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What is a Phase I
What must your erosion control
Environmental Site
plan adhere to?
Assessment?

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How is a Phase II What are the types of


Environmental Site sensitive sites to avoid
Assessment more in depth? building on?

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What is the building


requirement for projects in
Who defines Prime places without legally
Farmland? adopted flood hazard map?

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A report prepared for a real 2003 EPA Construction General


estate holding that identifies Permit (or local standards,
potential or existing whichever is more stringent)
environmental contamination
liabilities

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further GBES investigation that
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-Flood plain collects original samples of
-Endangered species habitat soil, groundwater, or
-Land within 50' (15 meters) of building materials to
wetlands
analyze for quantitative
-Land within 100' (30 meters) of a
water body

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Cannot build on a floodplain The U.S. Department of


subject to a 1% or greater Agriculture
chance of flooding in any
given year

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Define Development Footprint What are the requirements for


surrounding density?

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What are the minimum


surrounding density What are the requirements for
requirements? diverse uses?

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What are the five use What are the distances for
categories for diverse uses? Access to Quality Transit?

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Locate on a site whose The total land area of a


surrounding existing density project site covered by
within 1/4 mile (400-meter) buildings, streets, parking
radius of the project boundary areas, and other typically
meets either the 'separate impermeable surfaces
residential and nonresidential constructed as part of the
densities' or 'combined density' project
values.
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Construct or renovate a 0.5 Non residential density


building or a space within a (FAR) and 7 Residential
building such that the density (DU/acre)
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within a 1/2-mile (800-meter)


-OR-
walking distance of the main 22,000 SF / acre of
entrance of four to seven (1 buildable land combined
point) or eight or more (2 density
points) existing and publicly
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1/4 mile (400-meter) walking


distance of existing or planned -Food retail
bus, streetcar, or rideshare -Community-serving retail
stops, or within a 1/2-mile (800- -Services
meter) walking distance of -Civic and community
existing or planned bus rapid facilities
transit stops, light or heavy rail -Community anchor uses
stations, commuter rail stations (BD&C and ID&C only)
or ferry terminals.

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How many bike racks are


Where is Access to Quality
required for a commercial
Transit measured from?
building?

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How many bike racks are How many shower and


required for residential changing facilities are
project? required for a commercial
project?

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How many preferred


How do you calculate an FTE? parking spaces are required
for Green Vehicles?

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Short-term storage for at least A functional entry - a building


2.5% of all peak visitors (no opening designed to be used by
fewer than 4 spaces per pedestrians and open during
building) and long-term storage regular business hours. It does
for 5% of all regular building not include any door exclusively
occupants (no fewer than 4 designated as an emergency exit,
or a garage door not designed as
spaces per building).
a pedestrian entrance.
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Short-term storage for at


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least 2.5% of all peak
At least one for the first 100 visitors (no fewer than 4
FTE and one additional for spaces per building) and
every 150 regular building long-term storage for 30%
occupants thereafter. of all regular building
occupants.

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Provide preferred parking An 8-hour occupant has an FTE


for green vehicles for 5% of value of 1.0; a part-time
the total vehicle parking occupant has a FTE value
capacity of the site. based on work hours per day
divided by 8

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How is preferred parking


How many EVSE stations must defined?
be installed for Green Vehicles?

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For previously developed or What is an example of a


graded sites, how much monoculture planting, which
habitat needs to be would not help with
restored? restoring/protecting habitat?

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What areas can be excluded For school projects what


from the vegetation and soil areas can be excluded from
requirements to soil restoration criteria to
restore/protect habitat? restore/protect habitat?

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The parking spots closest to


the main entrance of a
building (exclusive of spaces 2% of all parking spaces
designated for handicapped (preferred parking spaces may
persons). For employee not be counted).
parking, it refers to the spots
that are closest to the
entrance used by employees.
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Turf grass 30% (including the building


footprint) of all portions of
the site

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Athletic fields Vegetated landscape areas


that are constructed to
accommodate rainwater
infiltration.

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What are the distance


What amount of financial
limitations when providing
support can be provided to
financial support to
restore/protect habitat?
protect/restore habitat?

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What should be included in What are the IESNA lighting


a sustainable landscape zones?
plan?

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When an organization/agency What slope is important for


is providing space for shared heat island effect - roof?
use to students, what should
be included?

