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“Tidal and Ocean Energy” is:
a) the specific areas that would be available for fossil fuel generators.
b) electrical power produced from ocean waves, tides, and currents.
c) a most unlikely area for finding a Green Alternative for energy.
d) the amount of wind from the ocean during high and low tides.
Thermal storage is:
a) used exclusively for food preservation.
b) the process whereby solar energy is stored in photovoltaic cells.
c) produced during high load conditions to use at a later time.
d) used to store energy for heating and cooling until needed.
A test performed to assure a fossil fuel system is operating as close to design specification is called:
a) heat load calculation.
b) AFUE validation.
c) superheating analysis.
d) combustion analysis.
When photovoltaic modules are interconnected they are called:
a) Positive cell, with a cathode and anode.
b) Satellite solar cell assembly.
c) Solar photovoltaic array.
d) Limited grid photovoltaic assembly.
Carbon footprint is the:
a) amount of carbon used to make an automobile tire.
b) carbon deposits from burning gasoline.
c) amount of carbon dioxide that is produced from a process.
d) amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Conventional storage water heaters are the most common type water heater installed. They consume an estimated:
a) 12 to 18% of the energy used in an average home.
b) 10 to 25% of the energy used in an average home.
c) 40 to 50% of the energy used in an average home.
d) 10 to 15% of the energy used in an average home.
Which of the following is a source of sustainable energy?
d) Natural gas.
Radiant heat transfers its energy when:
a) it flows down in all directions from the air handler to floors, walls, and people.
b) it contacts an object, such as a wall, desk, chair, or person.
c) the water passes between hot plates.
d) the sun is involved with passive systems.
What term is considered the process which estimates and evaluates the life cycle cost over the life expectancy of raw materials from the point at which they are compiled, until the time when they are returned back to the earth?
a) Cradle to grave.
b) Cradle to cradle.
c) Natural resources.
d) Dust to dust.
The type of system that uses the earth as both a, heating and cooling medium is a:
a) direct burial RPX system.
b) deep well swamp cooler.
c) zoned package terminal air conditioner.
d) geothermal system.
A faucet water flow restriction device which adds air to the volume of water is the:
Systems that can have multiple indoor units connected to a single outdoor units are known as:
a) ducted maxi-split systems.
b) ductless mini-splits.
c) PTAC’s with zoned areas.
d) ductless economize based systems.
Of all the available water on the planet, how much is fresh water attainable?
Energy managers can detect potential energy problems by:
a) monitoring changes in current codes and standards.
b) constant analysis and documentation.
c) understanding current utility tariffs.
d) keeping in constant contact with all the other facility professionals.
The Coefficient of Performance (COP):
a) varies based on outdoor temperature.
b) increases as the outdoor temperature drops.
c) remains the same at all outdoor temperatures.
d) changes with the price of electricity.
The Energy Star label when attached to a high efficiency plumbing appliance indicates that the:
a) appliance operates on dual voltages, if necessary.
b) appliance has only a front loading capability.
c) energy/water needed for operation is 100% lower than a non Energy Star appliance.
d) energy/water needed for operation is 10-50% lower than a non Energy Star appliance.
LED is the acronym for which of the following?
a) Light Emitting Device.
b) Low Electrical Diode.
c) Light Electrical Device.
d) Light Emitting Diode.
Historically, most lighting has been purchased based on the.
a) amperage of the bulb.
b) voltage of the bulb, only.
c) physical size of the bulb.
d) wattage of the bulb.
A condensing boiler:
a) is less efficient than a standard boiler.
b) condenses moisture from the flue gases.
c) condenses flue gasses to increase gas density.
d) traps condensate for use in the expansion tank.
Photovoltaic panels are used to power:
a) only the higher voltage systems, due to the cost over-runs caused from conversion.
b) almost everything, including street lighting, NASA satellite equipment, and even the grid.
c) devices that require low maintenance only due to the small voltage output of the panel.
d) only devices, such as watches, calculators, and lower power equipment needs.
