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For MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse [maintain 75% of existing walls, floors, and roof], what content, specifically, falls within the 75% of materials to be maintained? What content should be DIScluded?
Maintain at least 75% (based on surface) of existing building structure (including structural floor and roof decking) and envelope (exterior skin and framing, excluding window assemblies and non-structural roofing materials). (For Credit 1.2: maintain 95% of existing walls, floors, and roof], maintain an additional 20% to make credit applicable). Do NOT include non-structural roofing materials, window assemblies, structural and envelope materials deemed to be unsound and/or hazardous.

ER
For MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse [maintain 75% of existing walls, floors, and roof], MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse [maintain 95% of existing walls, floors, and roof], AND MR Credit 1.3: Building Reuse [maintain 50% of interior non-structural elements], what in the requirements would make these credits NOT applicable?
If the project includes an addition to an existing building and the square footage of the addition is more than 2 times the square footage of the existing building.

ER
For MR Credit 1: Building Reuse, what approaches would one take to assure requirements for reuse are met?
For any project reusing portions of an existing building, 1. Inventory the existing conditions – develop a floor plan showing existing content in detail to determine the surface area for all these pre-existing elements. 2. Confirm that the items designated for reuse CAN be reused.

ER
What calculations are to be provided for MR Credits 1.1 and 1.2: Building Reuse [walls, floors, and roof] in order to determine if 1 point will be rewarded?
Prepare a spreadsheet listing all elements within the building – 1. Quantify each item (existing and retained area), 2. Determine the percent of existing elements that are retained by dividing the total retained materials area by the total existing materials area (sq. ft.).

If 75% of existing envelope and structural components are maintained, 1 point will be rewarded. For 95% maintained, 2 points will be rewarded. (Same steps to be taken for MR Credit 1.3: Building Reuse [maintain 50% of interior non-structural elements] with 1 point to be rewarded for maintaining 50% of all interior non-structural building elements.

ER
For MR Credits 2.1 and 2.2: Construction Waste Management, what content should one consider recycling and what potential technologies and strategies should be employed?
Consider recycling cardboard, metal, brick, acoustical tile, concrete, plastic, clean wood, glass, gypsum wallboard, carpet, and insulation. Designate specific areas on the construction site for collection of recycled materials, and track efforts throughout recycling process. Identify haulers and recyclers to handle the designated materials.

ER
For MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
Project teams may earn an innovation in design point when the percent of total waste diverted is 95% or greater.

ER
For MR Credits 2.1 and 2.2: Construction Waste Management, what are required calculations based on in order to tell if either credit is fulfilled and point(s) may be awarded?
Calculations for these credits are based on the amount of waste diverted from the landfill or incineration compared to the total amount of waste generated on-site. Convert all materials to either weight or volume in order to calculate these percentages. Exclude hazardous wastes and excavated soils from these calculations. If 50% is diverted, 1 point is rewarded for Credit 2.1. If 75% is diverted, an additional point (2 points) will be rewarded for Credit 2.2.

ER
In SS Prerequisite 1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention, what person identifies erosion prone areas for the ESC (Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan) and what person adopts this plan to make sure that on-site erosion does not occur?
The civil engineer identifies erosion-prone areas and the soil stabilization areas. The contractor then adopts a plan to implement measures presented by the civil engineer and responds to rain events and other activities accordingly.
For SS Credit 1: Site Selection, what is the essential goal of sustainable site selection and what type site best accomodates this goal?
The essential element is the prevention of habitat encroachment. The best strategy for selecting a building site is to choose one that has been previously developed.

BH
For SS, what 3 credits require a Construction Submittal?
SS Prerequite 1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention, SS Credit 5.1: Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat, SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof

BH
For SS Credit 2: Development Density & Community Connectivity, what are the 2 equations that must be used in Option 1: Development Density calculations?
1. Development Density= gross building square footage/project site area
2. Density Radius= 3 x [the square root of (property area x 43560)]

BH
For SS Credit 2: Development Density & Community Connectivity, what are the two stipulations for Option 2: Community Connectivity?
1. At least one area zoned for residential development of 10 units per acre or greater must be present within the 1/2 mile radius.
2. At least 10 community services must be present within the 1/2 mile radius.

BH
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SS Prerequisite 1

Identify the "control technology" in the photograph.
For MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse, what are the two major groups of reused materials found on site and how can these groups qualify for reuse?
1. “Fixed” components which were on-site before the project started. To qualify as reused for this credit, these fixed items must no longer be able to serve their original function and must be reconditioned and installed for a different use in a different location. Ex – A fire door removed and used as a countertop.

2. “Finished” materials. They may continue to serve their original function but should undergo refurbishment to become functional. Ex – Refurbished door hardware.

ER
For MR Prerequisite 1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables, what non-hazardous materials are required to be provided with easily accessible collection facilities dedicated to their recycling?
Paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals (at a minimum).

ER
For SS Credit 3: Brownfield Redevelopment, what regulations certify that a site is a brownfield?
ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, and EPA Brownfields Definition

BH
For MR Credit 3: Material Reuse, what are the required calculations to be completed in order to receive credit point(s)?
1. List the reused or salvaged materials used on the project and determine the cost of each material.

2. Determine the Total Materials Cost for the project:
Total Construction Cost x 0.45.

3. Calculate the Percent Reuse Materials:
Cost of Reuse Materials / Total Materials Cost.

ER
For MR Prerequisite 1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables, what are potential strategies that could be used to facilitate the reduction of waste generated?
Coordinate the size and functionality of the recycling areas with anticipated collection services to maximize the effectiveness of the dedicated areas. Consider employing cardboard balers, aluminum can crushers, recycling chutes and collection bins at individual workstations.

ER
For SS Credit 4.1: Alternative Transportation (Public Transportation Access), what are the two options given to earn this credit?
1. Locate a project within 1/2 mile of an existing - or planned and funded - commuter rail, light rail or subway station.
2. Locate a project within 1/4 mile of one or more stops for two or more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants.

