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Questions 4

Buildings account for what percentage of total energy use?

Options:

A.

30%

B.

40%

C.

50%

D.

60%

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Questions 5

A tenant is moving into a new space in an existing building. They will fit out this new space and are considering LEED Certification. The tenant is projecting that 80% of the space will be used as office space. They will also have 10% of the space serving as a data center supporting the office. The remaining 10% will be used as a store showcasing and selling their consumer products for direct purchase to the general public. According to the Rating System Selection

Guidance, which rating system would be most applicable for this project?

Options:

A.

LEED Interior Design and Construction: Retail

B.

LEED Operations and Maintenance: Retail

C.

LEED Building Design and Construction: Data Centers

D.

LEED Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors

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Questions 6

A project owner has hired a Commissioning Authority (CxA) to develop a Commissioning (Cx) Plan which will be

submitted in the LEED application to document Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Existing Building Commissioning -

Analysis, Option 1. Existing Building Commissioning. At a minimum, what should be included in the Cx Plan?

Options:

A.

Cx program overview, project team members, and process activities

B.

Energy Use Breakdown, project team members, and Capital Improvements Measures

C.

Low and No Cost Improvements, Energy Use Breakdown, and Capital Improvements Measures

D.

Cx process activities, Water efficiency optimization strategies, and Energy Use Breakdown

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Questions 7

A benefit of recommending LED lamps in an environmentally preferable purchasing policy is that they

Options:

A.

are rapidly renewable

B.

have no mercury content

C.

are adaptable to all existing fixtures have lower up front costs than fluorescent lamps

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Questions 8

What is the maximum allowed performance period defined for re-certification of a LEED Operations and Maintenance building?

Options:

A.

Five years from the date that Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) initially certified the building

B.

12 months from the date that GBCI initially certified the building

C.

Five years from the date that the project was initially registered with GBCI

D12 months from the end date of the last performance period of the initial certification

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Questions 9

The development of a five-year plan under Sustainable Sites Credit, Site Improvement Plan contributes to the achievement of

Options:

A.

the required 100% impervious surfaces

B.

the required 3% vegetated site area

C.

Water Efficiency Credit, Cooling Tower; Sustainable Sites Credit, Joint Use of Facilities

D.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Site Management; Water Efficiency Credit, Outdoor Water Use Reduction

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Questions 10

What strategy should be performed if submetering of the irrigation system is not available or difficult to implement for an existing building to comply with the Sustainable Sites Credit, Site Management?

Options:

A.

Inspect irrigation systems for leaks once per year

B.

Perform irrigation management tasks manually on a daily basis

C.

Use automated leak detection systems, such as those that use pressure sensors

D.

Correct any deficiencies that are discovered in the irrigation system prior to the performance period

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Questions 11

Which of the following alternative transportation strategies help reduce pollution and land development effects from automobile use?

Options:

A.

Use of motorcycles

B.

Use of hybrid vehicles

C.

Compressed workweeks

D.

Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicles

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Questions 12

The project team is attempting to achieve Option 1. Lighting Controls in Indoor EnvironmentalQuality Credit, Interior Lighting. Which of the following is required documentation?

Options:

A.

Table of lighting controls installed

B.

Manufacturers' data for occupancy sensors

C.

The total area of the building square footage

D.

A photometric chart of the multi-occupant space

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Questions 13

Evapotranspiration data is applied to what credit?

Options:

A.

Water Efficiency Credit, Cooling Tower Water

B.

Water Efficiency Credit, Outdoor Water Use Reduction

C.

Location and Transportation Credit, Alternative Transportation

D.

Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Enhanced Refrigerant Management

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Questions 14

A standard reference when creating an indoor air quality management program is

Options:

A.

Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

B.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air - Conditioning Engineers 90.1 - 2010 (ASHRAE)

C.

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

D.

Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)

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Questions 15

The decision to replace Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants with alternative refrigerants

Options:

A.

is straightforward because alternative refrigerants cost less to implement and operate more efficiently

B.

involves tradeoffs because alternative refrigerants are more difficult to manufacture, handle and process

C.

is straightforward because alternative refrigerants such as HFC-410A have a lower Global Warming Potential

(GWP)

D.

involves tradeoffs because alternative refrigerants may increase energy use and increase greenhouse gas emissions

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Questions 16

Which of the following strategies are eligible for reducing the landscape water demand in Water Efficiency Credit, Outdoor Water Use Reduction?

Options:

A.

Mulched paths and weather sensor controls

B.

Plant species selection and irrigation efficiency

C.

Plant species selection and permeable pavement

D.

Artificial turf grass and alternative water sources

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Questions 17

The compliant value of green cleaning products and materials is calculated using what factor?

Options:

A.

Cost

B.

Weight

C.

Volume

D.

Recycled content

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Questions 18

Which of the following strategies is most important for achieving economic and environmental performance in a LEED project?

Options:

A.

Retain a LEED AP

B.

Perform a full life-cycle assessment

C.

Bring the project team together in the performance phase

D.

Take an integrative approach

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Questions 19

A building manager has purchased and installed new T8 (fluorescent) lamps throughout the project facility. All other lamps remained the same. The project building's average picogram per lumen hour decreased. A valid explanation for this change is that

Options:

A.

both the average life of the new T8 lamps and the mercury content remained the same

B.

the average life of the new T8 lamps remained the same; however, the mercury content increased

C.

the mercury content of the new T8 lamps remained the same; however, the average life of the bulb increased the mercury content of the new T8 lamps remained the same; however, the average life of the bulb decreased

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Questions 20

What is the minimum percentage reduction from the baseline required to earn the exemplary performance point for the Indoor Water Use Reduction Credit, Option 2?

Options:

A.

20%

B.

25%

C.

30%

D.

35%

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Questions 21

What credit rewards customers who change their normal consumption patterns in response to the varying price of

energy over time?

Options:

A.

Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Demand Response

B.

Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Ongoing Commissioning

C.

Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Advanced Energy Metering

D.

Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Green Power and Carbon Offsets

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Questions 22

Which system can significantly reduce or completely eliminate the amount of potable water used for irrigation?

Options:

A.

Drip irrigation system

B.

Irrigation metering system

C.

Moisture sensor system

D.

Rainwater collection system

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Questions 23

Rainwater harvesting can be used for which of the following credits or prerequisites?

Options:

A.

Water Efficiency Credit, Water Metering

B.

Water Efficiency Credit, Indoor Water Use Reduction

C.

Water Efficiency Prerequisite, Indoor Water Use Reduction

D.

Water Efficiency Prerequisite, Building-Level Water Metering

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Questions 24

Which of the following LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Water Efficiency Credits has exemplary performance?

Options:

A.

Water Efficiency Credit, Water Metering

B.

Water Efficiency Credit, Cooling Tower Water Use

C.

Water Efficiency Prerequisite, Indoor Water Use Reduction

D.

Water Efficiency Credit, Outdoor Water Use Reduction

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Questions 25

Discussing the project goals to help identify the credits and options that the team should attempt is an example of

Options:

A.

documenting LEED credits

B.

creating the Basis of Design (BOD)

C.

developing the LEED Scorecard

D.

implementing the Commissioning (Cx) Plan

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Questions 26

The environmentally preferable purchasing policy (EPP) required in the Materials and Resources Prerequisite, Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy should address the criteria in which Materials and Resource Credit?

Options:

A.

Purchasing - Lamps

B.

Solid waste management - Ongoing

C.

Purchasing - Facility maintenance and renovation

D.

Solid waste management - Facility maintenance and renovation

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Questions 27

When developing a transportation survey, a LEED AP must make certain that the survey instrument collects information

Options:

A.

in a consistent manner from all respondents

B.

from the morning and evening commute only

C.

from non-consecutive days over a calendar month

D.

on every mode of transportation in a multi-mode daily commute

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Questions 28

What information is required when adding a new space within a facility to the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager?