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Financial support must be provided to a


nationally or locally recognized land trust
or conservation organization within the
same EPA Level III ecoregion or the
projects state (or within 100 miles of the $0.40 / SF ($4 / m2)
project [160 kilometers] for projects
outside the U.S.). For U.S. projects, the
land trust must be accredited by the
Land Trust Alliance.

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List of all plant species, noting


LZ0 - Wilderness; LZ1 - Dark whether or not they are
(parks, rural areas); LZ2 - Low native/adapted; info about
(residential, light industrial); invasive species and pests
those plants may harbor; best
LZ3 - Medium (commercial,
maintenance practices for the
industrial, high density chosen plants, and site maps
residential); LZ4 - High (metro showing boudaries for the
areas) protected habitat areas

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2:12 slope; > means steeped


slope and requires an initial Auditorium, Gym, Cafeteria,
SRI of 39 or greater; 2:12 <_ One or more classrooms,
means low slope and requires Swimming Pool, or Playing
an SRI of 82 or greater Field

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For Schools to achieve Site


What causes skyglow?
Master Plan, how many other
credits must be met?

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What is the default gender What fixtures and fittings


ratio for indoor water use must be included in the
reduction calculations? indoor water use reduction
calculations?

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What is the discount parking When can wetlands count


rate for Green Vehicles? as open space?

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At least 4 of 6 of these credits: Stray light from unshielded light


-LT Credit High Priority Site
-SS Credit Site Development - Protect or sources and light reflecting off
Restore Habitat surfaces that then enter the
-SS Credit Open Space
-SS Credit Rainwater Management atmosphere and illuminate and
-SS Credit Heat Island Reduction reflect off dust, debris, and
-SS Credit Light Pollution Reduction
water vapor.
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Water closets, urinals,


lavatory faucets, showers, 1 to 1; i.e. 50/50 male to
kitchen sink faucets, and pre- female
rinse spray valves

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Wetlands or naturally
designed ponds may count
as open space and the side 20% discount
slope gradients average 1:4
(vertical: horizontal) or less
and are vegetated.

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What documents get created


What are the benefits of
during fundamental
commissioning?
commissioning and
verification?

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What energy-related What do the Owner's Project


systems must be Requirements typically
commissioned? include?

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Process Energy is
What should the Basis of considered to include, but is
Design include? not limited to what?

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Reduced Energy Use, Lower


Cx report Operating Costs, Reduced
Contractor Callbacks, Better
Current facility requirements Building Documentation,
Operations and maintenance Improved Occupant
plan Productivity, and Verification
that Systems perform with
Owner' Project Requirements
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Owner and User


Requirements, Environmental -Mechanical, including HVAC&R
and Sustainability Goals, equipment and controls
Energy Efficiency Goals, -Electrical lighting and
Indoor Environmental Quality daylighting controls
Requirements, Equipment and -Plumbing, including domestic
System Expectations, hot water systems
Building Occupant and O&M -Renewable energy systems
Personnel Requirements.
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Miscellaneous Equipment,
Computers, Elevators,
Escalators, Kitchen Cooking Primary Design
& Refrigeration Equipment,
Assumptions, Standards, &
Laundry Washing & Drying,
Narrative Descriptions
Lighting Exempt from Power
Allowance (e.g., Medical
Equipment), and other (e.g.,
Waterfall or Fountain Pumps)
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Regulated or (non-process) What generates both electrical


Energy includes? power and thermal energy from
a single fuel source?

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What device is used to What refrigerant management


regulate humidity and procedure governs reducing
temperature, making annual leakage of CFC-based
building systems more refrigerants to 5% or less?
energy efficient?

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What are the three (3)


compliance path options What are the six (6)
described in Optimize Energy components of ASHRAE
Performance (EA 90.1?
Prerequisite 2)?

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Lighting (interior, parking


garage, surface parking, faade,
or building grounds) HVAC,
Combined Heat and Power service water heating for
(CHP) or Cogeneration domestic or space heating
purposes.

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EPA Clean Air Act, Title VI, An economizer


Rule 608

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Option 1. Whole Building


Energy Simulation, Option
Building envelope, HVAC,
2. Prescriptive Compliance
Service Water Heating,
Path: ASHRAE 50%
Power, Lighting, Other
Advanced Energy Design
Equipment
Guide Option 3. Prescriptive
Compliance Path: Advanced
Buildings Core Performance
Guide
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What four fundamental What are the thresholds for


strategies can increase energy renewable energy production
performance? credit?

