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IGBC Exam Questions

Jul 13, 2015



Dear kiran, pls find below the questions and the answers. In case you this is not readable the same has been sent by email to your email id also. Thanks bala Chapter1: Green Buildings 1. What does LEED stand for? Leadership in Energy & Environment Design 2. Which was the first LEED Platinum rated building in India? CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre 3. Which website can you get information about green buildings and the Indian Green Building Council? 4. Which credit and how many points are awarded to a project with IGBC AP as a principal design team member Innovation , one point 5. Who can become members of IGBC? Any organisation (Arch, consult, Builder, instituiton etc) 6. Which member of the team needs to be a IGBC member for the project to claim the discount? Owner 7. Name the 4 Green rating systems available in India through IGBC, and which year these were launched? LEED India New construction -2007 LEED India core & shell in 2007 IGBC green Homes-2009 IGBC Green Factories -2009 8. What is the most recommended time for a project register for rating through IGBC? Initial Design Stage 9. At which stage should a project select the rating system the project will be following? Feasibility study 10. Where can the fees be found for registration / certification for an IGBC rating system? and Particular rating page

11. Which area should not be considered in calculation of fees? Parking area 12. What is the next stage after the registration form is submitted on IGBC website? CIR 13. What does the project team receive after a project is registered with IGBC? Reference guide & Leed India templates 14. What is a CIR? Credit Interpretation Ruling 15. What steps should you take before filing a CIR? Check the intent, requirement, calculation details in reference Guide Check the previously logged CIRs in the CIR page of IGBC website Submit a CIR 16. With registration, how many CIRs does project receive for free and how much do subsequent CIRS cost? 2 free & beyond this 5000 per CIR 17. Where can you find other project CIRs? 18. What is Pre Certification? To market the project, apply for the leed rating proposed with submittals. 19. Which rating systems can you apply for Pre certification? Leed India Core & shell & IGBC Green homes 20. Can a project be denied credits in pre certification submittal? Yes. 21. If a project achieves Gold rating in pre certification, can it apply for Platinum in final certification? Yes 22. How often should project team update IGBC on status of project after pre certification? Every 6 months 23. If a project is achieving 45 credits and missing one pre requisite, can it still apply for certification? No 24. What items should be submitted with the application for

certification? All building drawings, Filled in Leed india Templates Calculations Fees 25. How long does IGCB take to perform preliminary review? 30 working days 26. What is a clarification Reply of the Project team for the IGBC preliminary report of Pending & Denied credits. 27. What are the contents of Preliminary Review report? CAA (Credit Accept Anticipated, Pending & Denied 28. Where are the fees available for certification and what are the fees based on? & fees based on Sq.ft. 29. Is there a discount for IGBC members? Yes 30. How much time is given for project team to respond to Preliminary review? 30 working days 31. How many credits / prerequisites does the IGBC verify on site? Up to six credits and/or prerequisites 32. Name the 2 stages at which on site inspection takes place? During construction before awarding the certificate 33. On receiving the final review, what are the options for a project team? Accept or appeal 34. How long does a project team have to appeal 15 working days 35. How much does an appeal cost? Rs. 20,000/credit 36. Who reviews an Appeal? What documents should be submitted? Other than the first reviewed party all relevant documents related to that credit alone with All drawings & narration (original submittal for the credit)

37. What does a certified project receive from IGBC? Certificate, Award letter & metal plague 38. What is the difference between CIR and Clarification? CIR- requires details from IGBC Raised by project team answered by IGBC Clarification-Project team reply for the IGBC preliminary review 39. On which website can you find the information on certified projects and accredited individuals of IGBC in India? 40. How many copies (soft & hard) of documents need to be sent to IGBC? 2 sets Soft copy Chapter 2: Sustainable Sites: 1. What are the 5 major chapters in LEED rating system? Sustainable Site/water efficiency / Energy & Atmosphere / Indoor Environment Quality / Material & Resources 2. What are the 4 levels of LEED certification a project can achieve? Platinum, Gold, Silver, Certified 3. Is erosion and sedimentation control mandatory for a NC project? Yes 4. Which type of projects can NC rating system be applied to? New projects / more 50% owner occupied 5. What is a major renovation? More than 50% renovation (Envelope, HVAC & Electrical system) 6. What does erosion and sedimentation control helps to protect? Protect the top soil, air pollution reduce, improve water quality 7. Is addressing construction stage for erosion & sedimentation sufficient? No 8. What are the different types of seeding? Temporary & Permanent 9. What impact does mulching have? Retains moisture & protect top soil 10. Name 4 structural controls to E&S? Earth dike, Silt fencing, Sediment trap, Sediment basin 11. Which Indian standard is followed for Erosion & Sedimentation