BH
At what point is the MR Prerequisite 1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables submitted, and what data and calculation information is required to document prerequisite compliance?
This prerequisite is submitted as a part of the Design Submittal. In order to get credit for this: 1. Confirm that recycling collection areas have been provided, per requirements, 2. Confirm the types of materials that are being collected for recycling, and 3. Provide an optional narrative describing any special circumstances or considerations regarding the project’s prerequisite approach.

ER
At what point are the MR Credits 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3: Building Reuse submitted, and what data and calculation information is required to document compliance?
This credit is submitted as a part of the Construction Submittal. In order to get credit for this: 1. Confirm whether the project is strictly a renovation and if there is an addition. For projects with additions, confirm sq. ft. of new area. 2. Provide a tabulation of the existing and reused areas of each structural/envelope area (for Credit 1.3, provide a tabulation for non-structural interior elements), and 3. Provide an optional narrative.

ER
For SS Credit 4.1: Alternative Transportation (Public Transportation Access), what are the environmental benefits of reducing parking lot size?
Minimizing parking lots reduces the building footprint and sets aside more space for natural areas or greater development densities.

BH
For SS Credit 4.2: Alternative Transportation (Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms), what 3 calculations are required to submit for this credit?
1. FTE Occupants = Occupant Hours/8
2. Secure Bicycle Spaces (non-residential) = Peak Building Users x .05
3. Secure Bicycle Spaces (Residential) = Occupants x .15

BH
For SS Credit 4.3: Alternative Transportation (Low-Emission & Fuel Efficient Vehicles), what 3 options may one adopt to earn this credit?
1. Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of FTE occupants and provide preferred parking for these vehicles.
2. Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of teh total vehicle parking capacity of the site.
3. Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.

BH
For MR Credit 3: Material Reuse, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
An innovation in design point is available when a project documents that the value of salvaged or reused materials used on the project is equal to at least 15% of the total material costs.

ER
For all SS Credit 4, an Exemplary Performance Credit may be earned by instituting what?
May be earned by instituting a comprehensive transportation management plan that demonstrates a quantifiable reduction in personal automobile use through the implementation of multiple alternative options.

BH
For MR Credit 4.1 Recycled Content, what calculations should be used in order to determine elegibility for credit points?
1. To calculate the percentage of recycled content materials used on a project, list all recycled content materials and products and their costs.

Recycled Content Value ($) = (% post-consumer recycled content [weight] x material cost) + 0.5 x (% pre-consumer recycled content [weight] x material cost)

2. Percent Recycled Content = (Total Recycled Content Value $) / (Total Materials Cost $)

ER
For SS Credit 4.4: Alternative Transportation (Parking Capacity), what is the intent of this credit?
The intent of this credit is to limit availablity of parking as a means of encouraging the use of alternative forms of transportation to and from the site.

BH
For MR Credit 4.1 Recycled Content, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
Project teams may earn an innovation in design point for exemplary performance when the requirements reach the next step – 30% or greater recycled content.

ER
For SS Credit 4.4: Alternative Transportation (Parking Capacity), what must be submitted for all options in this credit?
1. Provide the FTE occupancy for the project.
2. Provide the total parking capacity of the site.
3. Confirm the appropriate project compliance path.

BH
At what point is MR Credit 4: Recycled Content submitted, and what data and calculation information is required to document compliance?
This credit is submitted as a part of the Construction Submittal. The data and calculation information required to determine compliance include: 1. Total project materials cost or total project costs to apply the 45% default material value. 2. A tabulation of each material used on the project, including a description, the manufacturer, cost, pre-consumer and/or post-consumer recycled content percentage, and the source of the recycled content data. 3. Optional narrative describing any special circumstances.

ER
For SS Credit 5.1: Site Development (Protect or Restore Habitat), what must be done to earn the exemplary performance credit?
Restoring or protecting a minimum of 75% of the site area (excluding building footprint) with native or adapted vegetation on previous developed or graded sites.

BH
What is the purpose of SS Credit 5.1: Site Development (Protect or Restore Habitat)?
Preserve and enhance natural site elements including existing water bodies, soil conditions, ecosystems, trees and other vegetation. Identify opportunities for site improvements that increase the area of native/adapted vegetation or other ecologically appropriate features.

BH
For SS Credit 5.2: Site Development (Maximize Open Space), the 3 options listed to earn this credit have different requirements for zoning and open space. What are these requirements?
1. Option 1: applies to those sites with zoning and open space requirements.
2. Option 2: applies to those sites with no zoning.
3. Option 3: applies to those sites with zoning but no open space requirement.

BH
For SS Credit 5.2: Site Development (Maximize Open Space), what equations are needed for Option 1 and Option 3? (Different equation for each option)
1. Option 1: Total Open Space Required = Open Space Required by Zoning x 1.25
2. Option 3: Total Open Space Required = Total Project Site Area x .2

BH
For SS Credit 5.2: Site Development (Maximize Open Space), what is the requirement for the exemplary performance credit?
Demonstration that the amount of open space for credit achievement has been doubled.

BH
For SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design (Quantity Control), what is the most efffective way mentioned to reduce stormwater runoff?
The most effective method to minimize stormwater runoff volume is to reduce the amount of impervious area.

BH
For SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design (Quality Control), what are strategies mentioned that reduce impervious surfaces?
Smaller building footprint, pervious paving materials, stormwater harvesting for reuse in irrigation and/ or buildings, green roofs, bioswales/vegetated filter strips, retention ponds, clustering development to reduce paved surfaces

BH
For SS Credit 6.2: Stormwater Design (Quality Control), the criteria states that stormwater control measures (or BMPs) that discharge water off-site must meet what requirements?
1. Achieve 80% total suspended solids (TSS) removal.
2. Be designed in accordance with standards and specifications from a state or local program that has adopted these performance standards
OR
Be suppported by in-field performance monitoring data demonstrating compliance with the criteria.

BH
For MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials [10% extracted, processed, and manufactured regionally], what is the required for a material to be considered “regional”?
Building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% (based on cost) of the total materials value. If only a fraction of the product or material is extracted/harvested/recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) shall contribute to the regional value. (Add an additional 10% to meet standards for Credit 5.2, equaling 20%).