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What are the eligible types What biofuel systems are NOT
of systems for Renewable eligible for Renewable Energy
Energy Production? Production?

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What are the two (2) Options What types of equipment


for Enhanced Refrigerant are NOT subject to the
Management? Fundamental Refrigerant
Management requirements?

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Orientation, Site Energy
Shell): 1%, 5%, 10%
Sources, Efficient Envelope,
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Energy Recovery Systems
1%, 3%, 5%

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Photovoltaic systems, Wind


energy systems, Solar
Combustion of municipal
thermal systems, Biofuel-
solid waste, Forestry biomass
based electrical systems,
waste other than mill residue,
Geothermal heating or
Coated Wood, or Treated
electric systems, Low-
Wood.
impact hydroelectric power
systems, Wave & tidal
power systems
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Small HVAC units (less than Option 1. No refrigerants or


0.5 lbs [225 grams] of Low-Impact Refrigerants
refrigerant), standard Option 2. Calculation of
refrigerators, small water Refrigeration Impact
coolers.

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What is the duration and % a What are the two (2) Options
project must engage in to earn to determine electricity use
points under Green Power and for Green Power and Carbon
Carbon Offsets? Offsets?

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RECs can be used to Carbon offsets can be used to


mitigate what type(s) of mitigate what type(s) of
emissions for Green Power emissions for Green Power
and Carbon Offsets? and Carbon Offsets?

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What is the distance ALL


What are the three (3) basic naturally ventilated spaces
methods for ventilating must be in proximity to an
buildings? operable wall or roof
opening to the outdoors?

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Option 1. Use the calculated


energy consumption results 5-year contract AND 50%
from EA Prerequisite Minimum provision of the project's
Energy Performance or Option energy from green power,
2. Estimate electricity use using carbon offsets, or renewable
CBECS database energy certificates.

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Scope 1 or Scope 2 Scope 2, electricity use.


emissions.

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Mechanical Ventilation (active


ventilation), Natural Ventilation
(passive ventilation), Mixed-
Mode Ventilation (both
25' feet mechanical & natural
ventilation)

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What is the typical permitted What is the maximum background


distance for Environmental noise level allowed for HVAC
Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control equipment in classrooms required
(IEQ Prerequisite 2)? for Minimum Acoustical
Performance (IEQ Prerequisite 3)?

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What acoustic issues need At what % must an outdoor air


to considered for Acoustic delivery monitoring system
Performance? generate an alarm for
insufficient airflow values or
carbon dioxide?

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What is considered a densely For increased ventilation


occupied space when what % must mechanically
monitoring CO2 ventilated spaces increase
concentrations for outdoor air ventilation rates
mechanically ventilated required by ASHRAE 62.1?
spaces?

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45 dBA
25' feet

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HVAC background noise


10% variation from design Sound transmission
values Reverberation time
Sound reinforcement and
masking systems

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30% above rates required by 25 people or more per 1,000


ASHRAE 62.1 square feet

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How does a project confirm


What filtration media is required
natural ventilation is an
for Enhanced IAQ strategies?
effective strategy?

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What is required for What are the five (5) areas


Construction IAQ SMACNA standards for
Management Plan? recommended IAQ Control
Measures?

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What are the two (2)


What are the two (2) Options building flush-out paths a
for Indoor Air Quality project can consider for IAQ
Assessment? Assessment?

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Follow the CIBSE flow diagram. MERV 13 or F7 (CEN Standard


EN 779-2002)

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Meet or exceed SMACNA


guidelines
HVAC protection
Protect absorptive materials
Source control stored on-site
Pathway interruption Use MERV 8 (F5) filters on
Housekeeping operating air-handlers
Prohibit smoking in the
Scheduling building and within 25' (7.5
meters) of entrances
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14,000 Cubic Feet of


Outdoor Air per SF of Floor
Area @ 60F & 60% relative
humidity OR 3,500 Cubic
Option 1. Flush-out, Option
Feet of Outdoor Air per SF
2. Air testing
of Floor Area @ Minimum
Rate of .30 (cfm) until
reaching 14,000 Cubic Feet
per SF
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What are the general emissions


At what height must air samples
evaluation standards
be collected at for IAQ
associated with low-emitting
Assessment?
adhesives and sealants?