Sustainable energy is defined as a:
a) source of energy that has no effect or impact on current or future resources.
b) planned process to never run out of energy.
c) source of energy which can be used to create perpetual motion.
d) source of energy from a fuel that can continue to burn after being ignited.
The cartridge free urinal is a:
a) type I code I device.
b) water or waterless device.
c) water-type urinal.
d) waterless urinal.
The on demand water circulation system:
a) allows cold water to run for about one minute before the hot water arrives.
b) delivers hot water immediately without the cold water waste period.
c) does not use a pump and thus, saves money and energy.
d) is not used in residential constructions; only in some commercial applications.
A heat load calculation for a residential home is based on the:
a) indoor design and outdoor design temperatures.
b) average temperature maintained inside the home.
c) highest and lowest outdoor design temperature.
d) airflow required for the BTU capacity of the comfort cooling system.
An energy audit is:
a) a heat loss or gain calculation on a structure taking energy cost into consideration.
b) used to calculate how much energy is needed during the construction phase.
c) a collective inspection, survey, and analysis of a structure.
d) used to calculate how much energy is used for a five or ten year period after construction.
Which of the following cooling systems works best in dry climates?
a) a greenhouse gas and an ozone friendly refrigerant.
b) a hydrofluorocarbon.
c) an ozone depleting substance and a greenhouse gas.
d) the refrigerant of the future.
Water distribution piping installations include:
a) using multiple pumps to keep the pressure at the 80 psi minimum.
b) conventional methods with additional insulation and low maintenance items.
c) grouping fixtures closer together and using manifolds for water distribution.
d) using only one main trunk and branching off it to the individual fixtures.
Solar cooling may be accomplished by:
a) using solar energy to power an absorption system.
b) pumping the heat into convection tunnels.
c) a blower and a heat to cold air exchanger.
d) absorbing the sun’s radiant energy to a thermal mass.
The difference between a nuclear power plant and a fossil fuel plant is:
a) the type of electricity produced.
b) the method used to heat the water to produce steam.
c) the design of the generator.
d) the times it takes Congress to pass the bill for construction.
A measure of the relative efficiency of a room air conditioner appliance is:
a) Coefficient of Performance (COP).
b) Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
c) Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
d) Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE).
Reclaim water is required by most codes to be run in:
a) orange pipe and identified as “Reclaimed Water – Do Not Drink”.
b) purple pipe and identified as “Reclaimed Water – Do Not Drink”.
c) yellow pipe and identified as “Reclaimed Water – Do Not Drink”.
d) orange pipe and identified as “Reclaimed Water – Ok to Drink”.
The Energy information Administration:
a) allows industry to publish energy information.
b) establishes the cost of energy.
c) establishes power consumption standards used by various industries.
d) supplies energy usage data.
The ECM (Electronic Commutated Motor):
a) has six starting and running windings.
b) does not have brushes inside the stator.
c) has four speeds to choose from.
d) is a Direct Current (DC) brushless synchronous motor.
In an effort to reduce the energy usage in a building, which four construction techniques play an integral role?
a) Geographical location, heating degree days, number of window, and insulation.
b) Heating efficiency, cooling efficiency, ventilation rate, and insulation R-value.
c) Foundation seal, wall wrap, roof wrap, door and window sealing.
d) Initial home design, insulation, appliances, and lighting.
High voltage transformers used in fluorescent lighting are called:
The 1992 Energy Policy Act set the standard for water closets(WC’s) by reducing the amount of water for flushing to:
a) 1.6 gallons.
b) 3.0 gallons.
c) 2.6 gallons.
d) 2.1 gallons.
Effective Energy Conservation Measures can be determined by:
a) conducting an energy consumption equipment inventory.
b) the cost of equipment.
c) conducting an energy audit.
d) following EPA mandates.
Energy Star rated air-cooled, cube-type ice machines are:
a) 50% more efficient, with slight increase in ice temperature resulting in more production.
b) approximately 15% more energy efficient and use 25% less water than older models.
c) approximately 15% more energy efficient and use 10% less water than older models.
d) approximately 10% more energy efficient and uses 15% less water than older models.