ER
For MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, careful research may be required to determine what products are sourced locally. Who is in charged of following up on this?
The general contractor should work with subcontractors and suppliers to verify availability of materials which are extracted/harvested/recovered and manufactured locally (within 500 miles of the project site). The contractor should run preliminary calculations based on the construction budget or schedule of values during the preconstruction phase.

ER
For MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, what calculations must be done to determine the percent local materials?
1. The total materials cost may be derived by multiplying the total construction cost by 0.45. Alternatively, the total materials cost may be a tally of actual materials cost from the project schedule of values or similar documents. 2. Percent Local Materials = (Total Cost of Local Materials $) / (Total Materials Cost $)

ER
For MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
An innovation in design point for exemplary performance may be available when the next incremental percentage threshold is achieved – for regionally harvested, extracted and manufactured materials, the credit calculation must be 40% or greater.

ER
For MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, define the requirements for a product to be considered “rapidly renewable”. What are some examples of materials?
Use rapidly renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter) for 2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products used in the project, based on cost. Example materials include bamboo, wool, cotton insulation, agrifiber, linoleum, wheatboard, strawboard, and cork.

ER
For MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, what calculations should be done in order to identify those products that are considered rapidly renewable and to find their material costs to the project?
1. Determine the Total Materials Cost for the project by multiplying the total construction cost by 0.45. Alternately, the Total Materials Cost may be a tally of actual materials cost from the project schedule of values or similar documents. 2. Calculate: Percent of Rapidly Renewable Materials = (total cost of rapidly renewable materials $) / (total materials cost $)

ER
For MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
An innovation in design point for exemplary performance may be available when the next incremental percentage threshold is achieved – for rapidly renewable materials, the percentage must be 5% or greater.

ER
For MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, at what point should documents be submitted, and what project data and calculation information is required to meet this credit?
This credit is submitted as a part of the Construction Submittal. The project data and calculation information to be submitted includes the following: 1. The project’s total project cost or total materials cost. 2. The rapidly renewable materials calculation, including the product name for each material, material manufacturer, total product cost for each material, percentage of product for each material that meets the criteria (by weight). 3. Provide an optional narrative.

ER
For MR Credit 7: Certified Wood, what wood-based materials and products can be found under the requirements section as being applicable for compliance to the credit.
Using a minimum of 50% wood-based materials and products certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s Principles and Criteria, wood building components include, but are not limited to, structural framing, general dimension framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors, finishes, and temporary use (formwork, bracing, scaffolding, sidewalk protection, and guard rails).

ER
For MR Credit 7: Certified Wood, what calculations are to be used to tally both the new wood and the FSC-certified wood.
List all new wood on the project and identify which components are FSC-certified. Certified Wood Material Percentage = (FSC-certified wood material value $) / (total new wood material value $).

ER
For MR Credit 7: Certified Wood, can an Innovation in Design point be awarded, and if so, what must be done to get this point?
Project teams may earn an innovation in design point for exemplary performance when the requirements reach the next incremental step – for FSC-certified wood, the credit calculation must be 95% FSC-certified wood or greater.

ER
For MR Credit 7: Certified Wood, at what point should documents be submitted, and what project data and calculation information is required to meet this credit?
The credit is submitted as a part of the construction submittal. The data and calculation information required to meet the credit includes: 1. A list of items claimed as FSC-certified, including product type, manufacturer, and the appropriate entity’s COC certification number.

ER
At what point is MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management submitted, and what project data and calculation information is required to meet this credit.
These credits are submitted as part of the construction submittal. The project data and calculation information to be submitted includes: 1. The construction waste calculation tables, including general description of each type/category of waste generated, location of the receiving agent, and the quantity of waste diverted in tons, or cubic yards. 2. A narrative describing the project’s construction waste management approach, including the project’s construction waste management plan.

ER
At what point is MR Credit 3: Material Reuse submitted, and what project data and calculation information is required to meet this credit.
These credits are submitted as part of the construction submittal. The project data and calculation information required to meet this credit includes: 1. The total project materials cost. 2. A tabulation of each salvaged/reused material used on the project, including a description of the material, the source/vender, and the cost. 3. A narrative describing the materials reuse strategy implemented by the project.

ER
At what point is MR Credit 5: Regional Materials submitted, and what data and calculation information is required to document compliance?
These credits are submitted as part of the construction submittal. The project data and calculation information required to meet this credit includes: 1. The project’s total project cost or total materials cost. 2. Complete the regional materials calculation table, including product name for each material tracked, the total project cost for each material tracked, the percentage of product that meets both the extraction and manufacture criteria, distance between project site and final manufacturing location. 3. Optional narrative.

ER
For SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect (Non-Roof), do darker paving materials such as asphalt exhibit a low or high reflectance and SRI value?
Low

BH
For SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect (Non-Roof), what are the two calculations associated with Option 1?
1. Q = (O + R + S)
2. Q > T/2

BH
For SS Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect (Roof), in what section is the Exemplary Performance credit awarded?
Innovation & Design

BH
For SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction, what standard is referenced?
ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential - Lighting, Section 9

BH
For SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction, what are the 3 main compliance requirements that deal with the control of light pollution?
interior building lighting, exterior lighting power density, and exterior light distribution

BH
The Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) in regards to Sustainable Sites is a measure of the constructed surface's ability to reflect solar heat. SRI is calculated according to what standard?
ASTM-E 1980-01

BH
In regards to Sustainble Sites, reflectance is measured according to what standards?
ASTM-E 903, ASTM-E 1918, or ASTM-C 1549.

BH
For SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction, what is LZ2 referring to?
Low (Residential Areas) of exterior lighting

BH
For SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction, what are some examples of Tradable Surfaces as referenced in ASHRAE 90.1-2004?
Uncovered Parking Areas, Building Grounds, Building Entrances and Exits, Building Canopies and Overhangs, Outdoor Sales

BH
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies, what must be achieved to get an additional point in the Innovation in Design category?
Projects that demonstrate a 100% reduction in potable water use for sewage conveyance, OR, on-site treatment and re-use/infiltration of 100% of generated wastewater will be condsidered for one additional point under the Innovation in Design category.