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How long must permanent What MERV rating must


entryway systems be in the mechanically ventilated
primary direction of travel buildings design HVAC
for Enhanced IAQ systems to filter supply air
Strategies? prior to occupancy?

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What types of rooms would What % of the building


require negative air pressure, occupants must have
self-closing doors, and deck- individual lighting controls
to-deck partitions or hard-lid for Interior Lighting?
ceilings for interior cross-
contamination prevention?

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California Department of Public 3 to 6 feet (900 to 1,800 mm)


Health (CDPH) Standard Method above floor to represent the
v1.1-2010 and German AgBB breathing zone
Testing and Evaluation Scheme
(2010)

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MERV 13 (F7) or higher 10' (3 meters) in the primary


direction of travel at
regularly used exterior
entrances.

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Garages
At least 90% of individual Houskeeping and laundry
occupant spaces and 100% of areas
shared multi-occupant spaces
Copying and printing rooms

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What % of the building


How many modes must lighting
occupants must have individual
systems be able to operate in?
comfort controls for Thermal
Comfort?

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What standards must be What are the six (6) primary


followed for thermal comfort comfort factors associated
design? with ASHRAE 55?

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What % of regularly
What are the three (3) options occupied floor area must
to achieve IEQ Credit achieve daylight
Daylight? illumination for IEQ Credit
Daylight?

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At least 50% of individual


occupant spaces and 100% for 3: On, off, and mid-level
all shared multi-occupant
spaces

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Metabolic Rate, Clothing Option 1. ASHRAE Standard


Insulation, Air Temperature, 55-10
Radiant Temperature, Air OR
Speed, Humidity
Option 2. IOS and CEN
Standards

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Option 1. Simulation: Spatial


daylight autonomy and annual
75% = 1 Point sunlight exposure
Option 2. Simulation: I
luminance calculations
Option 3. Measurement

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What % of regularly occupied


floor area must have direct line
What are the four kinds of of sight to the outdoors via
views? vision glazing for IEQ Credit
Views?

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Views into the interior atria


may be used to meet what What dBA must background
percent of the required area noise from HVAC equipment
for Quality Views? be reduced to for Minimum
Acoustic Performance?

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What is the maximum What is the maximum


number of points a project number of points a project
can earn for achieving can earn for IN Credit
Exemplary Performance? Innovation for the
innovation option?

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-Multiple lines of sight to vision glazing in


different directions at least 90 degrees apart
-Views that include at least two of the following:
(1) flora, fauna, or sky; (2) movement; and (3)
objects at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) from the
75% = 1 Point exterior of the glazing
-Unobstructed views located within the distance
of three times the head height of the vision
glazing
-Views with a view factor of 3 or greater

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40 dBA
30%

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4 Points 2 Points

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What is the maximum number What is required for LEED


of points a project can earn for Accredited Professional
Pilot Credits? credit?

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At a minimum, projects must


What is the maximum number provide dedicated area for
of points a project can earn collection and storage of what
for Regional Priority credits? five (5) materials?

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What do calculations need What are the minimum %


to be done by for thresholds for debris to be
Construction and recycled or salvaged for
Demolition Waste Construction and
Management? Demolition Waste
Management?

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One LEED AP with a specialty 4 Points


appropriate for the project

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Paper, Corrugated
Cardboard, Glass, Plastics, 4 Points
and Metals

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50% = 1 Point; 75% = 2 Weight or Volume


Points

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What is required for a project Who is NOT required to


team to establish for have a Chain of Custody
Construction and Demolition documentation for FSC-
Waste Management Planning? certified wood?

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What international For Innovation credit when


alternative compliance path pursuing Option 1 Innovation
is available for material what must the team identify?
ingredient optimization?

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What is a BAS? What is WaterSense?

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End User Waste diversion goals

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Intent of proposed
innovation credit, proposed
requirement(s) for
compliance, proposed REACH Optimization
submittals, and strategies
used to meet requirement(s)

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Building Automation System


(BAS), it uses computer-
WaterSense is a partnership based monitoring to
program sponsored by EPA, coordinate, organize, and
helping consumers identify optimize building control
water-efficient products and subsystems, including
programs. lighting, equipment
scheduling, and alarm
reporting.

