluded.
26. The students at LeadingLEED are confused about the scheduling of a project and what to tell their client as to when they can expect to get the LEED certification. What point in a project can it earn actual points for the credits?
Only after the construction phase and the project is built as it was designed can the project actually earn points.
The rest of the answers are either related to the project anticipating getting those points or irrelevant.
27. LeadingLEED is constructing and office in Toronto ( A cold climate ), and wants to achieve as many credits as possible. What would our building benefit the least from?
Geothermal systems extend far into the earth’s surface and would still be a great alternative to conventional energy sources, even in a cold climate. In the winter months, a roof which reflects the heat away from the building is not necessarily the best option for a building in a cold climate as it would not absorb any heat in the winter Underground parking is always good Mechanical Ventilation is necessary, neither good or bad. Natural is not an option for Toronto Climate Pretty much the key to what this question is asking for is what would not be necessarily be good sustainable action for a building all year around.
28. A wooden wall found onsite and turned into a wooden bench as part of a major renovation would be guaranteed to
Rapidly renewable material is harvested in 10 years and irrelevant to the question
Construction Waste Management – has to do with where the waste goes offsite
Regional Materials – it is automatically qualified as regional material because of its location ON SITE!
29. LeadingLEED is not sure if a controllable exhaust fan in a kitchen will count towards the ventilation requirement of the thermal comfort credit. Select the 3 steps in any order which the project team should abide by: [CHOOSE 3]
– Review the reference guide
– Contact USGBC customer service
– Submit a CIR
These are the 3 steps which must be completed when something is unknown or the project team has an inquiry.
30. Select the refrigerant that the Montreal Protocol states has the longest atmospheric life
A long atmospheric life is very bad for the atmosphere as it contributes to ODP. CFCs have the greatest ODP due to their atmospheric life.
31. When looking at WE, specifically the 20% water reduction in your indoor potable water use for the prequisite, what standards does LEED reference for you water consuming fixtures? [CHOOSE 2]
EPAct 1992defines water consumption rates for your baseline
Energy Star use 50%+ less water than regular washers
Watersense is EPA’s standard for fixtures that conserve water
32. Abbasi Construction is looking to avoid building on a Greenfield. Select the option which is considered notpreviously-developed:
A land that has been previously developed has pre-existing paving, construction or any means of altering the landscape. However, if a previously developed site has been turned into a land for natural use, it is no longer considered previously developed.
33. When looking at Water Efficiency Credits which are involved with lavatory usage, what is the assumed percentage of men in the building?
When no other information is given, assume a 50/50 split between men and women
34. Looking at the idea of a Full time equivalent when performing certain calculations; A building is planned to have 200 employees working 8 hours per day, 100 employees working 4 hours per day and 100 employees working 2 hours per day. What is the FTE?
200 + (100 * 0.5) + (100 * .025) = 275 FTEs
35. LeadingLEED Retrofits Inc. are taking on a large project in the downtown core of Toronto. A new construction mixeduse residence is being construction beside a heritage building which will be undergoing a LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance retrofit. Both projects are targets for LEED Gold. Which of the following building code law(s) must the project abide by from the beginning of Development until end of use?
This is stated in LEED’s Minimum Project Requirements. It is common sense as any project must follow all federal, state, and local laws at all stages of the project
36. What type of LEED credit/credit category requires the project team to submit the requirements to achieve the credit?
Innovation in Design credits must achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED rating system. The project team must submit the credit’s intent, requirement for compliance, submittals that demonstrate compliance and the design approach.
37. In LEED, which water types should be used for irrigation?
Storm water and grey water should be used for irrigation.
Blackwater and toilet water cannot be used if it has not been treated.
38. SSc4.4 – Alternative Transportation: Parking Capacity has a few options to receive 2 points on a project. One of those options is to size the parking capacity to meet, but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements. What credit categories could contain some potential credit synergies?
