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Green Building - LEED, Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings


Quiz Questions

1.Green or sustainable buildings are sensitive to __________________________.
Environment
Resource & energy consumption
None
Both
2. US state or regional green building guidelines include:

  • New York’s High Performance Building Guidelines (1999).
  • Pennsylvania’s Guidelines for Creating High Performance buildings (1999).
True
False
3._____________________ Levels of LEED certification are possible- depending on the number of criteria met, and indicate increasing sustainable building practices.
Two
Three
Four
4.The USGBC spends millions of dollars each year to support LEED in a number of ways, including: an extensive training program, the LEED Accredited Professional exam, a Resource guide, LEED templates, an extensive LEED website for registered projects, technical data and scientific committees, and a growing staff of professionals dedicated to LEED.
True
False
5.The design and construction process for the first green building of a client or design/architectural firm is never characterized by significant learning curve costs, and design schedule problems such as late and costly change orders.
True
False
6.The chart that talks about Average green cost premium and Level of green certification is shown in ________________.
Figure III-1
Figure III-2
7.Energy is a substantial and widely recognized cost of building operations that can be reduced through energy efficiency and related measures that are part of green building design. Therefore, the value of lower energy bills in green buildings can be significant.
True
False
8.By _______________the reflectivity of roofs and other typically dark surfaces, it is possible to lower building and urban temperatures, in turn reducing air conditioning loads and peak demand.
Increasing
Decreasing
9.Increased Ventilation Control is represented in ____________________.
Figure VIII-2
Figure VIII-3
10.Air pollutants that result from the burning of fossil fuels include oxides of nitrogen (NOx) which is a principal cause of _______________________.
Smog
Respiratory illness
11.Green building water conservation strategies typically fall into _____________categories.
Two
Three
Four
12.Waste reduction strategies such as reuse and recycling, as promoted in green buildings, help to divert some waste from being disposed of in landfills. Diversion strategies result in savings associated with avoided disposal costs as well as in reduced societal costs of landfill creation and maintenance. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, recycling and reuse can catalyze further economic growth in industries that reprocess diverted waste and use recycled raw materials.
True
False
13.Building lifetime waste reduction does not includes- (1) Development of indoor recycling program and space & (2) design for deconstruction.
True
False
14.Percentage Breakdown of Green Building Financial Benefits is represented in _________.
Figure XI-1
Figure XI-2
15.There is growing recognition of the large health and productivity costs imposed by poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in commercial buildings – estimated variously at up to hundreds of billions of dollars per year. This is not surprising as people spend 90% of their time indoors, and the concentration of pollutants indoors is typically higher than outdoors, sometimes by as much as 10 or even 100 times.
True
False