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At what heights should CO2 When can certification be


sensors be placed at for revoked?
breathing zone requirements?

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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
traditional projects What energy-related
What is Technical Release building aspects must be
(TR) 55? considered for Integrative
Process?
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How many potential


strategies must be
What water-related building assessed for each
aspects must be considered energy-related building
for Integrative Process? aspect for Integrative
Design?

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Certification may be revoked


from any LEED project upon
gaining knowledge of non- Between 3 and 6 feet
compliance with any applicable above the floor.
MPR. If such a circumstance
occurs, registration and/or
certification fees will not be
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Site conditions An approach to hydrology in
Massing and orientation which watersheds are modeled
Basic envelope attributes to calculate storm runoff
Lighting levels volume, peak rate of discharge,
Thermal comfort ranges hydrographs, and storage
volumes, developed by the
Plug and process load
former USDA Soil Conservation
needs Service

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Interior water demand


At least 2 strategies must be Outdoor water demand
assessed for each of the six
aspects. Process water demand
Supply sources

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What tool is used to benchmark


building performance for What LEED ND certification
Integrative Design? designations are eligible for
LEED ND Location credit?

GBES 109 GBES 110

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GBES 91

What percent of a building When renovating an


must be maintained for abandoned or blighted
historic building reuse? building what percent of the
building must be maintained?

GBES 111 GBES 112


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What is the minimum What are the six impact


percent reuse required for categories of a life-cycle
building and material assessment?
reuse?

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-LEED ND Pilot, Stage 2 LEED ND


Certified Plan
-LEED ND Pilot, Stage 3 LEED ND
Certified Project
-LEED 2009, Stage 2 Pre-certified LEED EPA's Target Finder
ND Plan
-LEED 2009, Stage 3 LEED ND Certified
Neighborhood Development
-LEED v4 LEED ND Certified Plan
-LEED v4 LEED ND Certified Built Project
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At least 50% by surface area There is no minimum


of the existing structure, requirement. The historic
enclosure, and interior designation must be
structural elements. maintained however.

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-Global warming potential (greenhouse


gases)
-Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer
-Acidification of land and water sources
At least 25% from off site or
-Eutrophication
on site as a percentage of
-Formation of tropospheric ozone
the surface area.
-Depletion of nonrenewable energy
resources

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When conducting a whole-


building life-cycle assessment For a whole-building life-cycle
what are the min/max assessment what is the service
reductions of the impact life of the baseline building?
categories?

GBES 116
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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
traditional projects
What is the location What is the minimum number
valuation factor for the of products required for the
optimization and disclosure disclosure option of the MR
GBES credits? 91 credits?

GBES 117 GBES 118

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What factor is used to What are the three types of


determine the optimization EPDs and what is the
of the MR credits? product value of each type?

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A minimum of 10% in at least


3 impact categories (of which
60 years one must be GHG emissions)
and do not exceed any impact
category by more than 5%
compared to a baseline
building.

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Products and materials


that
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- intended for use by purchaser
manufactured, and
At least 20 different
purchased within 100
permanently installed
miles (160 km) of the
products sourced from at
project value are valued at
least 5 different
200% of their cost.
manufacturers

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Product-specific declaration: Use products that comply


1/4 of a product with the criteria of each
Industry-wide (generic) EPD: credit based on the cost
1/2 of a product of the products, compared
Product-specific Type III EPD: 1 to the total value of
product permanently installed
products.

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How many qualifying products A cradle-to-gate assessment


must be sourced for exemplary is required for what material
peformance for product disclosure?
disclosure?

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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
Structure and enclosure
traditional
materials may not projects
constitute
more than what percent of All EPDs must be
compliant building products consistent with what
for material disclosure and standards?
optimization? 91
GBES

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What are the acceptable What are the types of


corporate sustainability responsible extraction
reporting (CSR) criteria for sourcing of raw
frameworks? materials?

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Each of the three types of EPDs


require at least a cradle-to-gate At least 40 qualifying products
scope.