Sustainable Sites – Having less pavement for a parking lot can reduce the heat island affect, maximize open space and positively effect other areas.
39. The carpet in this room contains recycled orange juice cartons. Select the two true items about this carpet: [CHOOSE 2]
Post-Consumer recycled material is defined as material that has served its intended use and is then recycled and reused in a different product. Where as pre-consumer has not been used and may have come from excess or damaged (scrap) items during a manufacturing process and then not reused for the same purpose.
By re-using materials, we can reduce the demand for virgin materials that have just been extracted.
40. The of a LEED Project must be certified under a single rating system
This is straight out of the reference guide and stresses that you cannot leave out a part of the floor area of the building if it was built very poorly.
41. Underground parking would benefit which LEED credit?
The Heat island effect is reduced because there is less asphalt in contact with the sun and its underground
42. Project Team ‘X’ is attempting achieve LEED Platinum and needs to meet the water efficient landscaping credit. Select 3 of the following which would be considered a strategy to help meet this credit. [CHOOSE 3]
Xeriscaping is using no irrigation due to all landscaping is native.
By reusing captured rain water it reduces the amount of potable water used for this credit which is good.
Turf Grass is bad and requires more water
Native plants are good and require less water
Invasive plants are bad.
When a question says [CHOOSE 3] and there are only 5 options, it is always easier to look for the 2 incorrect answers. In this case, which of the following DO NOT contribute to WE landscaping, then select the 3 remaining.
43. LEED for NC, C&S, Schools, and EBOM evaluate what type of buildings?
Homes is covered in LEED for Homes
Communities are covered in LEED for ND
Interior Spaces are covered in LEED for CI
44. Goldstine Architecture utilizes a comprehensive and holistic approach and decides to make their building footprint
smaller. How does this benefit the project?
Open space = Property Area – Development Footprint.
More parking would not benefit the project in LEED.
The Heat-Island-Affect of the Roof may or may not be positively affected. It could have been a green roof being reduced as well. There is not enough info in this question to be confident in selecting: Heat Island Affect – Roof.
Thus, the only/best possible correct answer is Open Space .
45. Some items in LEED can be interpreted differently depending on the federal, provincial or local code. Select the item that LEED addresses but its meaning can differ depending on the region.
Gray water can differ between regions. Some areas consider water from the shower to be gray water, while others state that its black water and cannot be reused for any means.
The UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code) gives a general definition.
46. LeadingLEED is reusing an existing building and turning it into a new school. Which credit category would benefit from this?
The question specifically refers to reusing the BUILDING. This would go towards MR – building reuse. It does not specifically say anything about the site.
47. Select a difference between Hydrocarbons (HCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
HCs are benign to the atmosphere but have a great indirect GWP affect due to the amount of fossil fuels needed to generate electricity for them.
HCs are natural refrigerants
48. When looking at the LEED category Energy and Atmosphere, what is the standard to measure a renewable energy contract?
Green Seal is for IEQ VOC levels of materials
Green Label is for carpets
ASHRAE 55 is for thermal comfort
The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) created Green-e certified source for renewable energy contracts
49. The definition of a footcandle is:
This is the definition of a footcandle
50. The Heat Island Effect occurs in dense urban areas that are hotter than their rural surroundings. Please select 3 causes of the Heat Island Effect. [CHOOSE 3]
A heat island is an urban area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas.
i. Common surface materials act as heat sinks
ii. Buildings block heat from radiating into cold night sky
iii. Lack of Wind
51. The Annual Energy Cost of a building is used in which of the following credits?
Indoor Air Quality does not require the cost
Onsite Renewable Energy uses the cost of energy offset by have energy onsite
Green Power is based on % consumed
52. In LEED 2009, the USGBC significantly changed the way points are allocated to different credit categories. Which credit category now has the most points allocated to it?