LM
pg. 132
For We credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping, what are some effective and efficient watering practices?
1. Regularly check irrigation systems; verify watering schedules and duration on a monthly basis.
2. Use drip, micro misters, and subsurface irrigation systems where applicable, and smart irrigation controllers throughout. Provide computer interface for monitoring and schedule modifications from a central location.
3. No irrigation of plants and turf in the months of November to April.
4. No irrigation of shrubs from September to June.

LM
pg. 117
What is the intent for WE credit 3.1: Water Use Reduction?
Maximize water efficiency within efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems.

LM
pg. 137
What is required to achieve WE credit 3.2, 1 point in addition to WE credit 3.1?
Employ strategies that in aggregate use 30% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance requirements. Calculations are based on estimated occupant usage and shall include only the following fixtures (as applicable to the building): water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers and kitchen sinks.

LM
pg. 138
For WE credit 3: Water Use Reduction, what items are not counted in the calculations for this credit?
Water efficient dishwashers, clothes washers and other water consuming fixtures are not counted in the calculations for this credit. Although, they may be included in exemplary performance calculations.

LM
pg. 139
What are the requirements for WE credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping?
Reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50% from a calculated mid-summer baseline case.
Reductions shall be attributed to any combination of the following:
1. Plant species factor
2. Irrigation efficiency
3. Use of captured rainwater
4. Use of recycled wastewater
5. Use of water treated and conveyed by a public agency specifically for non-potable uses

LM
pg. 115
What is the first thing to be done for a project to obtain leed certification?
Register the project online.
RL
p.4
What are the two issues you must document the achievement of?..deals with points.
Prerequisites and minimum number of points.
RL
p.4
What are four benifits of certifying a project leed?
recognition of commitment, 3rd party validation, qualify for govn't initiatives. marketing exposure.
RL
p.3
What are the categories of the project checklist?
sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & energy, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design.
RL
p.4
What are the four levels of lead, minimum points achieved for certification, and total possible points?
certified(minimum of 26), silver, gold, & platinum with highest at 69 points.
RL
p.4
What appendix is commonly referenced and referred to for code compliance?
ASHRAE
RL
Submittal Template
What can -optionally- be inserted in credit compliance, explaining an approach to receiving credit for a point?
Narrative
RL
Submittal Template
What gives choice of alternate mehtods to receiving credits?
options
RL
Submittal Template
What must you do with all documents(simulations/summaries, charts) regarding a project to submit them?
Upload all files and reference them.
RL
Submittal Template
What must you do with all infomation in order to comply with credits?
Document all information.
RL
Submittal Template
For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, what is the intent of these credits?
To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED for New Construction Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by this Rating System
pg 391
LW
For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, what is the required data to document compliance?
1. Provide the specific title for the ID credit being pursued
2. Provide a narrative statment of the Credit Intent
3. Provide a narrative statement describing the credit requirements
4. Provide a detailed narrative describing the project's approach to achievement of the credit (should include a description of the quantifiable environmental benefits of the credit proposal)
5. Provide copies of any specific construction drawings or exhibits that will serve to illuminate the project's approach to the credit
pg 393
LW
For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, what are the three basic criteria for achieving an innovativion credit for a category not specifically addressed by LEED?
1. Project must demonstrate quantitative performance improvements for environmental benefits (Est. a baseline of standard performace for comparison to the final design)
2. The process or specification must be comprehensive. (Measures that address a limited portion of a project, or are not comprehensive in other ways, may not be eligable)
3. The formula that your project develops for innovation credit must be applicable to other projects
pg 392
LW
For ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional, what is the intent of this credit?
To support and encourage the design integration required by a LEED for New Construction green building project and to streamline the application and certification process
For ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional, what is the requirement?
At least one principal participant of the project team shall be a LEED Accredited Professional (AP)
pg 395
LW
For ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional, when is this credit submitted?
This credit is submitted as part of the Construction Submittal
pg 396
LW
For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, when are these credits submitted?
These credits are submitted as part of the Design or Construction Submittal
pg 392
LW
For ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional, what is the required data to document compliance?
1. Provide the name of the LEED AP
2. Provide the name of the LEED AP's company
3. Provide a brief description of the LEED AP's
company
4. Provide a copy of the LEED AP's certificate
pg 396
LW
For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, what is a general rule of thumb in order to be awarded?
ID credits for exemplary performance are awarded for doubling the credit requiremts and/or achieving the the next incremental percentage threshold
pg 392
LW
ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design can be achieved for which credits?
1. SS Credit 4.1-4.4: Alternative Transportstion
2. SS Credit 5.1-5.2: Site Development
3. SS Credit 7.1-7.2: Heat Island Effect
4. WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Tech.
5. WE Credit 3.1-3.2: Water Use Reduction
6. EA Credit 6: Green Power
7. MR Credit 2.1-2.2: Construction Waste Management
8. MR Credit 3.1-3.3.2: Materials Reuse
9. MR Credit 4.1-4.2: Recycled Content
10. MR Credit 5.1-5.2: Regional Materials
11. MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
12. MR Credit 7: Certified Wood
13. EQ Credit 8.1-8..2: Daylight & Views
LW
What 3 groups benifit from LEED PA and what is an example they benefit?
Individual-marketable, employer, eligibile to work on leed projects, and the industry- promotes higher understanding of leed.
Candidate Handbook
RL
p.5-6
What 2 things must you bring to take the test?
Two valid forms of ID, which one has to be a photo ID.
Candidate Handbook
RL
p.12
How long is the test and tutorials/ survey?
tutuorial before test-15 min.
test 2 hrs.
survey 15 min.
RL
p.14
Where are exam content outline and sample questions available?
www.usgb.org/leedap
RL
p.2
Under Exam specifications, what are knowledge of leed credit intents and requirements?
apply leed definitions, level of knowledge of leed credit intent req.s, submittals, technologies, & strategies for each category, and describe format and process for chieving all credits.
RL
p.10
Under Exam Specifications, what must the project and team do?
gather project info and req.s,mangage multiple job functions to achive leed, identify standards that support credits, identify opps to achieve integrated design and credit synergies.
RL
p.10
Under Exam Specifications, what must you do to implement the leed process?
select appropriate products, register project online, knowledge of CIR, manage documentation process.
RL
p.11
Under ExamSpecifications,what must you do to verify, particpate in and perform technical analysis req for credits?
verify compliance of technical work products, guide development of technical analyses with professionals, perform tenchnical analyses to verify compliance with leed req.s
RL
p.11
What are Exam references?
leed reference guide, certification process, project register app, leed credit templates, leed online, credit interpretation requests process
RL
p.11
What are exam studying qualifications?
green bldg. and construciton knowledge, familiarity with documentation process, knowledge of credit intents, reqs, subs etc.
RL
p.11-12
What is the intent for WE credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping?
Limit or eliminate the use of potable water, or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site, for landscape irrigation.

