Green Building - LEED 2009 for New Constructions and Major Renovations

Quiz Question

1. The LEED Green Building Rating Systems are voluntary, consensus-based, and market-driven. Based on existing and proven technology, they evaluate environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building’s life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a green building in design, construction, and operation.
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2. The LEED 2009 Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations is a set of performance standards for certifying the design and construction of commercial or institutional buildings and high-rise residential buildings of all sizes, both public and private.
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3. The LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) define the minimum characteristics that a project must possess in order to be eligible for certification under LEED 2009. These requirements define the categories of buildings that the LEED rating systems were designed to evaluate, and taken together serve three goals: to give opaque guidance to customers, to not protect the integrity of the LEED program, and to increase challenges that occur during the LEED certification process.
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4. Do not develop buildings, hardscape, roads or parking areas on portions of sites that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Previously undeveloped land whose elevation is lower than 5 feet above the elevation of the 100-year flood as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Land specifically identified as habitat for any species on federal or state threatened or endangered lists
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5. The Potential Technologies & Strategies of public transportation access are: During the site selection process, give preference to brownfield sites. Identify tax incentives and property cost savings. Coordinate site development plans with remediation activity, as appropriate.
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6. The requirement of a storm water design is to implement a storm water management plan that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration and captures and treats the storm water runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall using acceptable best management practices (BMPs). BMPs used to treat runoff must be capable of removing 80% of the average annual post development total suspended solids (TSS) load based on existing monitoring reports.
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7. Fundamental Refrigerant Management requires zero use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants in new base building heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. When reusing existing base building HVAC equipment, complete a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion prior to project completion.
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8. Low-Emitting Materials-Paints and Coatings intent to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that is odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.
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False
9. Thermal Comfort-Design intents to provide a uncomfortable thermal environment that does not promotes occupant productivity and well-being.
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10. In daylight and views the __________________ view is the area within sight lines drawn from perimeter vision glazing.
Plan view
Section view
11. For the Side-lighting Daylight Zone: Achieve a value, calculated as the product of the visible light transmittance (VLT) and window-to-floor area ratio (WFR) of daylight zone between 0.150 and 0.180. The window area included in the calculation must be at least 30 inches above the floor – 0.150 < VLT x WFR < 0.180
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12. The potential technologies & strategies of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control are: Prohibit smoking in commercial buildings or effectively control the ventilation air in smoking rooms and for residential buildings, prohibit smoking in common areas and design building envelope and systems to minimize ETS transfer among dwelling units.
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