53. Select the following means in which Ozone Depletion can be reduced:
HFCs are ok to use as a refrigerant
HCFC must be phased out by 2030 under the Montreal Protocol
54. LeadingLEED is designing a school. The following items are on their budget, which counts as a Soft
Consulting fees are soft costs and not directly relating to the actual construction of the project.
The rest are hard costs
55. LeadingLEED is designing a condo which will have retail on first floor and residential on upper floors
as well as a highschool learning facility. What LEED rating system would be most
LEED for NC are used for MIXED USE buildings
Select the materials that can be used as Post-consumer recycled content (CHOOSE 3):
57. LeadingLEED just moved into an office which was built in the energy inefficient days of the 1950s. The company would like to improve it up to the sustainable standards of today. Which LEED rating system should be used?
LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance is used for the building owner, of the whole building, not a single office as we have here…
LEED for Healthcare is irrelevant
LEED for Core and Shell focusses on the structure, envelope and HVAC system of the entire building and goes along side LEED for CI.
LEED for New Construction IS FOR BRAND NEW PROJECTS
58. If 2 LEED AP’s were working on the same project and both listed on LEED Online, how many points
would the project be awarded?
Regardless of how many LEED APs are working on the project, only 1 point can be earned as an ID credit
59. Dockside Green is certified as one of the first LEED for Neighborhood Development. Which of the following credit
categories is not in LEED for ND ?
Awareness and Education is strictly in the LEED for Homes rating system
60. Yugo waste management is looking for methods to divert waste from landfills. Select which two options they may consider:
Recycling + Reusing materials diverts waste from going to the landfill. (Remember your 3 R’s!) Low LCC = Lower O+M costs, not waste diversion Local Materials = less transportation emissions, not waste diversion
61. What is Biomass derived from?
Trees or other plant life which are converted to heat energy in order to create electricity are known as Biomass.
62. What is the certification for greener and cleaner electricity which reduces Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels?
FSC Certification – certifies wood Green Label Plus – used for carpet certification Green-e is the organization that is responsible for ensuring that the electricity comes from a green and clean source ACEEE is for automobiles
63. LeadingLEED’s brand new zoo requires one more point for LEED Platinum certification. The integrated design team looks into the Green Power credit. What is the intent of this Credit?
64. LeadingLEED is considering using the LEED for Core and Shell rating system for an ice rink
complex project, which of the following are considered in this specific rating system?
Tenant Fit-outs as well as Furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E) are part of LEED for Commercial Interiors
65. What is the Minimum length of time that you must purchase a renewable energy contract for the Green Power credit?
In EAc6 you must have a minimum of a 2 year renewable energy contract as defined by the CRS Green-e certification
66. Which of the following credits are benefited by installing a vegetated roof on the project?
Optimize Energy Performance – Better insulation StormWater Quantity – Less runoff from site – infiltrates green roof’s plant-life Innovation in Design – 100% Vegetated Roof
67. Which LEED Rating System’s certification expires every 5 years and needs to be recertified?
Only LEED O+M requires a recertification process.
68. LeadingLEED is consulting for a small and brand new single floor, 2000sf industrial factory. How many occupants must be inside the building for this space to be considered as a densely occupied space?
The definition of a densely occupied space is: an area with a design occupant density of 25 people or more per 93 square metres (1,000 square feet) or 3.7 square metres or less per person (40 square feet or less per person).
69. What is the definition in LEED of Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)
Emmisivity – is the amount of absorbed heat that is radiated from a surface (01) Higher = better radiance
Albedo – is the fraction of the solar energy that is reflected by a surface. (01) Higher reflectance is better. Ex White = high
LEED Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) – Combined. It indicates the ability of a surface to reject solar heat
Black = 0, White = 100
70. Dickey Construction wants to reduce their affect on the ozone as well as contribution to global warming. Which of
the following is known as a natural refrigerant?
Hydrocarbons are natural refrigerants.
They include ethane, propane, butane etc..
Passive refrigerants is the only trick here. In a passive design, there are NO REFRIGERANTS AT ALL, so how could it be natural?