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ISO standards 14025, 14040, 30%


14044, and EN 15804 or ISO
21930

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-Global Reporting Initiative


-Extended producer (GRI) Sustainability Report
responsibility -Organization for Economic Co-
operation and Development
-Bio-based materials
(OECD) Guidelines for
-Wood products Multinational Enterprises
-Materials reuse
-U.N. Global Compact:
-Recycled content Communication of Progress
-ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on
Social Responsibility
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What standards are acceptable What Cradle-to-Cradle certified


products count towards
for material ingredient
material ingredient
optimization? optimization?

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are more expensive than


traditional projects
What information must be What should be used to
inventoried for a site estimate the water storage
assessment? capacity of a site during a site
GBES 91 assessment?

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What is a three-year aged What should be used to


SR (or SRI)? designate a site as prime
farmland and identify its soil
classification?

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-Cradle to Cradle v2 Gold: 100% of


cost GreenScreen v1.2 Benchmark
-Cradle to Cradle v2 Platinum:
Cradle to Cradle Certified
150% of cost
REACH Optimization
-Cradle to Cradle v3 Silver: 100%
of cost (International Alternative
-Cradle to Cradle v3 Gold or Compliance Path)
Platinum: 150% of cost
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Urban Hydrology for Small -Topography


Watersheds Technical -Hydrology
Release 55 (TR-55) or local -Climate
equivalent for projects -Vegetation
outside the U.S. -Soils
-Human use
-Human health effects

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A solar reflectance or solar


Natural Resources reflectance index rating that
Conservation Service (or is measured after three
local equivalent) years of weather exposure

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What reduction is required for What types of demand


demand response? response programs are
acceptable?

GBES 134
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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
traditional projects

What is load shedding? What is the contract period


for demand response?
GBES 91

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What are the three options What type of location must


for high priority sites? a historic district project be
located in for High-Priority
Site?

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Semi-automated and automated At least 10% of the estimated peak


(not manual) electricity demand

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An intentional action by a
utility to reduce the load on
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A minimum of one year with the system. Load shedding
the intention of multiyear is usually conducted during
renewal emergency periods, such as
capacity shortages, system
instability, or voltage
control.

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Option 1. Historic district


Option 2. Priority
On an infill location designation
Option 3. Brownfield
remediation

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What are the minimum


weekday and weekend trips
What are the priority
for projects with multiple
designations for High-
transit types (bus, streetcar,
Priority Site? rail, or ferry)?

GBES 139 GBES 140

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are more expensive than


Whattraditional projects
are the minimum
weekday and weekend trips When can planned stops and
for projects with commuter stations count towards
rail or ferry service only? Access to Quality Transit?
GBES 91

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How close does a functional


What must a bicycle
entry or bicycle storage
network connect to?
need to be to a bicycle
network?

GBES 143 GBES 144


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-Site listed by the EPA National Priorities List


-Federal Empowerment Zone site
-Federal Enterprise Community site
-Federal Renewal Community site
-Department of the Treasury Community
Development Financial Institutions Fund
Qualified Low-Income Community
72 weekday, 40 weekend -Site in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Developments Qualified Census Tract or
Difficult Development Area
.
-Local equivalent program administered at the
national level for projects outside the U.S.
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When they are sited, funded,
and under construction by the 24 weekday, 6 weekend
date of the certificate of
occupancy and are complete
within 24 months of that date.

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At least one of the following:


-at least 10 diverse uses
-a school or employment center, if
Within 200-yards (180- the project total floor area is 50% or
meters) walking or bicycling more residential
distance -a bus rapid transit stop, light or
heavy rail station, commuter rail
station, or ferry terminal

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What is the maximum distance


on a bicycle network Where must short-term
destinations (diverse use, bicycle storage be located?
school/employment center,
quality transit) must be?

GBES 145 GBES 146

True or False: LEED projects


LEED BD+C LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects

Where must long-term bicycle What is required for Reduced


storage be located?91 Parking Footprint?
GBES

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When is a 40% reduction


from the base ratios of the How much preferred
ITE Transportation Planning parking is required for
Handbook required for Reduced Parking Footprint?
Reduced Parking Footprint?

GBES 149 GBES 150


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Within 100 feet (30 meters) Within a 3-mile (4,800 meter)


walking distance of any main bicycling distance of the project
entrance. boundary.

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1. Do not exceed the


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requirements
2. A percent reduction from Within 100 feet (30 meters) walkin
a baseline (20% or 40% distance of any functional entry.
depending on what other
credits are achieved)

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When a project earns


EITHER LT Credit
5% of the total parking
Surrounding Density and
spaces AFTER reductions
Diverse Uses or LT Credit
are made from the base
Access to Quality Transit
ratios.

