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LEED-Green-Associate Sample Questions Answers

Questions 4

Which strategy can be used during the building process and after occupation to reduce waste?

Options:

A.

Implement a recycling program

B.

Use certified lumber for framing

C.

Use grey water for flushing of toilets

D.

Develop a Sustainable Purchasing Policy

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Questions 5

Strategies for improving building occupants' comfort and control may consist of

Options:

A.

ensuring adequate ventilation, monitoring carbon dioxide and prohibiting smoking

B.

installing operable windows, giving occupants lighting control and providing ergonomic furniture

C.

designing for proper ventilation, monitoring outdoor airflow and including appropriate acoustic design

D.

specifying low-emitting materials, testing for radon and other on-site contaminants and installing entryway grates

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Questions 6

A project team is pursuing LEED certification for an existing commercial office building to certify ongoing sustainability performance. Which LEED rating system should be used for this project?

Options:

A.

LEED for Neighborhood Development

B.

LEED for Building Design and Construction

C.

LEED for Interior Design and Construction

D.

LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance

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Questions 7

What is the scope of the LEED impact category component Protect Human Health from Direct Exposure to Negative Health Impacts?

Options:

A.

Building occupants during use and demolition phase of the building cycle, within the project boundary

B.

Occupants and construction crew during construction or renovation phase of the building cycle, within the project boundary

C.

Design and construction crew during the construction phase, within the project boundary and excluding its immediate surroundings

D.

Building occupants and design and construction crew during the construction phase and use phase ol the building cycle, within the project boundary and its immediate surroundings

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Questions 8

What is considered as the receptacle load?

Options:

A.

The electrical current drawn by regulated and non-regulated receptacles

B.

The electrical current drawn by the individual receptacle connected to a standby battery

C.

The electrical current Which is non-regulated and has major impact on the load 0t the overall network

D.

The electrical current drawn by all equipment that is connected to the electrical system via a wall outlet

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Questions 9

Which of the following is a prerequisite in LEED v4 Water Efficiency category?

Options:

A.

Rainwater Management

B.

Cooling Tower Water Use

C.

Building-Level Water Metering

D.

Building-Level Energy Metering

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Questions 10

Which of the following is a design and planning strategy for reducing energy demand?

Options:

A.

Maximize thermal bridging

B.

Size the building appropriately

C.

Increase outdoor air ventilation

D.

Extend equipment warranty periods

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Questions 11

The LEED reviewer advised a project team that an inappropriate rating system was chosen for a newly constructed school in operation for one year and undergoing minor improvements. What should the project team have done differently to avoid this error?

Options:

A.

Allow the LEED Project Administrator sole responsibility to review the appropriate rating system for the project

B.

Select LEED for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, as this project is classified as a school

C.

Select LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System, as the Operational and Maintenance phase has begun

D.

Review the appropriate rating system and determine the best adaptation to use with consultation from U.S. Green Building Council

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Questions 12

A new tenant in an existing office building is pursuing LEED certification. The tenant would like to encourage alternative transportation methods. Which of the following items can be used to satisfy this request and achieve LEED Location and Transportation Credit?

Options:

A.

Provide underground parking

B.

Designate preferred parking for motorcycles

C.

Develop on a brownfield site after remediation

D.

Develop an alternative commuting incentive program

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Questions 13

During which stage of the conventional building process are each disciplined practitioner on project teams involved?

Options:

A.

Discovery phase

B.

post occupancy phase

C.

End of project discovery phase

D.

As required during design process

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Questions 14

Which of the following negative impacts on the environment are a result of waste being transported/diverted to landfills?

Options:

A.

Increased pre-consumer recycled content

B.

Decreased post-consumer recycled content

C.

Waste is incinerated and used to generate energy

D.

Solid waste produces methane and potent greenhouse gas

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Questions 15

Which of the following is an effective way to identify occupant comfort issues in a space based on LEED best practices?

Options:

A.

Install energy meters in the building

B.

Discuss potential issues with building owner

C.

Conduct an occupant comfort survey with all building occupants

D.

