Daily Quiz (35)


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


True or false: The American Coatings Association issues the Green Mark Certification for environmentally friendly paints.


What organization claims to offer “the world's leading environmental assessment method to assess new, existing buildings and community scale development”?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.


True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities,” which “sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance?"


What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


True or false: In a recent D+D article by Cynthia Challener, sustainability in coatings is now seen as low VOC (50 g/l or lower).


According to the Department of Energy, commercial buildings annually consume BTUs equivalent to the burning of how many million tonnes of coal?


According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


Quantum dots have been incorporated into spreadable paint for what purpose?


LEED v4 makes its official debut at the Greenbuild Show in November. What was the previous version of LEED called?


Uncured concrete is often associated with what color?


What organization offers the Green Globes rating system for green building?


Skanska, the global project development and construction group, quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week in response to what Chamber action?


What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?


True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.


True or False: America’s building sector accounts for a larger percentage of U.S. energy consumption than the transportation and industry sectors.


True or false: The World Green Building Council has a network of national green building council members.


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.


How does the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) differ from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system?


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?


Construction recently began on a building that is being called the "greenest" commercial building on the planet. This project is under way in which of the following cities?


Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


What makes polished concrete (by dry grinding) a contributor to green building objectives?


 
 
   

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