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pg. 115
For WE credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping, what are some technologies and strategies?
Perform a soil/climate analysis to determine appropriate plant material and design the landscape with native or adapted plants to reduce or eliminate irrigation requirements. Where irrigation is required, use high-efficiency equipment and/or climate-based controllers.

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pg. 115
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping, what are some approach and implementation techniques?
Design landscaping with climate-tolerant plants that can survive on natural rainfall quantities after initial establishment. Contour the land to direct rainwater runoff through the site to give vegetation an additional water supply. Minimize the amount of site area covered with turf, and use techniques such as mulching, alternate mowing and composting to maintain plant health. These practices conserve water and help foster optimal soil conditions.

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pg. 117
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping, what are some high-efficiency irrigation strategies?
Micro-irrigation systems, moisture sensors, rain shut-offs, and weather-based evapotranspiration controllers.

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pg. 118
All the credits in Water Effiency have to be submitted in what phase?
Design Submittal

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pg. 122, 133, and 143
Which prereq is reduce pollution from construction?
Sustainable Sites prereq 1
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p.2 Study Guide
Which prereq is verify that the bldg's energy related systems are installed, performed, and calibrated?
Energy & Atmosphere prereq 1
RL
p.9 Study Guide
Which prere1 is establish the minimum level of energy efficiency?
Energy & Atmosphere prereq 2
RL
p.9 Study Guide
Which prereq is reduce ozone depletion?
Energy & Atmosphere prereq 3
RL
p.9 Study Guide
Which prereq is facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants?
Materials & Resources, prereq 1
RL
p.14 Study Guide
Which prereq is establish a minimum indoor air quality performance?
Indoor Environmental Quality prereq 1
RL
p.19 Study Guide
Which prereq is minimize exposure to ETS?(tobacco smoke)
Indoor Environmental Quality prereq 2
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p.19 Study Guide
EPA is a referenced standard for which prereq?
SS- Construction pollution prevention- prereq 1
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p.2 Referenced Standards/ Definitions
ASHRAE minimum " " performance- is a referenced standard for which 2 prereqs?
EA prereq 2-minimum energy performance
IEQ prereq 1-minimum IAQ performance
RL
p.6 Referenced Standards/ Definitions
ANSI/ ASTM is a referenced standard for which prereq?
EQ prereq 2- minimum IAQ performance
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p.9 Referenced Standards/ Definitions
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Design, what two options are given to achieve this credit?
Option 1: Reduce potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 50% through the use of water-conserving fixtures (water closets, urinals) or non-potable water (captured rainwater, recycled graywater, and on-site or municipally treated wastewater).
Option 2: Treat 50% of wastewater on-site to tertiary standards. Treated water must be infiltrated or used on-site.

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pg. 127
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Design, what is the intent?
Reduce generation of wastewater and potable water demand, while increasing the local aquifer recharge.

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pg. 127
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Design, what are some technologies and strategies that can be implemented to achieve this credit?
Specify high-efficiency fixtures and dry fixtures such as composting toilet systems and non-water using urinals to reduce wastewater volumes. Consider reusing stormwater or graywater for sewage conveyance or on-site wastewater treatment include packaged biological nutrient removal systems, constructed wetlands, and high-efficiency filtration systems.

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pg. 127
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies, on-site wastewater treatment systems transform perceived "wastes" into resources that can be used on the building site. What do these resources include?
Resources include treated water volumes for potable and non-potable use, as well as nutrients that can be applied to the site to improve soil conditions. Reducing wastewater treatment at the local wastewater treatment works minimizes public infrastructure, energy use, and chemical use.

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pg. 134
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping, to determine the percent reduction in potable use you must establish a base-line water use rate and then calculate the as-designed water use rate. How do you calculate the baseline water use rate for this credit?
The base-line is calculated by setting the Species Factor (ks), Density Factor (kd), and Irrigation Efficiency (IE) to average values representative of conventional equipment and design practices.