Wait for occupants to alert facilities management team of issues

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Questions 16

Installing permanent water submeters that measure the total potable water use for a building and associated grounds has which of the following benefits?

Options:

A.

Informs the selection of locally adapted plants

B.

Allows facility staff to track water consumption and identify leaks

C.

Increases on-site water retention and infiltration of rainfall into the ground

D.

Reduces the amount of water needed to support industrial and process systems

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Questions 17

Which of the following results from incorporating sustainable landscape design?

Options:

A.

Decreased maintenance costs

B.

Encouraged use of exotic plants

C.

Restored and regenerated habitat

D.

Increased use of pesticides and irrigation

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Questions 18

Which of the following Is a measure of energy use intensity?

Options:

A.

Daylighting and views

B.

Energy consumed per unit of floor space

C.

Systems with ENERGY STAR" requirements

D.

The amount of electricity a wind turbine can produce

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Questions 19

Which class of refrigerants contributes the most to ozone depletion potential (ODP)?

Options:

A.

Ammonia (NH3)

B.

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

C.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

D.

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons {HCFCs}

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Questions 20

Teams organize and work as part of an integrative process by working

Options:

A.

With team members in a linear pattern

B.

in smaller groups with nonrepetitive processes

C.

in small groups and as a Whole With iterative processes

D.

with team members having individual commitments and tasks

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Questions 21

Who completes and signs the credit templates for a project pursuing LEED certification?

Options:

A.

The Commissioning (Cx) agent

B.

The specified team member

C.

The certified LEED Reviewer

D.

The local authorities having jurisdiction

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Questions 22

The maximum number of credits that can be achieved under Energy and Atmosphere category for Building Design and Construction: New Construction and Major Renovation is

Options:

A.

30

B.

31

C.

33

D.

35

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Questions 23

Light colored paving and cool roofs are terms referring to materials with

Options:

A.

lower emissivity and lower albedo

B.

lower emissivity and higher albedo

C.

higher emissivity and lower albedo

D.

higher emissivity and higher albedo

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Questions 24

LEED considers products to be environmentally preferable materials when they are

Options:

A.

cost effective

B.

transported by air rather than rail

C.

materials with more life-cycle impact

D.

locally extracted, manufactured and purchased

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Questions 25

In which of the following common building applications are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) found?

Options:

A.

Fire hydrants

B.

Roof-top vents

C.

Insulation agents

D.

Centrifugal chillers

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Questions 26

The project team wants to use low-flow toilet fixtures and integrate non-potable water strategies for the building interior. Which category does this strategy fall under?

Options:

A.

Innovation

B.

Water Efficiency

C.

Sustainable Sites

D.

Optimized Process Water Use

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Questions 27

What is the term for collecting, reprocessing, marketing and using materials that are diverted or recovered from the solid waste stream?

Options:

A.

Recycling

B.

Chain -of-custody

C.

Salvaged materials

D.

Building material reuse

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Questions 28

Sustainable forestry is the practice of maintaining forest resources to meet the long-term forest product needs of humans while maintaining the

Options:

A.

cost of the forest products

B.

quality Of salvaged wood products

C.

harvesting of the rapidly grown forest

D.

biodiversity of the forest and landscape

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Questions 29

Which of the following credit categories does not have a prerequisite?

Options:

A.

Water Efficiency

B.

Materials and Resources

C.

Location and Transportation

D.

Indoor Environmental Quality

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Questions 30

A building is located on a site without access to public transportation. Which of the following strategies can a project team implement in order to reduce the environmental impacts associated with how the occupants get to and from the building?

Options:

A.

Limit parking

B.

Provide incentives for carpooling

C.

Build underground parking structure

D.

Use compact development strategies

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Questions 31

When a developer builds a new shopping center in a rural area, one externality might be

Options:

A.

an increase in profits for the developer

B.

an increase in traffic on adjacent roads

C.

an increase in installation of rooftop solar

D.

an increase in the fees for customer parking

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Questions 32

Which of the following tools should be used to identify indoor environmental issues and prepare a corrective action plan to make necessary changes?

