HVAC for Schools: Energy Efficiency and IAQ on a Budget

Air Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exam for Continuing Education Units

One (1) American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) learning unit (LU), or 1 HSW (health, safety, and welfare) LU, or 1 SD (sustainable design) LU available for attendees

You must get 8 of 10 questions correct to pass the exam. You may retake the exam if necessary. You will be notified whether you passed or failed automatically after taking the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be able to download the completion certificate immediately.


HVAC for Schools: Energy Efficiency and IAQ on a Budget

1.) Full Name *

2.) Street Address *

3.) City *

4.) State *

5.) Zip Code *

6.) Email Address *

7.) Telephone Number *

8.) Company/Organization Name *

9.) AIA Member Number (optional)

10.) Exam Question 1 *

Which of the following is not a potential energy savings benchmark?

Existing buildings

11.) Exam Question 2 *

Which of the following climate zones are heating dominated?

A. 1
B. 6
C. 9
D. 3
E. B and C
F. A and D

12.) Exam Question 3 *

A poor HVAC system selection can underperform relative to ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G/LEED even though all its components meet the minimum efficiencies specified in ASHRAE 90.1.


13.) Exam Question 4 *

What is not a recommended approach for high-performance school HVAC systems?

Mixed-air variable air volume system
Energy recovery
Demand control ventilation
Decoupling ventilation air from space heating and cooling

14.) Exam Question 5 *

Architects must understand ASHRAE 62.1 for compliance of systems under their design control.


15.) Exam Question 6 *

For maximum energy efficiency and conservation, a school should strive to have a low Energy Usage Index (EUI).


16.) Exam Question 7 *

The most comprehensive level of energy audits is ASHRAE:

Level I
Level II
Level III

17.) Exam Question 8 *

An elementary school has reviewed its energy usage and has determined load factor was lower this year as compared to last year. Which statement is true regarding energy usage between the two years?

Energy performance is worse.
Energy performance is better.
The school may have improved energy performance, but the impact of weather should be reviewed before making a determination.

18.) Exam Question 9 *

An indoor lighting hourly load shape during the weekday hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a middle school would tend to:

Be parabolic
Fluctuate up to 35% upward or downward
Fluctuate no more than 10%

19.) Exam Question 10 *

Portable devices that contain memory and can record interval measurements, temperature, and humidity are an example of:

ASHRAE Level 3 devices
Data loggers
Building Energy Management Systems