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Green Building Guidelines, New Home Construction


Quiz Questions

1.Green building is a whole systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings from the early stages of development through the final finishes in the home. This approach benefits both builders and homeowners by reducing resource consumption and improving livability.
True
False
2. One of the fundamental objectives of green building is to
Conserve natural resources
Decrease energy efficiency
3.Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of any green building project.
True
False
4.One of the most common indoor pollutants is formaldehyde, a suspected human carcinogen. Kitchen cabinets, countertops, shelving and furniture are typically made from particleboard held together by formaldehyde-based adhesives
True
False
5._______________________is a rating system that has been developed to offer builders, homeowners and municipalities a tool to assess how environmentally friendly or “green” a home is.
Green Points
Red Points
6.There are two types of recycled content decking: plastic lumber and composite lumber where ___________________ is made by combining recycled wood fiber and recycled plastic resins.
Recycled plastic lumber
Recycled composite lumber
7.Recycled content decking is often called hardboard. Hardboard includes varying amounts of recycled content materials and looks and performs like wood siding.
True
False
8.Gray water is wastewater from sinks, showers and washing machines that is not contaminated by human waste.
True
False
9.Whole house filters are not for drinking water and plumbing.
True
False
10.Cellulose is a highly effective insulation made out of recycled newspaper. Damp-blown spray cellulose wall insulation is mixed with low toxic binders to adhere to stud and joist cavity surfaces.
True
False
11.Low-Emissivity coatings, virtually unnoticeable to the eye, are installed inside the air space of a double-paned window. The low-E coatings help prevent heat from escaping through the glass in winter and block heat from entering the home during summer.
True
False
12.R-22 is an HCFC refrigerant ___________________________ in residential heating and cooling systems.
Used
Not used