71. LeadingLEED’s new headquarters chose to use insulation containing recycled cardboard boxes. Which of
credits under Materials and Resources does this fit under?
The cardboard had already been used and we are now recycling it, post consumer.
72. Looking at MRc2 – Construction Waste Management, which of the following items do not contribute to the credit? [CHOOSE 2]
Land clearing debris, soil and hazardous materials do not contribute to LEED credits
73. Process Water includes which of the following?
Drip irrigation is for water efficient landscaping
Xeriscaping uses no water for irrigation
cooling towers, boilers, and chillers are all under the process water credit
74. LeadingLEED is consulting for a major condo developer and anticipates 77 credits. They want LEED platinum status and go for more credits by putting 3 LEED APs on the team. How many points will this action earn the project?
A LEED AP counts as 1 LEED Innovation in Design point. Even if there were 3 LEED APs on the project, only 1 point will be awarded. LEED platinum requires 80+ points
75. In the United States, which standard/regulations do many local codes come from?
The ICC (International Code Council) is the only standard you should really recognize on this list as it is where most our laws are adopted from.
76. LeadingLEED is constructing a mixed-use building with a shopping mall on the bottom 2 floors and office on the 10 stories above. Which of the following people would be considered transient occupants in LEED?
Transient occupants use the building on an irregular basis
The rest of the options are on a regular basis / schedule
77. When calculating the baseline water usage of a building, the EPAct of 1992 does not include: [CHOOSE 2]
EPAct of 1992 does not refer to dishwashers nor a fire sprinkler system in the baseline calculations.
It does however give baseline usage data for the rest of the fixtures listed
78. Jiang landscape architects are looking into the minimum program requirements (MPR) for a farmhouse. Jiang has defined the LEED boundary to be 200000SF, how large does the farmhouse need to be to be eligible for LEED
The minimum building to site area ratio is 2% of the LEED Project Boundary.
Thus, 2% * 200000 = 4000sf
79. When comparing the conventionally built Sanford Flemming Building to the Green Bahen Building, select one difference:
Green Building can be Design-Build Green Buildings can be more expensive, but are NOT always Green Building can take more time to complete from start to finish, but not necessarily Green Building ALWAYS uses an integrated building approach as this is in the definition of a green building process Green Buildings do NOT need to have a green roof, albeit it is a green feature.
80. McLeod design-build firm constructed a new LEED Gold retail mall. It has been designed to take electricity from the grid throughout the day and gives energy from On-site renewable systems back to the grid throughout the night. This results in the building having no electricity costs. What is this process known as?
Net-zero energy projects only consume as much energy from the grid as they can produce.
81. The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) defines graywater as:
Graywater is defined as untreated house-hold wastewater which has not come in contact with toilet waste or kitchen sinks . This includes: laundry tubs + clothes washer and showers + tubs. Rainwater is known as stormwater in LEED, and although it can be re-used in the methods above, it is still considered stormwater re-use, not graywater. The other options are blackwater.
82. What Does ASHRAE 62.1 relate to?
ASHRAE 90.1 governs energy Grean Seal standards are for VOC limits MERV Filters are for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) ASHRAE 62.1 governs ventilation rates ASHRAE 55 is for thermal comfort Green Label and Green Label Plus are for carpets
83. After construction has been completed on a new High-rise residential building, Dufferin Construction decides not to divert any waste. What affect would this action have on the environment? [CHOOSE 2]
Groundwater Contamination – The chemicals in the waste will be washed out by rain into the ground, penetrating and contaminated the ground water.
Landfill Pollution and Emissions- This is the issue with not proper disposal/.recycling of the waste.
The other answers are far too broad.
84. In the LEED Regional Priority credit category, you can earn this # out of this #, of credits all based on your projects . Answers are in order of blanks:
Regional Priority Credits are entirely based on a projects zip code. There are a total of 6 possible credits and a project can earn up to 4 extra points. Points for materials are covered under the Materials and Resources Credit Category. For example, a region which has been experienced a shortage of water is given a RPC based on saving water, due to the shortage.
