Critical Power: Integrating Renewable Power into Buildings

Air Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Exam for Continuing Education Units

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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.


Critical Power: Integrating Renewable Power into Buildings

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Exam Question 1 *

What reference standard requires the implementation of onsite renewable energy?

ASHRAE Standard 90.1
ASHRAE Standard 189.1
Green building programs, such as U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED
Exam Question 2 *

How does incorporating onsite renewable energy systems help achieve a green building certification?  

Onsite renewable energy production reduces the building’s net energy usage
Green building programs typically reward projects for incorporating onsite renewable energy generation
Both A and B
Building integrated renewable energy systems are recognized for their “green” aesthetic appeal
None of the above
Exam Question 3 *

Renewable energy systems should be considered first, then energy-efficient design and energy conservation measures should be implemented.

Exam Question 4 *

Renewable energy systems will have the highest return on investment (ROI) in areas with the best renewable energy resources. 

Exam Question 5 *

The best wind turbine installation will be at the highest spot on the property and will use a tower that is high enough so the turbine is out of the turbulent region caused by buildings and vegetation. This is roughly how many times the height of surrounding buildings and trees? 

2 times
3 times
5 times
1.5 times
Exam Question 6 *

Which organization(s) should be consulted prior to designing a renewable energy system? 

The Electric Utility servicing the site
The Internal Revenue Service
The Building Department / Authority Having Jurisdiction
A and C
None of the above
Exam Question 7 *

With Net Metering, excess energy not used on site is sold back to the utility at the utility’s avoided cost of generation. 

Exam Question 8 *

In cooler ambient temperatures a Solar Photovoltaic system’s production will be how much, relative to warmer ambient temperatures, assuming the same amount of solar irradiation?

The same
Exam Question 9 *

Grid-tie Solar Photovoltaic systems do not pose a safety hazard to firefighters after the utility AC connection has been de-energized or disconnected from the PV system. 

Exam Question 10 *

A roof requires how much additional loading capacity for a Solar PV system to be installed on it?

5 pounds/sq ft
10 pounds/sq ft
20 pounds/sq ft
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