Control? NBC part 10, chapter 1, section -4 12. What types of sites are inappropriate for green buildings? Prime Farm land, Within 100 feet of wet land (ENVIS) Habitat of endangered species (WII) & Public parkland 13. What is a farmland? Produce crops with less damage to resources, least cost, Best place for produce food, crop, Acceptable acidity/alkalinity, salt, sodium Adequate & dependable water No rock or less rock 14. Who lists endangered species in India? Wild life institute of India 15. What is the minimum distance between site and wet land? 100 feet 16. Is development on parkland appropriate? No 17. What is the minimum density onsite and in calculated radius to achieve SSC2? 1.38 FAR mile radius 60,000 sq.ft / acre 18. Name any 10 basic services & what is the radius within which 10 basic services and residential is required for SSc2? Hotel, fire station, beauty parlour, school, hospital, bank, bus stop, place of worship, grocery, Day care, cleaners, laundry, library, park, pharmacy, post office, senior care facility, Theatre, community centre, fitness centre & Museum . R=.3root (acre x 43560) 19. What is a site with environmental or chemical contamination called? Brown field 20. What are the 2 options for Alt Trns C4, public transportation access? mile Rail line or mile Bus Stop with min. 2 bus lines 21. How many bus stops and bus lines are required to achieve the credit? 1 stop with min. 2 buses 22. What is the intent of encouraging alternative fuel vehicles? To reduce pollution from automobiles /save fuel 23. What are requirements if Alternative fuel vehicles are provided? 3 % of occupancy & preferred parking

24. What are the requirements if recharge stations are provided? 3% of parking capacity 25. Is it better to meet or exceed the local parking requirements? Meet (Not to exceed) 26. Define preferred parking Parking nearer to entrance, core, next to handicapped parking 27. How can we minimize site disturbance in a Green Field site? By use less area for construction work, less disturbance to vegetation 28. How much area of site should have vegetation to achieve SSC5.1? 50% 29. A site should exceed local open space requirement by XX% to achieve SSC5.2? 25% 30. Run off coefficients are higher for which materials? Asphalt, Concrete, brick 31. In any development should post development run off be higher or less than pre development run off? Should be less than 32. What is TSS? Total suspended solid 33. How can TSS be reduced before recharge? Harvesting pit 34. What does Heat Island effect mean? Thermal gradient difference b/w developed & non developed area 35. Name any 4 strategies to prevent Heat Island Effect on non roof areas? Gardening. White coating, parking in basement, parking under shades. 36. What does SRI stand for? Is higher or lower SRI better to prevent heat island? Solar Reflectance Index , Higher 37. How do Green Roofs greatly help to reduce Heat Island Effect? Green roof reduce the heat transfer/ gain 38. How do High SRI roofs help in Green Buildings? reduce the heat transfer to building 39. What is the intent of Light Pollution Reduction credit? Remove up lights and reduce ompact on nocturnal environments

40. Which standard is followed for calculating LPD for exterior lighting? Ashrae 90.1 Chapter 3: Water Efficiency: 1. What is potable water? Drinkable water 2. Name the 3 largest consumers of water in a typical building? Irrigation, Toilets, Ac make up water 3. What is the standard pressure at which toilet fixtures should be measured? 80 PSI (Piunds per square inch) 4. What does GPF, GPM, LPM and LPF stand for? Gallons per flush, Gallons per minute, litre per minute, litre per flush 5. What is RBTS and which water can be treated using this system? Reed Bed Treatment system, waste water 6. What are BOD and COD and who decides the allowable limits? Biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand & PCB 7. What are appropriate ways to recharge roof and ground storm water? Roof water to open wells, surface water to Rain water harvesting pits 8. What is Xeri-scaping? Usage of desert plant/dry Landscape 9. Why are native landscape considered green? They dont need special ca