85. CFC-based refrigerant systems must be phased out within?
It must be phased out within 5 years of the project completion.
86. Which of the following standards refers to efficient auto-mobiles and is recognized in LEED?
Grean Seal – for VOC content of materials
Green-e – off-site renewable energy source certification
ASHRAE 90.1 – energy efficiency baseline
ACEEE Green Score – CARB (California Air Resources Board) defines ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicles) for having an ACEEE green score greater than 40.
MERV – is for the quality of your filter
87. Which of the following are examples of impervious surfaces? [CHOOSE 3]
Concrete, Asphalt and Metal are impervious surfaces as water cannot penetrate through them into the ground and subsequent aquifer below.
88. Looking at the Triple Bottom Line, building on which of the following sites would contribute most to
An existing/old building minimizes the impact of a new project on the environment.
89. The density of a project that is not residential is defined by:
90. If the minimum program requirements are not met by a project, what can occur?
MPRs MUST be met to apply for LEED certification
91. LeadingLEED’s team has decided to create a printer cartridge recycling program for the community
This is a valid ID point because it is not addressed in LEED and provides an environmental benefit.
92. Looking at the Materials and Resources Credit Category, which material does not need to be recycled to meet the Storage and Collection of Recyclables Prerequisite. [CHOOSE 2]
The MRp1, Storage & Collection of Recyclables prerequisite aims to reduce the waste generated by building occupants that goes to landfills. It requires the collection of paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals at a minimum. Wood and rubber are not requirement s
93. What is the bottom level of LEED certification level?
LEED Certified (Uppercase C) is the lowest certification level.
LEED certified (lowercase C) can be any level of certification; silver, gold or platinum
94. LeadingLEED designed a new office building and has completed an entire LEED scorecard for a new LEED for
New Construction project. How should this scorecard be used now?
LEED Credit Scorecard is used to assess and track attempted credits and it should be used as a reference throughout the construction of the project
95. LeadingLEED’s new office tower has beautiful outdoor lighting surrounding it. In regards to SSc8 – Light Pollution Reduction, which of the following is NOT a way to reduce light pollution?
IESNA RP-33 defines the amount of outdoor light allowed in a specific zone.
Full cut-off are good because it keeps light in the area it should be
Low reflectance surfaces, while bad for the Heat Island Affect, they are good for this credit as they will not reflect light back into the sky.
Shining outdoor lights straight up into the sky directly contributes to light pollution.
Low angle is correct, keeping the light on the ground.
96. In the Energy and Atmosphere Credit Category Refrigerant selection is addressed in the prerequisite – Fundamental Refrigerant Management and the Credit – Enhanced Refrigerant Management. Which other credit Category is affected by refrigerants?
Indoor Environmental Quality is affected by refrigerants. If the refrigerants are not able to meet the thermal comfort of the building’s occupants, then this credit will be lost.
97. The Montreal Protocol set the following guidelines from completely phasing out certain refrigerants:
98. *Currently Fixing, please skip for now* What is the definition of Cogeneration?
Cogeneration of Combined heat and power (CHP) generates both electrical power and thermal energy from one heat source. This is the definition.
99. How should a project team decide which LEED rating system to use if a project can be considered
under more than just a single rating system?
The 40/60 Rule is to be used when you are unsure of which LEED rating system is to be used.
Essentially, if 60%+ of the LEED project complies with one rating system, that one is to be used.
However, if it is not 60%+, then it is up to the project team’s discretion
100. What two surface characteristics does Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) take into account?
The Solar Reflectance Index indicates the ability of a surface to reject solar heat and is the combined value of reflectivity and emittance. Black = 0 (Reflectance = 0.05, Emittance =0.9) White = 100 (Reflectance = 0.8, Emittance = 0.9)
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