Options:

A.

Thermal sensors

B.

Occupant surveys

C.

Life-cycle assessments

D.

Mixed-mode design calculations

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Questions 33

Which of the fallowing projects is eligible for LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance; Existing Buildings?

Options:

A.

A two-story LEED certified apartment building

B.

A park adjacent to a LEED certified building

C.

An existing single-family home that is LEED certified

D.

An existing LEED certified building located on a college campus

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Questions 34

How is an exemplary performance point earned if the credit is available for exemplary performance per the Reference Guide?

Options:

A.

Submit a Project CIR

B.

Increase performance by 25%

C.

Verify that precedent has been established

D.

Meet the indicated incremental performance threshold

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Questions 35

Which type of site Is appropriate for development of LEED projects?

Options:

A.

Floodplain

B.

Greenfield

C.

Brownfield

D.

Undeveloped

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Questions 36

What do the credits in the Materials and Resources category focus on?

Options:

A.

Reducing the quantity of materials used on a project

B.

Selecting materials that are more energy efficient than traditional building materials

C.

Minimizing the embodied impacts associated With the entire life-cycle of building materials

D.

Helping project teams select materials that have the most environmental benefits at the least cost

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Questions 37

Limiting the concentration of which of the following substances protects the health of construction personnel?

Options:

A.

Biomass

B.

Compostable materials

C.

vocs

D.

CFC refrigerants

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Questions 38

Which of the following strategies help improve daylighting in an office building?

Options:

A.

Provide individual occupant task lighting

B.

Work with the project glazing contractor to specify low argon windows

C.

Locate private offices toward the building core and organize cubicles at the perimeter

D.

Locate private offices toward the building perimeter and organize cubicles toward the building core

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Questions 39

Which of the following water types is suitable for drinking?

Options:

A.

Graywater

B.

Greenwater

C.

Stormwater

D.

Potable water

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Questions 40

Which of the following strategies are used to address Transportation in Operation and Maintenance under the Location and Transportation LEED Category?

Options:

A.

Use xeriscaping

B.

Offer financial incentives

C.

Minimize impervious areas

D.

Size the building appropriately

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Questions 41

Which of the following benefits pertain to purchasing and installing locally sourced. environmentally preferable products?

Options:

A.

Products contain recycled content

B.

Products are long lasting and durable

C.

The environmental harm associated with transportation is reduced

D.

Factories that support human health and workers' rights are used

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Questions 42

Use of which of the following can help reduce the heat gain and peak air temperatures?

Options:

A.

A drip irrigation system

B.

Pervious paving materials

C.

Low albedo paving materials

D.

High reflectance roofing materials

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Questions 43

Which of the following is the most important phase of the integrative process?

Options:

A.

Design Phase

B.

Operation Phase

C.

Discovery Phase

D.

Construction Phase

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Questions 44

ASHRAE 189.1 is an alternative compliance path to what building code?

Options:

A.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

B.

International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

C.

ASHRAE 90.1

D.

California's Title 24

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Questions 45

Who is the most responsible for monitoring ongoing energy performance over the life of the building?

Options:

A.

LEED AP

B.

Contractor

C.

Facility Manager

D.

Commissioning (Cx) Agent

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Questions 46

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member logo may be displayed when

Options:

A.

the organization is a member of USGBC

B.

a professional is a member of the local USGBC chapter

C.

a professional successfully passes the LEED AP exam

D.

the project team successfully completes and certifies a project with the LEED Rating System

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Questions 47

An integrative process involves stakeholders identifying overlapping relationships, services and redundancies among systems. What does this result in?

Options:

A.

Reduced performance and reduced costs

B.

Increased performance and reduced costs

C.

Reduced performance and increased costs

D.

Increased performance and increased costs

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Questions 48

What do team members enhance by collaboration during the integrative process?

Options:

A.

Project duration

B.

Life-cycle costs

C.

Construction costs

D.

Efficiency and effectiveness of systems

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Questions 49

Which of the following is an Environmental Concern when referring to Energy and Atmosphere?