Options:

A.

Space floor area and hours of operation

B.

Number of workers and lighting power density

C.

Name of utility company and 12 months of energy use data

D.

Statement of energy performance and carbon emissions data

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Questions 29

For Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Advanced Energy Metering, which individual end uses are required to be metered?

Options:

A.

Those that represent at least 10% of the total annual consumption of the building minus plug load use

B.

Those that represent at least 15% of the total annual consumption of the building minus plug load use

C.

Those that represent at least 20% of the total annual consumption of the building minus plug load use

D.

Those that represent at least 25% of the total annual consumption of the building minus plug load use

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Questions 30

When tracking waste data during the performance period for Materials and Resources Credit, Solid Waste Management - Ongoing, which strategy may be used to document total and diverted waste?

Options:

A.

Measure and document waste in weight or volume

B.

Use replacement value as the metric for ongoing waste

C.

Extrapolate data from one month of the performance period

D.

Do not allow tenant waste outside the building's waste program to be included

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Questions 31

An organization pursuing LEED O+M certification for their headquarters has a renovation policy that includes strict requirements around the selection of building products and requires contractors working in the building to develop a plan for the diversion of waste produced during renovation projects. What must the organization add to their renovation policy to meet the requirements of Materials and Resources Prerequisite, Facility Maintenance and

Renovation Policy?

Options:

A.

Requirements around the selection of low-emitting materials for renovation projects

B.

Requirements for contractors to safeguard air quality during renovation

C.

Requirements for the salvage and reuse of furniture within the building

D.

Requirements for contractors to perform construction activity pollution prevention

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Questions 32

A manufacturing plant is increasing units produced and the number of employees annually. The building is documenting compliance with Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite, Minimum Energy Performance, Case 2, Option 1. Path 2 Benchmark Against Typical Buildings Using Comparables. Which of the following should be used to normalize the building's energy use?

Options:

A.

Relative production

B.

Number of parking spaces

C.

Gal. (I) of water used

D.

Area (ft2 or m2)

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Questions 33

Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies requires a project building to employ permanent entryway systems. How long must the entryway system be in the primary direction of travel?

Options:

A.

6 ft. (1.8 m)

B.

8 ft. (2.4 m)

C.

10 ft. (3 m)

D.

12 ft. (3.5 m)

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Questions 34

Instituting a policy to prevent erosion and sedimentation and restore any eroding soils is a requirement of which credit or prerequisite?

Options:

A.

Water Efficiency Prerequiste, Outdoor Water Use Reduction

B.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Rainwater Management

C.

Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisite, Green Cleaning Policy

D.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Site Management

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Questions 35

If a manufacturer does not specify the calibration interval for the utility meters used for benchmarking building energy performance, the assessment team may specify a reasonable calibration interval not to exceed

Options:

A.

one year

B.

two years

C.

three years

D.

five years

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Questions 36

What calculation is used to achieve Materials and Resources Credit, Purchasing - Ongoing?

Options:

A.

Cost of compliant furniture

B.

Weight of compliant furniture

C.

Cost of both compliant and non-compliant furniture

D.

Weight of compliant and non-compliant furniture

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Questions 37

What must the project team do regardless of building type for Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite, Minimum Energy Performance?

Options:

A.

Compile meter data into daily and weekly summaries

B.

Use Labs21 Energy Benchmarking tool to calculate minimum energy performance

C.

Establish an ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager profile

D.

Benchmark building site energy data of at least three similar buildings

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Questions 38

The project team has been directed by the building owner to only pursue practices that directly improve the actual building performance. Which of the following would be the lowest cost option?

Options:

A.

Install a new high-efficiency chiller

B.

Purchase renewable energy credits

C.

Install new high efficiency urinal flush valves

D.

Provide financial support for off-site conservation

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Questions 39

Which of the following plumbing fixtures apply to the calculations in Water Efficiency Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction?

Options:

A.

Toilets, urinals, pre-rinse spray valves

B.

