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Chapter 11 Test  P

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
 

 1. 

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

 2. 

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

 3. 

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

 4. 

Electricity or other forms of energy from continually replenished sources.
 

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

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

 8. 

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.
 

 9. 

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.
 

 10. 

Fossil fuel.
 

 11. 

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

 12. 

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

 13. 

Salvaging.
 

 14. 

Using materials over and over again.
 

 15. 

Energy from heat within the Earth.
 

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

 16. 

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.
 

 17. 

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.
 

 18. 

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

 19. 

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

 20. 

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

 21. 

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

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

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

 25. 

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

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

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

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

 29. 

Site selection should be done after a house is designed.
 

 30. 

Green building is not as ambitious as sustainability.
 

 31. 

ENERGY STAR home certification is based entirely on energy efficiency.
 

 32. 

The terms sustainability and green building mean the same thing.
 

 33. 

Earth contains an unlimited supply of fresh water.
 

 34. 

Nonrenewable energy resources include solar and wind power.
 

 35. 

Sustainability was achieved in the 20th century.
 

 36. 

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



 
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