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Chapter 11 Test  B

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

 1. 

Green building is not as ambitious as sustainability.
 

 2. 

Earth contains an unlimited supply of fresh water.
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

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

 5. 

Sustainability was achieved in the 20th century.
 

 6. 

Site selection should be done after a house is designed.
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

Nonrenewable energy resources include solar and wind power.
 

 9. 

The terms sustainability and green building mean the same thing.
 

 10. 

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

 11. 

ENERGY STAR home certification is based entirely on energy efficiency.
 

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
 

 12. 

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

 13. 

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

 14. 

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

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

Energy from heat within the Earth.
 

 18. 

Using materials over and over again.
 

 19. 

Fossil fuel.
 

 20. 

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

 21. 

Salvaging.
 

 22. 

Electricity or other forms of energy from continually replenished sources.
 

 23. 

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.
 

 24. 

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.
 

 25. 

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

 26. 

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

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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

 29. 

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

 30. 

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

 31. 

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

 32. 

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

 33. 

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

 34. 

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.
 

 35. 

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

 36. 

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



 
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