Options:

A.

Ventilation levels

B.

Occupant comfort

C.

Resource depletion

D.

Use of native species

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Questions 50

What is the unit of measure for water closets?

Options:

A.

Gallons (Liters) per flush

B.

Gallons (Liters) per person

C.

Average usage per hour

D.

Usage per full time employee

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Questions 51

In the commercial LEED Rating System, which point range will achieve the Certified level of certification?

Options:

A.

30-39 points

B.

40-49 points

C.

50-59 points

D.

60-69 points

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Questions 52

Which of the following Is the recommended tool for the project team to utilize In order to determine the target certification level?

Options:

A.

Scorecard

B.

Credit Submittal Form

C.

Project CIR

D.

It is not possible to estimate certification level without complete drawings

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Questions 53

Which type of water should be considered an alternative water source?

Options:

A.

Rainwater

B.

Dirty water

C.

Blackwater

D.

Potable water

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Questions 54

Which of the following standards addresses guidance for sustainable construction in complying with building codes?

Options:

A.

ASHRAE 72

B.

ASHRAE 62.1

C.

ASHRAE 90.1

D.

ASHRAE 189.1

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Questions 55

The purpose of a life-cycle assessment in LEED is to evaluate the potential

Options:

A.

cost impacts Of a building through its life-cycle

B.

safety impacts of a material through its life-cycle

C.

human impacts 0t a material through its lite-cycle

D.

environmental impacts of a building through its life-cycle

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Questions 56

Which of the following techniques IS recommended for preventing the negative effects of indoor pollutants?

Options:

A.

Deep cleaning all surfaces during occupant move-in

B.

Keeping material containers open during construction

C.

Specifying and installing low-emitting materials at the source

D.

Keeping doors and windows open after installation of interior finishes

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Questions 57

A company is considering investing in green power for its operations facilities, but is reluctant because of the high capital investment, maintenance costs and slow initial financial returns. Which of the following is a practical strategy to help the company overcome these obstacles?

Options:

A.

Relocate the company to a region that is better suited for harnessing renewable energy

B.

Divert the company's research and development funds to investment in large scale hydroelectric power

C.

Host an on-site renewable energy generation system and agree to buy the power without owning the equipment

D.

Hire employees to staff a new operations department in preparation for the maintenance needs of the new renewable energy equipment

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Questions 58

The Montreal Protocol banned the production of

Options:

A.

freon

B.

CFCs

C.

HCFCs

D.

ammonia

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Questions 59

Relating to water efficiency in LEED. gallons per minute or liters per minute refers to the amount of

Options:

A.

stormwater runoff

B.

captured rainwater

C.

water used by flow fixtures

D.

water used by flush fixtures

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Questions 60

The maximum points a new construction platinum LEED for Neighborhood Development certification level can earn are

Options:

A.

8

B.

10

C.

12

D.

16

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Questions 61

Which third party certification is recommended to use when specifying sustainable cleaning products?

Options:

A.

Greenguard"

B.

Green Seal'™'

C.

Green Label Plus*

D.

Design for the Environment

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Questions 62

A salvaged wood door from another site qualifies under what Materials and Resources sustainable criteria?

Options:

A.

Certified wood

B.

Materials reuse

C.

Bio-based materials

D.

Waste diversion

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Questions 63

Which of the following stakeholders are involved in the feedback mechanism?

Options:

A.

Occupants

B.

Civil Engineer

C.

Landscape Architect

D.

Building Energy Modeler

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Questions 64

Which of the following is the reason Regional Priority credits are awarded?

Options:

A.

To help meet economic goals

B.

To encourage exemplary performance

C.

To address local environmental issues

D.

To promote innovation in building design

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Questions 65

Which of the following is a strategy for reducing indoor water use?

Options:

A.

Install submeters

B.

use graywater for hand washing

C.

Reuse Salvaged plumbing fixtures

D.

Install a time-sensitive drip irrigation system

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Questions 66

Select the type of approach that promotes the conservation of materials and resources by linking elements in order to form relationships with their function

Options:

A.

