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Chapter 11 Test  A

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The concept of sustainability includes ____.
A.
meeting the needs of humans for food, housing, and other needs and wants
B.
not using up resources than cannot be replaced
C.
not affecting the environment negatively
D.
All of the above.
 

 2. 

Green building strives to ____.
A.
use materials and processes more efficiently
B.
reduce pollution
C.
cause as little damage to the environment as possible
D.
All of the above.
 

 3. 

Which of the following is not an element of sustainable building design?
A.
Improved energy choices and use
B.
Water conservation and protection
C.
Use of nonrenewable materials
D.
Adaptability to meet multiple purposes
 

 4. 

Changing the site contour affects patterns of ____ for the building site and the land surrounding it.
A.
water runoff
B.
bird migration
C.
prevailing winds
D.
None of the above.
 

 5. 

The design stage of building a home is critical to its long-term ____.
A.
resale cost
B.
sustainability
C.
maintenance costs
D.
financing
 

 6. 

Relatively green alternatives to PVC include ____.
A.
polypropylene
B.
polyethylene
C.
some thermoplastics
D.
All of the above.
 

 7. 

____ is recovered as a byproduct of coal-burning energy plants and can be used to make concrete.
A.
Gray water
B.
Volatile organic compounds
C.
Rubber
D.
Fly ash
 

 8. 

One of the basic principles of designing a net zero building is relying completely on renewable ____ sources.
A.
energy
B.
electric
C.
propane
D.
gas
 

 9. 

Dioxins and heavy metals are known as ____.
A.
volatile organic compounds
B.
semi-volatile organic compounds
C.
persistent bioaccumulative toxicants
D.
All of the above.
 

 10. 

Gray water is water than has been used in ____.
A.
toilets
B.
baths
C.
kitchen sinks
D.
dishwashers
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 11. 

The terms sustainability and green building mean the same thing.
 

 12. 

Sustainability was achieved in the 20th century.
 

 13. 

Green building is not as ambitious as sustainability.
 

 14. 

A home must be a net zero energy to be considered truly sustainable.
 

 15. 

Site selection should be done after a house is designed.
 

 16. 

Reclaimed building materials are salvaged from buildings that are being torn down and from other sources.
 

 17. 

Nonrenewable energy resources include solar and wind power.
 

 18. 

Earth contains an unlimited supply of fresh water.
 

 19. 

Xeriscaping is landscaping using only native plants or plants that are appropriate for the local climate and ecosystem.
 

 20. 

ENERGY STAR home certification is based entirely on energy efficiency.
 

 21. 

An effort to achieve one goal of sustainability often causes a negative impact in other ways.
 

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms and identifying phrases.
A.
Building information modeling (BIM)
B.
Daylighting
C.
Dioxins
D.
Ecosystem
E.
Geothermal energy
F.
Gray water
G.
Green building
H.
Greenwashing
I.
Net zero energy building
J.
Nonrenewable energy source
K.
Persistent bioaccumulative toxicants (PBTs)
L.
Reclaiming
M.
Recycling
N.
Renewable energy source
O.
Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs)
P.
Solar harvesting
Q.
Sustainability
 

 22. 

Meeting the needs of humans for food, housing, and other needs and wants, without using up resources that cannot be replaced, and without affecting the environment negatively.
 

 23. 

A family of chemicals that are environmental pollutants and are also among the most carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemicals known.
 

 24. 

Collecting sunlight and converting it to electrical power or thermal energy.
 

 25. 

The interaction of plants and animals with each other and the environment.
 

 26. 

Similar to VOCs, but they release vapor much more slowly.
 

 27. 

Energy from heat within the Earth.
 

 28. 

Electricity or other forms of energy from continually replenished sources.
 

 29. 

Water that has been used in baths, showers, clothes washers, and bathroom sink.
 

 30. 

A process that works toward sustainability by striving to use materials and processes more efficiently, while reducing pollution and causing as little damage to the environment as possible.
 

 31. 

Using materials over and over again.
 

 32. 

False claims that advertise a product as green or environmentally friendly when in fact, it is not.
 

 33. 

Salvaging.
 

 34. 

A structure that produces as much energy per year as it consumes.
 

 35. 

Fossil fuel.
 

 36. 

A process that utilizes software tools to streamline building design, analysis, and management.
 



 
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