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Q. What does LEED stand for?
A. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Q. In terms of life cycle, what can a LEED certified building offer over conventional buildings? (any 2 answers)
A. They are more adaptable to new uses. They are more recyclable. They are more efficient economically. They use less water. They use materials wisely. They generate less pollutants/greenhouse gases.
Q. Name one economical benefit to a client who owns a Green building.
A. Reduced employee absenteeism. Reduced employee turn over. Lower operational costs.
Q. How many points do you need to achieve LEED certification?
A. 26 to 32
Q. How many points do you need to achieve LEED silver?
A. 33 to 38
Q. How many points do you need to achieve LEED gold?
A. 39 to 51
Q. How many points do you need to achieve LEED platinum?
A. 52 or more
Q. What is the base requirement to continue with the LEED scorecard? If this is not met LEED cannot be pursued.
A. The prerequisites must be achievable.
Q. How many points are prerequisites worth?
A. None.
Q. Are any credits ever worth more than one?
A. Some of the credits have ‘sub-credits’ or “cumulative” credits attached to them.
Q. What are the credits that have cumulative credits attached? Name 2.
A. Water Efficient Landscaping – Reduce by 50% or eliminate, Water Use Reduction 20% and 30%, Builiding Reuse 75% and 95%, Construction Waste Management-Divert 50% and 75% from Landfill, Recycled Content 7.5% and15%, Regional Materials 10% and 20%, Daylight and Views 75% and 90%
Q. What document needs to be submitted for every credit persued?
A. The LEED letter templates.
Q. What is the LEED Canada website?
Q. What is the first step toward LEED Certification?
A. The first step is registering the project with the Canada Green Building Council. Registering early in the development process ensures the maximum potential for high building performance and establishes contact with the CaGBC.
Q. What is the difference between LEED accreditation and LEED certification?
A. Accreditation is the professional standing for a person and certification is for a building.