Daily Quiz (66)


What organization describes itself as providing “the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings," while also detailing that it "recognizes and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment"?


True or false: The US Green Building Council partners with AIA and CSI to develop and publish the consensus-based United States National CAD Standard.


True or false: Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently published results of a study about how cool roofs can mitigate the effect of urban heat waves.


True or false: A three-year research study found that foul-release coatings were the most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


What was the top state for LEED certification in 2018, according to the U.S. Green Building Council?


True or false: The U.S. Green Building Council created the Energy Star program.


In what country did a university develop a polymer coating said to be so versatile it can be compared to the iconic Swiss army knife?


The United States Department of Energy recently announced $33.5 million to fund grants for advanced research with the goal of increasing the overall energy efficiency of buildings by what percentage?


Early test findings from a research study have demonstrated improved mechanical properties of concrete after nano platelets of what vegetables have been added.


True or false: The U.S. Green Building Council offers LEED recertification for all LEED-certified projects.


True or false: The US Green Building Council awards a certification for conforming with the requirements in the Green Guide for Health Care.


What state was number one for LEED certification in 2018, according to the US Green Building Council?


True or false: The Heat Island Group is part of the U.S. Green Building Council.


True or false: The Department of Transportation awarded funds to an engineering company in Hawaii to develop a corrosion-resistant, non-toxic coating for retrofitting the interiors of potable water pipelines.


What is the basis for the U.S. Green Building Council’s planned new building certification, LEED Positive?


True or false: The U.S. and Russia have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.


Researchers in Australia recently published a paper on advances in robotic abrasive blast cleaning. What was the main subject of the paper?


True or false: The US Green Building Council developed SmartSite, a leading construction site performance tool.


What organization developed an icing research tunnel to evaluate the ice-resistance of coatings?


What organization published guidelines for selecting materials to assure the sustainability of transit terminals?


What organization partnered with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create an energy savings calculator?


What British organization recently launched a green building assessment system in the US?


True or false: According to recent Department of Energy calculations, 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is consumed by buildings.


True or false: The Shipbuilding Group in the U.S. is comprised of the Shipbuilders Council of America and the Naval Research Laboratory.


True or false: A California survey conducted by an energy provider found that 80 percent of homeowners preferred having both natural gas and electricity rather than an all-electric home.


When specifying epoxies for green concrete, what attributes are important?


“Simply put, we aim to decipher the fundamental mechanisms that cause corrosion so that we can combat it more effectively in the future.” So said a researcher at the University of Manchester about a new project partially funded by what oil company?


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed what single-component coating type to replace silicone alkyds used on ships’ topsides to achieve significant performance upgrades?


What do John Keane, Joe Bigos, and Bernie Appleman have in common?


True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


True or false: The American Coatings Association issues the Green Mark Certification for environmentally friendly paints.


What organization claims to offer “the world's leading environmental assessment method to assess new, existing buildings and community scale development”?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.


True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities,” which “sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance?"


What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


True or false: In a recent D+D article by Cynthia Challener, sustainability in coatings is now seen as low VOC (50 g/l or lower).


According to the Department of Energy, commercial buildings annually consume BTUs equivalent to the burning of how many million tonnes of coal?


According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


Quantum dots have been incorporated into spreadable paint for what purpose?


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


Uncured concrete is often associated with what color?


What organization offers the Green Globes rating system for green building?


Skanska, the global project development and construction group, quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week in response to what Chamber action?


What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?


True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.


True or False: America’s building sector accounts for a larger percentage of U.S. energy consumption than the transportation and industry sectors.


True or false: The World Green Building Council has a network of national green building council members.


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.


How does the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) differ from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system?


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?


Construction recently began on a building that is being called the "greenest" commercial building on the planet. This project is under way in which of the following cities?


Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


What makes polished concrete (by dry grinding) a contributor to green building objectives?


 
 
   

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