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What percent of Open Space How much outdoor space must


must be vegetated? be provided for Open Space?

GBES 152
GBES 151

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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
traditional projects
What must outdoor space
be to qualify for Open What types of outdoor spaces
Space? qualify for Open Space?
GBES 91

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How much rainfall must be


When can a vegetated roof managed for a project with a
count towards vegetation zero-lot-line with a minimum
for Open Space? density of 1.5 FAR?

GBES 155
GBES 156
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30% of the total site area


(including the building 25% minimum
footprint) or greater.

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-paving or turf that


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accommodates outdoor social
activities
-paving or turf that encourages
Physically accessible
physical activity
-year-round garden space
-community gardens
-preserved or created habitat

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85th Percentile When a project has a


density of 1.5 FAR

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For a project with open space


What are some ways to capture what minimum rainfall must
rainwater to prevent runoff? be managed?

GBES 157 GBES 158

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True or False: LEED projects
are more expensive than
traditional projects When managing a
When managing rainwater percentile of rainfall events
using natural land cover what minimum amount of
condtions what must be historical rainfall data is
GBES done? 91 required?

GBES 159 GBES 160

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What minimum percent of


parking spaces must be
What percent of runoff must placed under cover for
be managed for the 95th Heat Island Reduction
percentile rainfall event? Option 2. Parking Under
Cover?

GBES 161 GBES 162


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LID and green infrastructure


95th Percentile

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Manage on site the annual
increase in runoff volume
from the natural land cover
10 years worth condition to the
postdeveloped condition.

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75%
100%

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How is the total vehicle parking


Shade and architectural devices
spaces calculated for Heat
used for Heat Island Reduction
Island Reduction?
must have at least what three-
year aged solar reflectance?

GBES 163
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True or False: LEED projects


LEED BD+C LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects
Any roof used to shade What are the light pollution
covered parking for Heat reduction requirements for
Island Reduction must meet internally illuminated exterior
GBES 91
what requirements? signs?

GBES 165 GBES 166

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How many conditions are


What exterior lighting is there where the lighting
exempted from uplight and boundarycan be different
light tresspass than the property
requirements? boundary?

GBES 167 GBES 168


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The number of parking spaces 0.28. If the three-year aged


in the LEED project boundary value information is not
(includes motorcycle parking). available use materials with an
Do not count bicycle parking initial SR of at least 0.33
spaces.

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Do not exceed a luminance -1.Copyright


Three GBESyear aged
- intended SRI
for use by of at
purchaser
least 32
of 200 cd/m2 (nits) during
nighttime hours and 2000 -2. Or a vegetated roof
cd/m2 (nits) during daytime -3. Or covered by energy
hours. generation systems

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-Specialized lighting for transportation


There are 3 conditions. The -Lighting for faade and landscape
exceptions are not listed lighting in MLO lighting zones 3 and 4
-Lighting for theatrical purposes
here due to their length (see -Government-mandated roadway lighting
the reference guide). -Hospital emergency departments,
including associated helipads
-Lighting for the national flag in MLO
lighting zones 2, 3, or 4
-Internally illuminated signage

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If the BUG rating method is


When using the calculation used to meet the Uplight
method for light pollution requirements does the
reduction how far apart can the method have to be used to
calculation points be? mee the Light Tresspass
requirements?

GBES 169 GBES 170

True or False: LEED projects


LEED BD+C LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects
What optional systems can be
submetered for Water
What is a BUG rating?
Metering?
GBES 91

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What percent of water


distribution must be What frequency must
submetered for irrigation, metered data be compiled
indoor plumbing fixtures, for Building-Level-Water
domestic hot water, or other Metering?
process water?

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No. Project teams can use the No more than 5 feet (1.5
BUG method or calculation meters) apart.
method for Uplight, and use the
same or different method for
Light Tresspass.

