This exam is designed to test the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, to support and encourage integrated design, and to streamline the application and certification process. You should also be familiar with the content of the U.S. Green Building Council’s website, usgbc.org, and GBCI’s website, gbci.org, including, but not limited to, LEED project registration, LEED certification content and the purpose of LEED Online. USGBC’s website also has free access to all LEED rating systems, LEED Reference Guide introductions and checklists beyond those listed below.
- U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Operations and Maintenance Reference Guide. v4 e-Document (PDF) Edition. U.S. Green Building Council, 2019.
- “Green building incentive strategies.” U. S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- U.S. Green Building Council. Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial. U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- U.S. Green Building Council. Foundations of LEED. U.S. Green Building Council, 2009.
- U.S. Green Building Council. LEED v4 for Operations and Maintenance Checklist. U.S. Green Building Council, 2013.
- “LEED Online: Register a project.” U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- “LEED Certification Fees.” U.S. Green Building Council, 2014.
- “Addenda Database.” U.S. Green Building Council.
Disclaimer: The exam questions listed here were discarded in the process of creating questions for new exams. The questions are provided for your convenience to allow you to better familiarize yourself with the format and general content of questions on exams.
The content of these questions, while representative of the type of questions you can expect, does not necessarily mirror the content that will appear on the actual exams. Furthermore, your ability to correctly answer these sample questions does not in any way predict or guarantee your ability to successfully answer questions on the actual exams.
- The owner of an office building is considering the best way to conduct a transportation survey to achieve Location and Transportation credit Alternative Transportation. The owner understands that several of the tenants allow employees to telework, and therefore, has chosen to distribute an electronic survey. Tenant A occupies 57% of the building, Tenant B occupies 32% of the building, Tenant C occupies 6% of the building, and the remainder is occupied by Tenant D. The building includes 972 regular building occupants. In order to correctly distribute surveys to randomized sample of each tenant, the owner must allocate how many of the surveys to each tenant? *This question represents Knowledge Domain 2A: Location and Transportation; Alternative Transportation; Survey methodology (e.g., timing; sample size; sampling vs. extrapolation; alternative transportation programs).
- Tenant A - 143 surveys; Tenant B - 80 surveys; Tenant C - 15 surveys; Tenant D - 12 surveys
- Tenant A - 163 surveys; Tenant B - 92 surveys; Tenant C - 17 surveys; Tenant D - 14 surveys
- Tenant A - 554 surveys; Tenant B - 311 surveys; Tenant C - 58 surveys; Tenant D - 49 surveys
- Tenant A - 570 surveys; Tenant B - 320 surveys; Tenant C - 60 surveys; Tenant D - 50 surveys
- To achieve Indoor Environmental Quality Credit, Green Cleaning - Products and Materials, a project must have 75% of its cleaning purchases, by cost, certified by a given standard. Which standard should be used when determining the product to purchase for industrial and institutional general purpose, bathroom, glass and carpet cleaners? *This question represents Knowledge Domain 7A: Indoor Environmental Quality; Indoor environmental quality; Green cleaning (e.g., products, materials and equipment; frequency of cleaning; relationship between cleaning products and ongoing indoor air quality).
- Green Seal GS-37
- GreenScreen v1.2 Benchmark
- ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004
- Environmental Choice CCD-170
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