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pg. 121
Potential Technologies and Strategies to obtain ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional?
Educate the project team members about green building design and construction application of the LEED Rating System early in the life of the project. Consider assigning the LEED AP as a facilitator of an integrated design & construction process
pg 395
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for SS Credit 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4: Alternative Transportation by?
Instituting a comprehensive transportation management plan that demonstrates a quantifiable reduction in personal automobile use through the implementation of multiple alternative options
pg 49
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for SS Credit 5.1: Site Development (Protect or Restore Habitat) by?
Restoring or protecting 75% of the site area (excluding the building footprint) with native or adapted vegetation on previous developed or graded sites
pg 68
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for SS Credit 5.2: Site Development (Maximize Open Space) by?
Demonstrating that they have doubled the amount of open space required for credit achievement (all designed open space shall be within the LEED project boundary) For example, projects with local zoning requ's must increase the amount of open space provided by 50%
pg 72
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect (Non-Roof) by?
Demonstrating that either 1) a minimum of 100% of non-roof impervious surfaces have been constructed with high-albedo materials and/or open grid paving and/or will be shaded within 5 years; OR 2) 100% of the on-site parking spaces have been located under cover
pg 91
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for SS Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect (Roof) if?
100% of the project's roof area (excluding mechanical equipment, photovoltaic panels, and skylights) is comprised of a green roof system
pg 98
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies by?
Demonstrating a 100% reduction in potable water use for sewage conveyance, OR, on-site treatment and re-use/infiltration of 100% of generated wastewater
pg 133
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for WE Credit 3.1 & 3.2: Water Use Reduction by?
1)Project teams must achieve a projected water savings of 40%, OR 2) Demonstrating potable water use reduction in process and non-regulated water consuming fixtures (If the process and non-regulated water use savings is at least 10% of the total design regulated water use)
pg 143
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for EA Credit 6: Green Power by?
Doubling the requirements, either by the amount of electricity or the length of contract
pg 229
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 2.1 & 2.2: Construction Waste Management when?
The percent of the total waste diverted is 95% or greater
pg 251
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 3.1 & 3.2: Materials Reuse when?
A project documents that the value of the salvaged or reused materials used on the project is equal to or at least 15% of the total materials cost
pg 260
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2: Recycled Content when?
The requirements reach the next incremental step. For recycled content, the total recycled value must be 30% or greater.
pg 267
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 5.1 & 5.2: Regionl Materials when?
The next incremental percentage threshold is achieved. For regionally harvested, extracted and manufactured materials, the credit calculation must be 40% or greater
pg 274
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials when?
The next incremental percentage threshold is achieved. For rapidly renewable materials, the percentage must be 5% or greater
pg 279
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for MR Credit 7: Certified Wood when?
The requirements reach the next incremental step. For FSC-certified wood, the credit calculation must be 95% FSC-certified wood or greater
pg 284
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for EQ Credit 8.1: Daylight & Views (Daylight 75% of Spaces) if?
The project achieves 95% daylighting based on the requirements and guidlines of this credit
pg 378
LW
Exemplary Credit awarded for EQ Credit 8.2: Daylight & Views (Views for 90% of Spaces) if?
Thid credit is eligible for exemplary performace under the Innovation in Design section, however, there is no prescibed threshold for determination. Pojects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
pg 386
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ID Exemplary Credit constituants?
A seperate set of submittals is required for each point pursued and no single strategy is eligable for more than one point. Four independant sustainability measures may be applied to ID credits
pg 393
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For ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation & Design Process, who is invloved in the decision making?
The decision making responsibility matrix is not intended to exclude any party, rather to emphasize those credits that are most likely to require strong participation by a particular team member
(Owner decision-making, Design Team decision-making, & Contractor decision-making)
pg 389
LW
For ID Credit 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design, what are the potential Technologies & Strategies?
Substantially exceed a LEED for New Construction performance credit. Apply strategies or measures that demonstrate a comprehensive approach and quantifiable environment and/or health benefits
pg 391
LW
For EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance, can a local code qualify in lieu of ASHRAE 90.1-2004?
Yes, if it satisfies the U.S. Dept. of Energy process for commercial energy code determination.
P 169
jp
For EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management, what percentage of CFC-based refrigerants is allowed in new base buildings’ HVAC&R systems?
0%
p 169
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance – Option 1, what is the maximum number of points which may be earned?
10
P 173
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance – Option2, how many points may office buildings under 20,000 sf earn by compliance w/ ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings 2004?
4
P174
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance – Option 3, Full compliance with Basic Criteria and Prescriptive Measures of the Advanced Buildings Benchmark v1.1 will earn the building how many points?
1
P 175
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance – Option 1, what percentage above energy performance baseline must be achieved to earn the maximum number of points in new buildings? In existing buildings?
42%, 35%
P 173
jp
For EAp1, the commissioning process activities shall be completed for which energy-related systems at a minimum?
HVAC+R, Lighting and Daylighting Controls, Domestic Hot Water Systems, Renewable Energy Systems
P151
jp
For EAp1, Under what condition may the CxA be on the design or construction team?
When the project is under 50,000 sf.
P 151
jp
If the CxA is on the design or construction team, which EA credit cannot be earned?
EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
P 205
jp
For EAp1, When must the buildings operation review take place?
The review is NOT mandatory for prerequisite 1. For EAc3, the CxA must conduct the review w/ 8-10 months of substantial completion.
P 151, P 209
jp
For the Energy and Atmosphere section, this standard establishes minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings, except low-rise residential.
ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004
P 164
jp
What are the section components of ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004 which apply to the Performance Rating Method for the Energy and Atmosphere section?
Sec. 5: Building Envelope
Sec. 6: HVAC
Sec. 7: Service Water Heating
Sec. 8: Power
Sec. 9: Lighting
Sec. 10: Other Equipment
P 164
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance, There are 3 options of compliance. What are the 3 correlating standards?
Op 1: Performance Rating Method (ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Informative Appendix G)
Op 2: Office Buildings less than 20,000 sf (ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings 2004)
Op 3: Basic Criteria and Prescriptive Measures of the Advanced Buildings Benchmark v1.1
P 176-179
jp
For EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance, Is the Energy Cost Budget (ECB) Method accepted by LEED in lieu of the Performance Rating Method?
No
P 179
jp
For EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance, Can the Energy Cost Budget (ECB) Method be used if EAc1 is not being sought?
Yes
P 167
jp
EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems, EAc5: Measurement & Verification, and EAc6: Green Power must be submitted at the same time in the LEED certification process. What submittal must they be part of?
Construction Submittal
P 150
jp
The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is used to compare building energy performance to similar buildings in similar climates. What is an average building performance score?
50
P 194
jp
For EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy, What is the Department of Energy database which may be used to determine the estimated electricity use (provided there is no energy simulation for the project)?
D.O.E Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)
P 197
jp
For EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy, Are solar thermal systems and geothermal heating systems considered eligible On-Site Renewable Energy Systems?
Yes
P 199
jp
For EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy, What is expressed by finding the percentage of the building annual energy cost which is produced by the renewable systems?
Project Performance
P 197
jp
For EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy, A maximum of 3 points can be earned if the building produces what percentage of the building annual energy cost with on-site renewable energy systems?
12.5%
P 197
jp
What metering and billing arrangement allows on-site generators to send excess electricity flows to the regional power grid?
Net Metering
P 204
jp
For EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning, Can the design team develop the systems manual for the future operating staff AND verify that the requirements for training operating personnel and building occupants is completed?
Yes
P 205
jp
For EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning, The CxA must conduct at least one commissioning design review of the OPR, BOD and design documents prior to what point in the design process?
Mid-Construction Documents
P 208
jp
If a building receives full credit for EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management, it will reduce ozone depletion, comply with the Montreal Protocol, and earn how many credits towards LEED Certification?
One
P211
jp
For EAc5: Measurement & Verification, Which two options specified in the IPMVP Vol.III may be used for developing and implementing a M & V Plan?
Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation
P 221
jp
What time period of post-construction occupancy shall be covered by the M & V period?
One year
P 221
jp
For EAc6: Green Power, What percentage of the building’s annual electricity consumption shall be provided from renewable sources?
35% for two years, or 70% of one year
P 227
jp
LEED uses what certification requirements to define renewable sources?
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Green-e products certification requirements
P 227
jp
For EAc6: Green Power, Exemplary performance can be earned by doubling either of these.
The length of the contract or the amount of electricity.
P 229
jp
For EAc6: Green Power, If direct purchase of Green-e certified power is not available through the local utilities, what may be purchased to earn this credit?
Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) in the amount of 35% of predicted annual electrical consumption over a two year period.
P 228
jp
What is required to obtain the mandatory EQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum IAQ Performance?
Compliance with minimum requirements of ASHRAE 62,1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable IAQ
MHM
P.289
EQ Prerequisite 2 is primariliy concerned with the control of what compound?
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
MHM
p.295
What are the 2 requirements of EQ Credit 1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring?
1. Install permanent monitoring systems to provide feedback on ventlation system performance.
2. Setup alarm to sound when system conditions vary more than 10%.
MHM
p.301
For EQ Credit 1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring, within occupied rooms, how far above the finished floor must CO2 monitoring devices be located?
Between 3 and 6 feet
MHM
p.301
For Mechanically ventilated spaces, what task must be done to obtain EQ Credit 2: Increased Ventilation?
Increase Breathing Zone Outdoor Airflow Ventilation Rates in all occupied spaces by 30% beyond ASHRAE62.1-2004
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P.307
What is a Construction IAQ Management Plan?
A project specific document that outlines measures to minimize contamination in the building during construction, and to flush the building of contaminants prior to occupancy.
MHM
P.321
What are the requirements to obtain EQ Credit 3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan - During Construction?
1. During construction, meet or exceed SMACNA recommended control measures outlined in IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction
2. Protect on-site or installed absorptive materials from moisture damage
3. If permanent installed air handlers are used during construction, filters with MERV 8 shall be used at each return grille. Replace filters prior to occupancy.
MHM
P.317
What are the 2 acceptable strategies for completing Option I (Flush-out) for EQ Credit 3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan - Before Occupancy?
1. After construction, prior to occupancy and after interior finishes are installed, flush out by supplying 14,000 sq. ft. per square foot of floor area while maintaining an interior temperature of at least 60 degrees and relative humidity of no greater than 60%.
2. Building can be occupied after 3,500 cu. ft. of outdoor air per square foot of foor area has been flushed. During flush-out period, ventilation must begin 3 hours prior to daily occupancy and continue throughout day. While occupied, space must be vented at rate of 0.30 cfm/sq.ft. Maintain conditions until total 14,000 cu.ft/sq.ft. has passed.
MHM
P.323
What are 4 requirements of Indoor Air sample testing, as describe in Option 2 of EQ Credit 3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan - Before Occupancy?
1. All tests prior to occupancy are to be performed during normal occupancy hours and normal parameters
2. All interior finishes installed
3. For each separateventilation system, the sample number of pointsmust be greater than or equal to 1 per 25,000 sq.ft.
4. Collect samples at 3-6 feet from finished floor over a 4 hour period.
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P.324
What is the procedure when a sample point in an IAQ test has exceeded a maximum contaminant level?
Where Max Contaminant Concentrations are exceeded, additional flush-out and retest are to be performed until the requirements are met.
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscape, how would one define the Controller Efficiency?
The Controller Efficiency is the percent reduction in water use from any weather based controllers or moisture sensor-based systems. This number must be supported by either manufacturer documentation or detailed calculations by the landscape designer.

