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Chapter 11 Test  D

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

 1. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

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.
 

 4. 

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

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

ENERGY STAR home certification is based entirely on energy efficiency.
 

 13. 

The terms sustainability and green building mean the same thing.
 

 14. 

Earth contains an unlimited supply of fresh water.
 

 15. 

Sustainability was achieved in the 20th century.
 

 16. 

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

 17. 

Green building is not as ambitious as sustainability.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

Site selection should be done after a house is designed.
 

 21. 

Nonrenewable energy resources include solar and wind power.
 

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. 

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

 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. 

Energy from heat within the Earth.
 

 25. 

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.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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

 29. 

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

 30. 

Salvaging.
 

 31. 

Electricity or other forms of energy from continually replenished sources.
 

 32. 

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

 33. 

Using materials over and over again.
 

 34. 

Fossil fuel.
 

 35. 

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

 36. 

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



 
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