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Design Techniques, Construction Practices, and Materials for Affordable Housing


Quiz Questions

1.In site selection, the site location may have an adverse environmental impact if it is too:
Far
Close
2. Which of the following produces offgas?
Paints
Carpets
Kitchen cabinets
All of the above
3.Which of the following has a life cycle cost advantage?
Green built housing
Conventionally constructed units
4.Net zero energy buildings produce as much energy as they use in their operations, thereby resulting in how much energy use?
Net zero
Excess
Insufficient
None of the above
5.Collaboration early in the design development process enables the entire team, including contractors, maintenance and management staff to benefit from the collective knowledge of __________ skills and disciplines.
Selective
All
6. What are carefully structured brainstorming sessions where all team members and other key stakeholders are encouraged to participate in establishing goals, priorities and design parameters for the green building aspects of the affordable housing project?
Charrettes
Designs
Meetings
None of the above
7. Which irrigation is one of the largest water consumers in residential development?
Building
Pavement
Landscape
Concrete
8.The heat island effect is a phenomenon that _________ the air temperature in urban areas, which adds to cooling costs and affects comfort levels.
Increases
Decreases
9. What saves electricity by reducing the need for artificial lighting?
Candles
Natural daylight
Lightbulbs
None of the above
10. ___________ is a fine, glass-like powder recovered from gases created by coal-fired electric power generation.
Dust
Carbon
Fly ash
None of the above
11.Wood framed floor systems typically use engineered joists that require much __________ wood than framing with dimensional lumber.
Less
More
12.Engineered trusses that use small dimensional lumber have become the construction norm and remain the ___________ resource intensive way to build a framed roof system.
Most
Least
13.Parallel chord trusses ___________ interior spaces.
Minimize
Maximize
14.Roofs can be a significant contributor to the heat island effect, which ___________ cooling costs and energy use.
Increases
Decreases
15. America’s per-capita domestic water use is the in the _________ world.
First
Second
Third
Fourth