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LEED GA: Green Associate

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1. Web portal and site that allows teams to register a LEED project and to upload each section of the certification application

2. Exterior surface of the building including all walls - windows - floor and roof. separates the building's inside from the outside

3. A survey of building occupants that asks questions about the green cleaning program and helps determine if occupants are exposed to pollutants

4. Solid - liquid or gaseous fuel derived from relatively recently dead biological material and is distinguished from fossil fuels - which are derived from long dead biological material

5. Any behavior that results in the use of less energy. examples: turning the lights off when you leave a room - and recycling aluminum cans are both ways to do this

6. The ratio of energy radiated by a particular material to energy radiated by a black body at the same temperature. measure of a material's ability to radiate absorbed energy

7. A site that is undeveloped and in a natural state or has been used for agriculture

8. The online software used to manage the entire LEED project certification process and manage credits

9. Explores design options & alternatives with the intent to establish an agreed-upon project layout & scope of work.

10. Any method of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric car - petrol-electric hybrid - solar powered)

11. The stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way - and at a rate - that maintains their biodiversity - productivity - regeneration capacity - vitality and their potential to fulfill - now and in the future - relevant ecological - economic

12. Indigenous or exotic plants that spread outside cultivated areas and can damage environmental or economical resources. they grow quickly and aggressively - spreading and displacing other plants

13. How many % of environmental impacts decision are made during the 1st 10% of design process?

14. The use of technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. a compact fluorescent light bulb that uses less energy than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light is an example. the decision to replace an incandescent

15. When large amounts of outdoor air are forced through a recently completed building for a period of time so that the majority of pollutant emissions from building materials - finishes and furnishings can be removed from the building before occupancy.

16. Energy Use Intensity in term of unit

17. Developing in areas near transportation - housing - and jobs therefore leaving open spaces and farmland free from development

18. The introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability - disorder - harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms

19. Any substance introduced into the environment that adversely affects the usefulness of a resource or the health of humans - animals - or ecosystems (EPA)

20. Products made from agricultural fiber such as wheat board and straw board

21. Excessive or obtrusive artificial light that obscures the stars in the night sky for city dwellers - interferes with astronomical observatories - and like any other form of pollution - disrupts ecosystems and has adverse health effects

22. Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon - hydrogen - chlorine - and fluorine - once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. these are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer

23. A continuous process of collecting and analyzing data to compare how well a project is working against expected results of the project based on performance indicators. the goal is use the indicators to achieve efficiency where possible

24. Disciplinary Review Committee (Investigate) - Disciplinary Hearing Committee (Judgment) - and Credential Steering Committee (Final Decision) 2) Types of advantages discovered when initial investment are made in more durable products and efficient bld

25. Indicates a material's ability to reject solar heat and is the combined value of reflectivity and emittance. measurements vary from 100 (standard white surface - most reflective) - to 0 (standard black surface - least reflective). materials with the

26. The presence in water of enough harmful or objectionable material to damage the water's quality (EPA)

27. Ground areas that are vegetated and pervious. green roofs can be considered open space but only for urban areas

28. Wood manufactured by binding together the strands - particles - fibers - or veneers of wood - together with adhesives - to form [first word] materials

29. Doing this in the air for the purposes of assessing indoor air quality

30. An assessment of the greenhouse gases (which includes more than just CO2) emitted by a particular organization - project or activity

31. The careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion

32. The act of having separate stakeholders or designers work together to ensure the project is benefiting from synergy which allows for greater levels of sustainability throughout the project's life

33. System where energy is taken from the output of a system and reapplied to the input - or A produces more of B which in turn produces more of A. i.e. population growth -- adults make children whom in turn make more adults

34. Resistance to penetration by a liquid and is calculated as the percentage of area covered by a paving system that does not allow moisture to soak into the ground

35. A systematic process of assuring that a building and its systems performs in accordance with the design intent and the owner's requirements

36. Previously undeveloped land that is suited for agriculture

37. Compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility and therefore can enter the air easily. many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints - pharmaceuticals - and refrigerants

38. A process used to remove VOCs from a bldg by elevating the tempt in the fully furnished & ventilated bldg prior to human occupancy.

39. The rate at which indoor air enters and leaves a building - usually expressed in LEED as the number of changes of outdoor air per hour (air changes per hour or "ach") ASHRAE 62 prescribes proper ventilation rates to ensure pollutants and carbon dioxi

40. Waste materials diverted from traditional disposal such as landfills or incineration to be recycled - composted - or re-used. (EPA) measured in tons

41. Purchase price of a hard asset such as masonry - wood - steel - carpet - tile - mechanical systems - roofing

42. The mathematical expression of Imperviousness

43. A control system capable of monitoring environmental and system loads and adjusting HVAC operations accordingly in order to conserve energy while maintaining comfort (EPA)

44. When all recyclables for collection are mixed but kept separate from other waste

45. Advertising a product or policy to be more beneficial to the environment than is true

46. A review process that identifies and selects the lowest lifecycle cost options in design - materials and processes that achieves the desired level of performance - reliability and customer satisfaction

47. Part of the LEED rating system - which specifies the environmental goal of each LEED credit

48. The coordinated use of pest and environmental info with available pest control methods to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people - property - and the environment

49. Part of a refrigeration system - a machine that removes heat from liquid via a vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycle

50. Document that outlines the organization - schedule - allocation of resources - and documentation requirements of the commissioning process