Daily Quiz (42)

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a mandate to cut emissions from new or newly renovated __ to reduce pollution, improve air quality and adopt energy-efficient equipment.

A team of scientists at Colorado State University have been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States, which could reduce __ million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions over a 40-year period.

The Biden-Harris Administration published a national blueprint for the buildings sector to lower energy costs and improve resilience that outlines how the sector can reduce emissions by what percentage by 2050?

The British Coatings Federation launched a roadmap to outline how the United Kingdom coating industry can reach net-zero carbon emissions by what year?

A team of researchers at Arizona State University is pursuing ways to lower carbon dioxide emissions involved in the __ manufacturing process.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new regulations that will establish emission limits on what used in state-funded public building and transportation projects?

The International Maritime Organization announced that they have adopted a new strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, with a goal of reaching net zero emissions from international shipping close to what year?

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced funding from a new grant program to improve public safety, protect public health and reduce what from natural gas distribution pipes?

A recent report from the International Energy Agency found that the global energy sector produced nearly ___ million tons of methane emission in 2022, an increase from the year prior.

The Singapore Government is considering issuing limits on ___ emissions in building products and household furnishings.

To reduce carbon emissions and improve sewers, utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of drones and what?

In July, the Canadian government published a renewed agenda that focuses on what types of emissions to improve air quality?

True or False: The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Queen’s University in Canada recently launched its new Carbon to ______ Coating Institute after receiving a $24 million grant from the Government of Canada.

A first-of-its-kind office building in Australia will feature what kind of cladding?

A building material using a naturally occurring _________ as a binder was recently funded for environmentally friendly precast elements and ready-mixed materials.

What color paint is being researched by engineers to slash carbon emissions and in some cases potentially replace air conditioning units?

True or False: Researchers from Washington State University demonstrated how old, single-use masks can be utilized in cement mixtures to make stronger, more durable concrete.

Researchers from which European country have recently created what's being touted as the "world's first" zero emissions cement?

Researchers have produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using what byproduct of burned organic materials?

According to a recent JPCL article, what is the percentage of potential reduction in a ship’s CO2 emissions that can be achieved by employing a proactive hull cleaning system to prevent fouling buildup?

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room consumer appliances that are expected to reduce emissions over 30 years equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of how many homes?

True or False: The Empire Wind and Beacon offshore wind farms are expected to power 2.4 million homes in New York once completed.

The Big Horn Project in Pueblo, Colorado, is set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on ________ energy.

A new computational tool for architects and engineers was recently developed by MIT to avoid construction materials that contain _______.

An office building under construction at 555 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan in New York City aims to beat the city’s 2030 carbon emission targets by what percentage?

The London Energy Transformation Initiative announced a new focus on retrofitting buildings to be more sustainable, as roughly _____ of the nation’s annual CO2 emissions come from existing homes.

In California, homes and businesses are responsible for how much of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions?

True or False: Building emissions in the U.S. currently make up 43% of the nation’s total emissions.

The Boston City Council recently approved a new ordinance that requires all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by when?

In Canada’s consultation document, “Federal Agenda on the Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and Commercial Products,” the government informs stakeholders of place to develop specific measures to further reduce VOC emissions over the ____-____ period.

True or false: Fugitive emissions, according to SSPC, are overspray particles from paint spraying operations.

True or false: Mathers Ratings are sometimes used to report the opacity of air pollution emissions.

True or false: Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using the Kasmirsky Scale.

True or false: SHAPP is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by the EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities.

What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

True or false: If a coating has 50 grams per liter or less of VOCs, it is said to be HAPS-free.

LEED v4 makes its official debut at the Greenbuild Show in November. What was the previous version of LEED called?

What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

What organization produces the “Extreme Green” classification of coatings based on both performance and emission levels?

If a coating is on the CHPS Low Emitting Products List, on what kind of structures is it approved to be used?

EPA estimates that coal- and oil-fired power plants produce what percent of acid gas emissions in the United States?


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