Mechanical vapor compression air conditioning systems:
a) consume very little energy.
b) are used to cool and humidify indoor air.
c) provide comfort, cooling, and dehumidification.
d) move cool air from unwanted places to wanted places.
Showers can use as much as:
a) 22% of the water used in a home.
b) 41% of the water used in a home.
c) 53% of the water used in a home.
d) 12% of the water used in a home.
The removable cartridge is used with a:
a) outhouse urinal.
b) dual flush urinal.
c) waterless urinal.
d) temporary urinal.
GreenChill is a cooperative alliance between:
a) residential and commercial refrigeration manufacturers.
b) Industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
c) commercial and industrial chilled water system suppliers.
d) food purveyors and commercial refrigeration manufacturers.
In the life cycle assessment, what process is the continued use and reuse of a product that has little or no environment impact?
a) Dust to dust.
b) Natural resourcing.
c) Cradle to Cradle.
d) Cradle to grave.
Which of the following is an energy conservation measure?
a) Replacing all compact fluorescent bulbs to long life incandescent bulbs.
b) Replacing all long life incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs.
c) Installing a new thermostat.
d) Using surge protectors on all equipment with instant-on circuits
The standard temperature used to calculate COP for an air to air heat pump is:
a) 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, indoor temperature.
b) 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 6 degrees Fahrenheit, outdoor temperature.
c) 47 degrees Fahrenheit and 17 degrees Fahrenheit, outdoor temperature.
d) 85 degrees Fahrenheit, indoor and 47 degrees Fahrenheit, outdoor temperature.
Pre-rince spray valves are used in commercial kitchens to rinse the:
a) dishes and silverware only with cold water.
b) dish washing appliance after each use.
c) containers after washing is complete.
d) food containers before washing.
When selecting residential energy upgrades, the concept of cost versus benefits is referred to as:
a) fees versus budget.
b) return on health and safety.
c) saving to investment.
d) outlay to expenditure.
What would the annual operating cost of an appliance that uses 400 watts for 5 continuous hours per day if the current electrical rate is 10 cents per kilowatt?
a) 160.00 dollars.
b) 73.00 dollars.
c) 20.00 dollars.
d) 40.00 dollars.
HSPF air source heat pump equipment ratings range from:
a) 4 to 6.
b) 7 to 8.
c) 2 to 4.
d) 8 to 12.
What is R-value?
a) It is the thermal conductivity of a material based on a thickness of one inch and its volume.
b) It is the thermal construction of a material based on the square footage of material used.
c) It is the thermal resistance of a material based on a thickness and density.
d) It is the reciprocal of the R-factor based on the compression of one inch of given material.
Passive cooling is:
a) provides comfort cooling from a mechanical system.
b) works only in hot dry climates.
c) when air passes across an evaporator.
d) a form of natural cooling from shading and directing oudoor air flow.
An instantaneous boiler:
a) can only be used to heat water at the point of use at a set time.
b) heats water to satisfy demand at a particular location and time.
c) design is based on the volume of combustion air to satisfy swing demand.
d) is sized by the load of the heating and cooling on demand.
Appliances such as computers, televisions, and most chargers when powered off continue to use electricity these devices are known as:
a) ghost loads.
b) grid rob loads.
c) minor residential appliances.
d) over active loads.
A fossil fuel modulating furnace varies its fuel input and blower motor speed:
a) in commercial applications only.
b) through the use of a 3 speed vent fan.
c) by condensing moisture in the flue.
d) using advanced control technology.
Renewable energy is:
a) nuclear energy used to produce electricity.
b) energy used to create movement.
c) a source of energy from a fuel that can continue to burn after being ignited.
d) a repeatable source of energy.
Industrial fire protection systems used Halon-1301 (EPA unfriendly gas) in water sensitive areas in 1993 this substance was replaced with:
a) FM 200
b) GM 450
c) GM 500
d) AM 200
What is fenestration?
a) Any area which allows light to pass through an external wall of a building.
b) The amount of heat per square foot per hour gained or lost through any external surface.
c) The velocity of air infiltrating through a specified area of an external wall under a pressure.
d) The amount of air infiltration that leaks through any external wall of a building.