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pg. 120
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscape, how would one determine the evapotranspiration rate for their region?
The evapotranspiration rate is a measurement of the total amount of water needed to grow a certain reference plant expressed in millimeters or inches. The values for the evapotranspiration rate in various regions throughout the United States can be found in the regional agricultural data (see Resources section)

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pg. 120
Which credit in Water Efficiency requires owner decision-making?
WE credit 1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No Irrigation.

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pg. 114
For WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscape, what is required for the submittal documentation?
1. The project's calculated baseline Total Water Applied (TWA)(gal).
2. The project's calculated design case Total Water Applied (TWA)(gal).
3. The total non-potable water supply (gal) available for irrigation purposes.
4. Narrative describing the landscaping and irrigation design strategies employed by the project; description of the water use calculation methodology used to determine savings; and for projects using non-potable water, specific information regarding source and available quantity of non-potable supplies.

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pg. 123
For WE credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies, what are the wastewater calculations based on?
Wastewater calculations are based on the annual generation of blackwater volumes from plumbing fixtures such as water closets and urinals.

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pg. 130
For WE credit 3.1: Water Use Reduction, what are the requirements to achieve this credit?
Employ strategies that in aggregate use 20% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance requirements.

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pg. 137
For WE credit 3: Water Use Reduction, what fixtures are applicable to achieve this credit?
water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers, and kitchen sinks.

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pg. 137
For WE credit 3.1: Water Use Reduction, what are some potential technologies and strategies to achieve this credit?
Use high efficiency fixtures, dry fixtures such as composting toilet systems and non-water using urinals, and occupant sensors to reduce the potable water demand. Consider reuse of stormwater and graywater for non-potable applications such as toilet and urinal flushing and custodial uses.

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pg. 137
For WE credit 3: Water Use Reduction, some effective methods to reduce potable water use include.
Reuse of roof run-off or collected graywater volumes for non-potable applications; installation and maintenance of automatic fixture sensors or metering controls; installation of flow restrictors and/or reduced flow aerators on lavatory, sink, and shower fixtures; installation of low-consumption fixtures such as dual-flush water closets and ultra-low flush urinals; installation of dry fixtures such as composting toilets and non-water-using urinals.

