What are three characteristics of the USGBC's program development?
List the two documents that need to be reviewed by the Commissioning Authority (CxA) for clarity and completeness.
Basis of Design
Owners Project Requirements
What are credit interpretation rulings (CIRs)?
Credit interpretation rulings (CIRs) set precedents for the interpretation of LEED credits.
What book directs the activities of the design group, starting from the pre-design stage through all the successive stages?
The LEED Reference guide
List the three objectives of the LEED minimum program requirements.
Protect the integrity of the LEED program.
Reduce certification process challenges.
Give clear guidance to users.
What is the approach to ensure effective implementation of a variety of sustainable design strategies?
Define prerequisite as it applies to LEED rating systems.
A prerequisite is a mandatory project characteristic, measurement, quality, value, or function as identified within the LEED rating system.
What is a LEED Green Rater?
A Green Rater is an individual who works for a LEED for Homes Provider and performs on-site inspections and testing for the LEED for Homes Rating System.
Which rating systems will award a project one or more points for already being LEED-certified in another rating system?
- LEED for Homes
- LEED for Commercial Interiors
- LEED for Operations and Maintenance
List the three components of the triple bottom line.
What is the basis for LEED Certification fees?
The project square footage
The LEED rating system that should be pursued by a new high rise residential building is _____.
LEED for New Construction
The minimum age for a building to participate in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system is _____.
Which LEED rating system employs a three-stage review?
LEED for Neighborhood Development
The minimum score required to pass the LEED Green Associate exam is _____.
A LEED project is completed with a total of 70 points acquired. The level of certification reached by the project is _____.
Define a project charette as it applies to LEED.
The charette is a one or two day meeting of high-level discussions at the beginning of a project to define the overall strategy and including all the key project stakeholders.
Who can use the USGBC logo?
Only USGBC members in good standing.
What is the general rule for achieving an exceptional or exemplary performance credit?
Meet the performance level defined by the next step in the threshold progression.
What is the intent of the Innovation in Design category?
To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for designs or processes not specifically addressed by LEED
The critical project stage for shaping and developing a sustainable building is the _____.
Which rating system requires the project team to establish a Preliminary Rating?
LEED for Homes
Which rating system requires a recertification process?
LEED for Operations and Maintenance
What is the “cornerstone for developing sustainable buildings”?
Integrated building design
What is the most effective way to assure the development and implementation of an integrated building design during the pre-design phase?
Participation of the entire team.
What is the greatest benefit of an integrative design process in terms of achieving LEED Certification?
To capitalize on credit synergies.
When submitting a CIR, what are the two things that should be included?
Essential background information
What is the minimum project square footage required for projects using LEED BD+C, LEED ID+C and LEED O+M?
1,000 square feet
What is the minimum point threshold a LEED for Homes project can achieve to become LEED certified?
What is the requirement to maintain LEED AP status?
30 Continuing Education (CE) hours over a 2-year period
What is "LEED Online"?
LEED Online is the primary resource for managing the LEED documentation process.
Through LEED Online, project teams can manage project details, complete documentation requirements for LEED credits and prerequisites, upload supporting files, submit applications for review, receive reviewer feedback, and ultimately earn LEED certification.
List two advantages of having the LEED goal-setting meeting early on in the project.
To evaluate costs of pursuing various credits and strategies
To receive discounted project registration fees
How are Credit Interpretation Rulings (CIRs) connected to Innovation in Design credits?
An Innovation in Design credit is not guaranteed unless it has been established via the CIR process.
A concrete building is completely de-constructed on-site and the concrete is crushed and reused as base rock for the new foundation. Which credits might this apply to?
Construction Waste Diversion.
Define the LEED for Core and Shell certification.
LEED for Core and Shell deals specifically with speculative buildings where the interior tenant spaces will be built later and/or by a different party.
How many years does it take for the LEED O&M certification to expire?
The LEED Minimum Program Requirements state that the building must be built on _____ and the building must be _____.
Define "LEED Green Fellow".
A LEED Green Fellow is the highest credential, demonstrating 10 or more years of LEED experience and commitment to the green building field.
The following are _____ in a LEED Certification project
- Construction workers
- Future occupants
- Future maintenance team
- Community, gov’t reps
- Utility companies
The term "People, profit, planet" refers to what?
The triple bottom line
What year did the USGBC create LEED?
These are all examples of what?
- design fees & permit expenses
- project registration & certification fees
- appeals and CIR fees
- LEED consultant fees
- energy modeling fees
Define synergy as it relates to the LEED credits.
A credit synergy is achieved when a single strategy aids two or more credits and/or prerequisites.
What is the term for when a single strategy for one credit hurts another.
The LEED scorecard is also called the _____.
LEED credit checklist
Who is responsible for the following?
- establish user documents
- register project
- set up team members
- assign credit responsibilities
- submit documents to GBCI
LEED Project Administrator
The LEED project registration fee for USGBC National members is ______.
List some benefits of having a LEED AP on the project team.
Knowledge of LEED & green building practices
Explain LEED credits
LEED project experience
Encourage whole building approach
Streamline the LEED process
The _____ is the basis for determining a project's Regional Priority credit options.
_____ set precedents for the interpretation of LEED credits as it relates to specific strategies and applications.
Credit interpretation rulings (CIRs)
A _____ is a mandatory project characteristic, measurement, quality, value, or function as identified within the LEED rating system.
A _____ is an individual who works for a LEED for Homes Provider and performs on-site inspections and testing for the LEED for Homes Rating System.
A key part of the integrated design process, the _____ is a one or two day meeting of high-level discussions at the beginning of a project to define the overall strategy and including all the key project stakeholders.
What category provides design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for designs or processes not specifically addressed by LEED.
Innovation in Design
_____ is the primary resource for managing the LEED documentation process.
_____ deals specifically with speculative buildings where the interior tenant spaces will be built later and/or by a different party.
LEED for Core and Shell
A LEED _____ is the highest credential, demonstrating 10 or more years of LEED experience and commitment to the green building field.
List examples of soft costs.
design fees & permit expenses
project registration & certification fees
appeals and CIR fees
LEED consultant fees
energy modeling fees
Define tradeoff as it relates to the LEED credits.
A tradeoff happens when a single strategy for one credit and/or prerequisite hurts another.
List some of the LEED Project Administrator's responsibilities.