Open Flow

B.

Closed Flow

C.

Open Systems

D.

Closed Systems

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Questions 67

Which of the following may be awarded to a Green Building professional who "distinguishes professional leadership, contribution to the standards of practice and body of knowledge and continual improvement in the field"?

Options:

A.

LEED Fellow

B.

LEED Green Associate

C.

LEED for Homes Green Rater

D.

LEED AP

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Questions 68

Which of the following is an appropriate way to use non-potable water in a building?

Options:

A.

Using captured stormwater for showering

B.

Using wastewater from a sink for dishwashing

C.

Flushing a toilet with wastewater from bathroom sinks

D.

Incorporating air conditioner process water for washing clothes

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Questions 69

Which of the following options does the triple bottom line entail?

Options:

A.

Time, cost and quality

B.

People, planet and profit

C.

Energy, water and materials

D.

Health, safety and environment

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Questions 70

What organization reviews and provides final LEED certification report to projects?

Options:

A.

U.S. Green Building Council

B.

Green Building Initiative (GBI)

C.

Green Business Certification Inc.

D.

ASHRAE

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Questions 71

What is the maximum number of occupiable stories for a project to be considered LEED Building Design and Construction Homesand Multifamily Low-rise?

Options:

A.

Two

B.

Three

C.

Four

D.

Five

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Questions 72

In order to maintain the LEED Green Associate credential, you must earn which of the following continuing education credits?

Options:

A.

15 hours per year with six hours being LEED specific

B.

15 hours every two years with three hours being LEED specific

C.

30 hours per year with three hours being LEED specific

D.

30 hours every two years with six hours being LEED specific

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Questions 73

Which of the following plans is implemented after occupancy?

Options:

A.

Green Cleaning

B.

Value Engineering

C.

Fundamental Commissioning (cx)

D.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

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Questions 74

What is the minimum gross floor area required for a Building Design and Construction (BD+C) project to be eligible for certification?

Options:

A.

250 ft2 (23 m2)

B.

500 ft2 (46 m2)

C.

750 ft2 (70 m2)

D.

1000 tt2 (93 m2)

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Questions 75

In addition to the temperature and humidity, what is another factor to consider when implementing thermal comfort strategies?

Options:

A.

Daylight

B.

Acoustics

C.

Air movement

D.

Green cleaning

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Questions 76

Waste water from kitchen sinks is considered blackwater unless

Options:

A.

it is for use in toilets

B.

local codes state otherwise

C.

it is only used for drip irrigation

D.

a CIR is submitted and approved

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Questions 77

When considering water conservation and water efficient landscaping, which type of water would be most useful for landscape irrigation?

Options:

A.

Rainwater

B.

Blackwater

C.

Clean water

D.

potable water

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Questions 78

Which LEED adaptation includes the ability to reduce point thresholds for LEED certification levels based on building size?

Options:

A.

LEED Interior Design and Construction: Retail

B.

LEED Neighborhood Development: Built Project

C.

LEED Building Design and Construction: Homes

D.

LEED Building Design and Construction: Schools

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Questions 79

When the project team develops the project and building construction budget, which of the following should be incorporated?

Options:

A.

Green power purchased from the local power company

B.

Time in the schedule for unique materials and systems

C.

Contingency allowances for additional research and analysis of options

D.

The future environmental impact of building maintenance operations

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Questions 80

When considering strategies for reducing indoor water use, which plumbing fixture would be excluded?

Options:

A.

Urinal

B.

Drip irrigation

C.

Showerhead

D.

Kitchen faucet

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Questions 81

Which of the following project characteristics demonstrate smart growth principles?

Options:

A.

The project is built on a former chemical landfill site

B.

The project consists of a sprawling new housing complex 5 mi. (8 km) from the nearest city

C.

The project consists of two adult care facilities, three senior center facilities and one nursing home

D.

The project protects open space and farmland by building housing and offering transportation choices near jobs, shops and schools

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Exam Name: LEED Green Associate Exam
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