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Two or more of the following: ACopyright


luminaire
GBES - classification system
intended for use by purchaser
-Irrigation that classifies luminaires in terms
-Indoor plumbing fixtures and of backlight (B), uplight (U), and
fittings glare (G) (taken from IES/IDA
-Domestic hot water Model Lighting Ordinance). BUG
ratings supersede the former
-Boilers
cutoff ratings.
-Reclaimed water
-Other process water

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Monthly and annual 80% must be submetered


summaries

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How long must a project


commit to sharing metering What type of water is
data with USGBC and when municipally supplied
must the sharing begin? reclaimed/recycled water?

GBES 175 GBES 176

True or False: LEED projects


LEED BD+C LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects
What minimum percent
reduction of outdoor water How can reductions be
use is required from a achieved for WE
calculated baseline? Prerequisite Outdoor Water
GBES 91
Use Reduction?

GBES 177 GBES 178

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What percent reduction is


What areas are excluded
required for WE Credit
from outdoor water use
Outdoor Water Use
reduction calculations?
Reduction?

GBES 179
GBES 180
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A five-year period beginning


Using EPA's WaterSense on the date the project
Water Budget Tool accepts LEED certification or
typical occupancy, whichever
comes first
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AND
30% reduction from the
2. Irrigation efficiency
calculated baseline for the
Alternative water sources site's peak watering month
CANNOT be used for the
prerequisite

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Nonvegetated surfaces
(permeable and
impermeable pavement)
50% from the calculated
are excluded. Athletic
baseline for the site's peak
fields, food gardens, and
watering month.
playgrounds can be
included or excluded at
the project teams'
discretion.
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What reduction is
automatically earned when
How can reductions be installing smart irrigation
achieved beyond 30% be controls for WE Credit
achieved for outdoor water use Outdoor Water Use
reduction? Reduction?

GBES 181 GBES 182

LEED BD+C
True or False: LEED projects LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects
What indoor water use
reduction percent earns What must be conducted for
exemplary performance? Cooling Tower Water Use?
GBES 91

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Any individual energy end


What minimum number of use that represents ____
cooling tower cycles would percent of the total annual
earn a project 2 points? consumption of the
building must have an
advanced energy meter?

GBES 186
GBES 185
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Any combination of efficiency,


15% from the baseline alternative water sources, and
smart scheduling technologies

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A one-time potable water


analysis measuring at least 55%
the required five control
parameters

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10%
A 10-cycle minimum.

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How long must an advanced


energy metering system store What energy sources must be
data? metered in a building?

GBES 187 GBES 188

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True or False: LEED projects LEED BD+C

are more expensive than


traditional projects
How often must advanced What three components are
meters be able to report part of monitoring-based
data? commissioning (MBCx)?
GBES 91

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Does building envelope What minimum number of


commissioning have to be waste streams must be
completed for Fundamental diverted for C&D Waste
Commissioning? Management?

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-Electricity
-Natural gas, fuel oil, other fossil
fuels
36 months
-Biofuels
-District chilled water, steam, and
hot water

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Permanent energy
monitoring systems, real-
time energy analysis, and Hourly, daily, monthly, and
ongoing commissioning annually

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No. It must be documented


Divert at least 50% of the in the OPR and BOD. It is
total C&D material, not required unless the
including at least three project team pursues EA
material streams Credit Enhanced
Commissioning, Option 2.

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When reducing total waste


material for C&D Waste What does not qualify as
Management what is the material diverted from disposal
maximum amount of waste for C&D Waste Management
allowed? Planning?

GBES 193 GBES 194

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What hazardous waste What two simulations are


stream categories require required for Daylighting,
safe collection, storage, Option 1 Simulation?
and disposal?

GBES 195 GBES 196

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What is the threshold for an


What is the threshold for an ASE simulation?
sDA simulation?

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2.5 lbs / SF (12.2 kg / m2) of


Alternative daily cover (ACD) waste for the building's floor
and land-clearing debris. area

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sDA and ASE Choose two of these three:


Batteries, mercury-
containing lamps, or
electronic waste

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1,000 lux of direct sunlight


for more than 250 hours of 300 lux for 50% of the
the year between 8 AM and hours between 8 AM and 6
6 PM local time for a full PM local time for a full
calendar year calendar year

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When do the daylight At what height should


simulations for Option 2 daylight measurements be
Simulation: Illuminance taken?
calculations occur?

GBES 199 GBES 200


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30 inches (750 mm) above the 9 AM on the first equinox


finished floor for the default (March 21 or September 21) and
workplane height 3 PM on the second equinox

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