The composting toilet can be:
a) self-contained or with a remote tank.
b) self-contained only.
c) used to increase the volume of waste.
d) used only with a remote tank.
Waste-Heat Recovery systems can be adapted to air conditioning systems for:
a) vent cooling.
b) water heating.
c) help sanitize gray water systems.
The Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM):
a) cost less than any other AC motor, but is more troublesome.
b) is a single speed shaded pole motor, used for air conditioning.
c) has the highest efficiency ratings for air conditioning purposes.
d) is the same as any other single phase motor in its construction.
Conducting a blower door test to quantify air leakage rates is a test to determine the air infiltration and heat transfer energy losses after which process?
a) Duct leakage test.
b) Energy audit.
c) Air sealing.
d) HVAC Equipment startup.
Two major appliances in the home that use the most KW/H are the:
a) food disposal and television sets.
b) freezers and refrigerators.
c) electrical water heater and the clothes dryer.
d) electrical water heater and the freezer.
Variable Frequency Drive motors (VFD)
a) can only be used in conjunction with DC motor applications.
b) have been replaced by the Variable Speed Drive motors.
c) are used on most residential systems, due to the low costs.
d) are typically used on most high efficiency commercial A.C. Systems.
The Energy Star dishwasher uses approximately:
a) 4 gallons of hot water per cycle.
b) 5 gallons of cold water per cycle.
c) 4 gallons of cold water per cycle.
d) 5 gallons of hot water per cycle.
The gravity of water circulation systems uses:
a) the heavier, warm water to create the gravity effect for operation.
b) the natural tendency of hot water to rise and cooler water to fall.
c) a small pump motor to help force the flow during day time use.
d) the natural tendency of cold water to rise and the warmer water to fall.
The power generated by “Wind Turbines”:
a) cannot be used by the grid for any reason.
b) is sized only by the amperes they generate under a load.
c) is all alternating current and is not sent to a grid.
d) must be altered before it can be used by the grid.
What can be done to increase overall energy efficiency in a building?
a) establish and implement maintenance procedures and policies for all mechanical systems.
b) decrease energy consumption during off peak hours.
c) open all windows coverings in the summertime.
d) cover skylights to prevent the sun from heating the building during the heating season.
The best method used for the irrigation of landscaping is:
a) In ground drip systems.
b) Substituting desalted sea water.
c) Automatic low velocity sprinklers.
d) to pump water directly from a septic system.
What best represents the part of a structure that is in contact with both the conditioned space and unconditioned spaces?
a) Slab type flooring.
b) Window and doors.
c) Building envelope.
d) Interior walls.
Water closets that reduce water used from 1.6 gal to 1.28 (gpf) are known as:
a) ultra-low flush and dual flush fixtures.
b) low flush and single flush fixtures.
c) super flush and design flush fixtures.
d) high flush and dual flush fixtures.
In order to determine the required capacity of heating or cooling equipment for a structure.
a) “Building Information Modeling” program should be conducted.
b) “Life Cycle Cost Analysis” should be conducted.
c) an “Energy Audit” should be performed.
d) “Heat Load Calculation” should be performed.
The electrical “Demand” rate for commercial enterprises can be reduced by:
a) reducing power consumption during peak periods.
b) operating equipment during off peak times.
c) shutting down operations one day per week.
d) not starting all energy consuming devices simultaneously.
A lumen is the:
a) amount of power needed to light a space of one square foot, one foot away.
b) distance a light shine on two square feet of space , in total darkness.
c) energy need to create a light for a space of two square feet, one foot away.
d) amount of light on one square foot of surface created by a candle one foot away.
Water “hammer” most commonly occurs when:
a) leaky faucets, toilets, and fixtures cause reduce pressure in the piping system.
b) temperature exceeds the critical temperature in the hot water system causing a rapid release of steam inside the piping system.
c) the flow of moving water is suddenly stopped by rapid closing valve.
d) low water levels are suddenly increased to an extreme pressure inside the water pipe.
