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LEED GA: Green Associate

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1. What's the earliest pt at which a LEED for Schools proejct can be cert?

2. Plan that covers how waste will be either disposed or reused or recycled by addressing sorting - collection - and final disposal of items used in the construction or renovation process

3. Systems withing systems that are related because they affect and effect each other

4. Min' years that a LEED bldg should share its energy & water usage data with USGBCa

5. Properties or patterns that a complex system has - but which the individual members do not have. the end result is that the system now has more than just the sum of its parts. for example - saltiness is a property that neither sodium or chlorine have

6. Total square footage of buildings in a particular area divided by acre amount of the same area - expressed as SF/Acre - for example 20 -000 SF per acre

7. Very harsh - bright - dazzling light that interferes with visibility

8. The licensed-pro exemption is used by a project team to do what?

9. The concept that takes into consideration all impacts of the indoor environment on human health and performance - including indoor air quality - daylighting and views - and visual and thermal comfort.

10. Begins the process of spatial refinement & usually involves the 1st design of a project's energy system.

11. Materials from construction sites or existing buildings that are reused in the same or different capacity. examples can include flooring - brick - beams - and doors

12. Substances used to transfer heat during the mechanical cooling process within air conditioning and refrigerator systems. they act as the heat carrier which changes from gas to liquid and then back to gas in the refrigeration cycle

13. Heat removal devices used to transfer process waste heat to the atmosphere. large office buildings - hospitals - and schools typically use one or more of these as part of their air conditioning systems

14. Documentation of the results of the commissioning process - including the as-built state of the HVAC system and any unresolved issues found at the time the commissioning process was completed

15. The area of the project site that is impacted by construction activity - LEED project should attempt to limit site disturbance

16. Development that occurs within established urban areas where the site or area either is a vacant place between other developments or has previously been used for another urban purpose

17. The practice of placing windows - or other transparent media - and reflective surfaces so that - during the day - natural light provides effective internal illumination

18. Excel spreadsheet that helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification

19. The slow release of a gas that was trapped or adsorbed in some material. off-gassing can be significant if it collects in a closed environment where air is stagnant or recirculated and the gas has negative health effects. off-gassing example: new car

20. Similar to cradle-to-cradle - processes that restore - renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials - creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. i.e. a building or community that mi

21. Method which minimizes the use of water and fetilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants - either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone - through a network of valves - pipes - tubing and emitters

22. Process water can be reduced by which 2 methods?

23. Smart Location & Linkage. Neighborhood Pattern & Design. Green Infrastructure & Bldg.

24. Energy Use Intensity in term of unit

25. Total area in square feet of all spaces in a building - including rooms - stairwells - elevators and hallways

26. LEED certification fee is base on two factors.

27. The comparison between a standard gage and the estimated in a building's design scenario. in LEED - the [first word] usually refers to the EPAct 1992 water flow and flush rates

28. Part of construction waste management plan

29. An interactive energy management tool for tracking and assessing energy and water consumption across an entire portfolio of buildings

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

31. This concept is thought of as more sustainable. ex: plants grow in a field - produce oxygen - take in water - then die and decay which helps plants grow. these can be linked so one system uses the byproducts of another

32. The carbon overlay in LEED is used for what?

33. Gathering information - recognizing stakeholder needs - establishing project goals - & selecting site

34. Previously undeveloped land that is suited for agriculture

35. A quantity between a site and the surrounding [area]. it is measured by pedestrian access to housing basic services such as restaurants - post offices - hospitals - libraries - etc.

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

37. Investigation and valuation of the environmental impacts of a given product or service. LCA evaluates environmental performance. this view takes into account the whole life of a product or project (not assessing it from a single point in time)

38. Water that is of sufficiently high quality so that it can be consumed or utilized without risk of immediate of long term harm by humans or animals

39. A contractual benchmark that usually corresponds to the point at which a client could occupy a nearly completed space.

40. Renewable energy such as solar - wind - biomass - hydro - and geothermal energy

41. 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

42. System that constantly takes in items from outside the system - used them and then released them as waste. this system has no feedback loop. think of a normal home where groceries - products - or water come into the house - are used and then released

43. An international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion

44. Like carbon dioxide or methane - which contributes to potential climate change

45. Predesign - Design - Bid - Construction - and Occupancy

46. Colorless - odorless gas that is present in the atmosphere and is formed when any fuel containing carbon is burned. it is breathed out of animal's lungs during respiration - is produced by the decay of organic matter - and is used by plants in photos

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

48. Landscape elements designed to slow the flow of stormwater and increase ground water recharge while also removing silt and pollution from surface runoff water. they consist of a depressed drainage course with gently sloped sides and filled with veget

49. A term used in the US to describe the heating or cooling capacity of a system or fuels. this is understood to represent [this]'s per hour when referring to power. this derives its measurement from the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperatur

50. If a bldg is designed to move at any point in its lifetime - what LEED certification is it eligible for?