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pg. 139
For WE credit 3: Water Use Reduction, in order to ensure continued water savings what is important?
It is imperative that key maintenance staff is trained in the operations and maintenance of any specialized equipment. For example, non-water using urinals generally need to be cleaned according to manufacturer's specifications and their chemical traps appropriately maintained.

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pg. 140
For WE credit 3: Water Use Reduction, what must be achieved to get an additional point in the Innovation in Design category?
In addition to earning WE credit 3.1 and 3.2, project teams that achieve a projected water savings of 40% are eligible for an exemplary performance Innovation in Design credit. Project teams may also achieve an Innovation in Design credit for demonstrating potable water use reduction in process and non-regulated water consuming fixtures. If the process and non-regulated water use savings is at least 10% of the total design regulated water use, the project team is eligible for an Innovation in Design point.

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pg. 143
For the Water Efficiency credits, what did the Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandate?
It mandated the use of water-conserving plumbing fixtures to reduce water use in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.

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pg. 113
For the Water Efficiency which credits require design team decision-making?
All credits under Water Efficiency

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pg. 114
For the Water Efficiency credits, which credit has had a significant change from version 2.1?
WE credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50%

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pg. 114
Under the requirements for EQ Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials (Adhesives & Sealants), what reference standard is used to determine the VOC limits for Adhesives, Sealants and Sealant Primers?
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168
MHM
P.333
What reference standard is used to determine the VOC limits for Aerosol adhesives, as stated in the requirements for EQ Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials (Adhesives & Sealants)?
Green Seal Stamdard for Commerical Adhesives, GS-36
MHM
P.334
What reference standard is used to establish the VOC limits for Architectural paints, coatings and primers for interiors in EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Material (Paints & Coatings)?
Green Seal Standard GS-11, Paints
MHM
P.337
Regarding EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials (Paints & Coatings), what rule specifies VOC limts for Architectural coatings including clear wood finishes, floor coatings, sealants, shellac and stains?
SCAQMD Rule #1113, Architectural Coatings
MHM
P.337
For EQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials (Carpet Systems), what criteria must all carpet and carpet cushioning meet?
Testing and product requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus Program
MHM
P.341
What is the initial requirement for EQ Credit 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials (Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products)?
Composite Wood & Agrifiber products shall contain no added urea-formadehyde resins, nor shall the laminating adhesives used in their application in shops or in the field contain these compunds.
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P.345
What are the 3 requirements to obtain EQ Credit 5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control?
1. At entryways connected to the outdoors, employ permanent entryway systems at least 6 feet long in the direction of travel to collect dirt and particulates.
2. Where hazardous gases or chemicals may be present, create negative pressure with respect to adjacent spaces, in order to exhaust the space.
3. In mechnically vented buildings, provide regularly occupied spaces with filter media with MERV 13 or better.
MHM
P.353
What 8 criteria are required to document credit compliance for EQ Credit 5: Indoor Chemical and Polutant Source Control and in what stage is the document submitted?
1. Confirm that entryway systems are provided
2. List of each entryway product installed. For roll-up mats, confirm maintenance schedule
3. Copies of construction drawings which highlight location of entry systems
4. Confirm chemical use areas have separate rooms with separate exhaust system and negative pressurization?
5. Copies of mechnical drawings to highlight location of chemical use areas, room separations and associated exhaust systems.
6. If mechnical vented , confirm filters with MERV 13 or better.
7. List of installed filters and their associated MERV ratings
8. Narrative to describe any special circumstances or non-standard compliance paths taken
Design Submittal
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P.355
What EQ Credit determines the percentage of building occupants that must have individual lighting controls?
EQ Credit 6.1: Controllability of Systems (Lighting)
MHM
P.357
If operable windows are used to satisfy EQ Credit 6.2: Controllability of Systems (Thermal Comfort) instead of comfort controls, what standard determines their area?
ASHRAE 62.1-2004, Natural Ventilation
MHM
P.361
For EQ Credit 6.2: Controllability of Systems (Thermal Comfort), what standard describes the factors that constitute Thermal Comfort and what are those 4 factors?
ASHRAE Standard 55-2004
Air temperature, Radiant temp., Air speed, humidity
MHM
P.361
What are the requirements for EQ Credit 6.2, Controllability of Systems (Thermal Comfort)?
1. Provide individual comfort controls for 50% (minimum) of building occupancy.2. Provide comfort system controls for all shared multi-occupancy spaces.
MHM
P.361
What standard is used for reference in the design of HVAC system and Building Envelope for EQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort (Design)?
ASHRAE 55-2004
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P.365
What data is required to document credit compliance fr EQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort (Design), and what phase is it submitted?
1. Provide data regarding seasonal temperature and humidity design criteria
2. Provide narrative describing the method used to establish the thermal comfort conditions for project and how system design addresses the design criteria.
MHM
P.367
What is the intent of EQ Credit 7.2: Thermal Comfort (Verification)?
Provide for the assessment of building thermal comfort over time.
MHM
P.369
What are the requirements of EQ Credit 7.2: Thermal Comfort (Verification)?
1. Agreement to implement a Thermal Comfort survey of building occupancy within 6-18 months
2. Agreement on corrective plan if greater than 20% of occupants are dissatisfied with the Thermal Comfort of the building.
MHM
P.369
What are the 3 requirement options for EQ Credit 8.1: Daylight & Views (75%)?
1. option 1 - glazing factor calculation
2. option 2 - daylight simulation model
3. option 3 - daylight measurement
MHM
P.373
Under EQ Credit 8.1: Daylight & Views (75%), for all 3 options, what square footage can applied towards the 75% of total required calculations?
Only the square footage associated with the portions of rooms or spaces meeting the minimum illumination requirements
MHM
P.373
For EQ Credit 8.2: Daylight & Views (90%), the area with direct line of sight is determined by what 2 factors?
1. In plan view, area within sight lines drawn from perimter vision glazing.
2. In section view, a direct sight line can be drawn from the area to perimeter vision glazing.
MHM
P.383
Under EQ Credit 8.2: Daylight & Views (90%), for direct line of sight through interior glazing, the entire square footage of private offices can be counted if _____% of area or more has line of sight, and for multi-occupancy spaces, the entire area may be counted only if _____% has line of sight.
75%
100%
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P.383