Toilets, private lavatory faucets, dishwashers

C.

Urinals, public lavatory faucets, kitchen sink faucets

D.

Urinals, showerheads, commercial kitchen pot filling faucets

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Questions 40

Which of the following standards is applicable in order to comply with Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Thermal Comfort?

Options:

A.

SCAQMD Rule #1168

B.

ASHRAE 55-2010

C.

ASHRAE 52.2-2007

D.

SCAQMD Rule #1113

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Questions 41

Which of the following is an allowable method to increase cooling tower cycles of concentration?

Options:

A.

Reduce confing tower run-hours

B.

Increase quantities of potable makeup water

C.

Increase treatment levels of potable makeup water

D.

Decrease intervals between cooling tower water testing

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Questions 42

Which of the following prerequisites or credits has a minimum occupancy requirement?

Options:

A.

Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Daylight and Views

B.

Water Efficiency Prerequisite, Indoor Water Use Reduction

C.

Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite, Minimum Energy Performance

D.

Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisite, Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance

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Questions 43

What percentage of individual occupant spaces must have individual lighting controls in projects seeking Option 1.

Lighting Control in Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Interior Lighting?

Options:

A.

40%

B.

50%

C.

60%

D.

70%

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Questions 44

What is the diversion percentage of ongoing consumables in order to achieve exemplary performance as specified in Materials and Resources Credit, Solid Waste Management - Ongoing?

Options:

A.

50%

B.

75%

C.

85%

D.

90%

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Questions 45

Which of the following statements must be true in order to achieve the Water Metering Credit?

Options:

A.

All meters must be recorded weekly and shared with USGBC over a five-year period beginning on the date the project accepts LEED certification

B.

All meters must be recorded biweekly and shared with USGBC over a three-year period begin-ning on the date the project accepts LEED certification

C.

All meters must be recorded biweekly and shared with USGBC over a five-year period begin-ning on the registration date of the LEED project

D.

All meters must be recorded weekly and shared with USGBC over a three-year period begin-ning on January 1st of the year in which the project accepts LEED certification

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Questions 46

What is the maximum number of points a project could achieve using innovation credits for the Innovation Credit, Innovation?

Options:

A.

One point

B.

Two points

C.

Three points

D.

Four points

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Questions 47

A project is pursuing Materials and Resources Credit, Solid Waste Management - Facility Maintenance and Renovation. The project has generated the following waste as part of their Facility Maintenance and Renovation activities: 2,000 lbs. (907.2 kg) of steel, 900 lbs. (408.2 kg) of carpet, 1,100 lbs. (498.9 kg) of wood, and 1,500 lbs.

(680.4 kg) of wallboard. If the project has diverted 1,800 lbs. (816.4 kg) of steel, 900 lbs. (408.2 kg) of carpet, 1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg) of wood, and 250 lbs. (113.3 kg) of wallboard, what is the actual diversion rate achieved?

Options:

A.

70.4% of diversion

B.

71.8% of diversion

C.

75.7% of diversion

D.

82.3% of diversion

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Questions 48

The measures called out on the following site plan may contribute to the achievement of which LEED credits?

(Click on Exhibit)

Exhibit

Options:

A.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Rainwater Management; Sustainable Sites Credit, Light Pollution Reduction

B.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Rainwater Management; Sustainable Sites Credit, Heat Island Reduction

C.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Rainwater Management; Location and Transportation Credit, Alternative

Transportation

D.

Sustainable Sites Credit, Rainwater Management; Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Integrated Pest

Management

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Questions 49

To determine possible credit compliance for Energy and Atmosphere Credit, Advanced Energy Metering, what information needs to be verified?

Options:

A.

That the meter data is remotely accessible

B.

That the meter is capable of storing data for at least 12 months

C.

That the meter(s) can be manually read

D.

That the meter(s) record data at a minimum of 15 minute intervals

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Exam Code: LEED-AP-O+M
Exam Name: LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (LEED AP O+M)
Last Update: May 21, 2024
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