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Chapter 11 Test  O

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

 1. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

ENERGY STAR home certification is based entirely on energy efficiency.
 

 4. 

Sustainability was achieved in the 20th century.
 

 5. 

Green building is not as ambitious as sustainability.
 

 6. 

Site selection should be done after a house is designed.
 

 7. 

The terms sustainability and green building mean the same thing.
 

 8. 

Nonrenewable energy resources include solar and wind power.
 

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

Earth contains an unlimited supply of fresh water.
 

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. 

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

 13. 

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.
 

 14. 

Using materials over and over again.
 

 15. 

Energy from heat within the Earth.
 

 16. 

Fossil fuel.
 

 17. 

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

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 21. 

Electricity or other forms of energy from continually replenished sources.
 

 22. 

Salvaging.
 

 23. 

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

 24. 

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

 25. 

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.
 

 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. 

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

 28. 

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

 29. 

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

 30. 

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.
 

 31. 

____ 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
 

 32. 

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

 33. 

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

 34. 

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

 35. 

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

 36. 

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



 
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