Heating Season Performance Factor is used as an energy rating for:
a) cascade evaporative cooling systems.
b) heat pumps.
c) window air conditioners.
Heating and cooling efficiency ratings such as SEER, EER, COP, and HSPF are regulated by:
a) Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
b) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
c) Department of Energy (DOE)
d) American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Which of the following is used to rate a central cooling system?
a) Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE).
b) Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
c) Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
d) Seasonal Energy Usage Ratio (SEUR)
A green alternative for producing massive amounts of electrical energy is:
a) nuclear energy.
b) impulse generator.
c) tachyon turbines.
d) photovoltaic cells.
Ethanol is a renewable energy source because it is produced through the:
a) distillation of crops.
b) distillation of oak trees.
c) distillation of crude oil.
d) burning of crops.
The first fuel cell was designed in:
a) November, 1939.
b) early 1980’s.
c) the year, 1839.
d) November, 1960.
The 1992 Energy Policy Act urinal flush requirements uses:
a) 1 gallon per flush.
b) 1.5 gallons per flush.
c) 2 gallons per flush.
d) 2.5 gallons per flush.
The 1992 Energy Policy Act passed requiring that showerheads and faucets were rated at 2.5GPM @:
a) 75 psi.
b) 110 psi.
c) 100 psi.
d) 80 psi.
In order to maintain an acceptable indoor air quality in tight structures, ventilation standards were established by:
a) Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
b) American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers. (ASHRAE).
c) ARI, ASHRAE, DOE, and EPA.
d) United National Federal Indoor Air Quality Council and the Department of Energy.
Life Cycle Assessment of Life Cycle Cost Analysis is the:
a) cost of fuel to operate the equipment divided by the years of service.
b) total cost of purchasing, operating, and maintaining equipment.
c) price of one brand system compared to another brand.
d) cost of equipment divided by the years of service.
Dual flush water closets provide the user flushing options. These options are selected by:
a) flushing twice manually, with the handle.
b) electronically and are not user selectable.
c) two buttons on the tank lid or a dual selection action of the handle.
d) automatic selection devices included and is optional if desired.
The term “Wind Farm” refers to the:
a) farms that have generators for individual use.
b) specify type of generator used inside the turbine.
c) business of building the wind turbines for usage.
d) business of generating power for sale to the grid.
An appliance using 7500 watts of power continuously for 5 hours, would use:
a) 7.5 kilowatt-hours or 7.5KW/H.
b) 7.5 hours or 7.5 watts.
c) 7500 kilowatt hours or 7500 KW/H.
d) 37.5 kilowatt hours.
Which of the following is a rating of how efficiently a furnace consumes fuel over the entire heating season?
a) Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
b) Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
c) Coefficient of Performance (COP).
d) Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE).
Luminous efficacy is how efficient a light bulb is at creating:
a) ratio of light output versus power created.
b) brightness versus infra-red heat.
c) visible light versus heat.
d) amp output versus voltage output.
What can be used to predict the effects of energy conservation measures used in a building?
a) Building information modeling.
b) Building energy consumption survey.
c) Watt Meter.
d) Smart grid technology.
What test is used to diagnose and measure a building’s air tightness and help locate air leaks?
a) Duct leakage.
b) Pressure pan.
c) Blower door
d) Building envelope.
Unlike “Wind Generators”, “Tidal Generators” are:
a) very large and have a very low power output.
b) predictable for power generation.
c) too expensive for practical usage.
d) unpredictable for power generation.
Flashlights that use LED’s can be used continuously, about how long before new batteries are needed?
a) 150 hours.
b) 90 hours.
c) 120 hours.
d) 60 hours.
The electrical energy efficiency of an appliance or device is determined by:
a) how quickly the device can attain its operational speed.
b) how fast the device runs.
c) how long the device can run without being replaced.
d) how well the device converts the electricity to useful work.
To produce the voltage necessary to process:
a) fuel cells cannot be “stacked” to produce the voltage.
b) fuel cells can be stacked.
c) fossil fuels should be substituted.
d) too much natural resources are needed for production.
Insulating the water heater and hot water piping is:
a) one of the easiest ways to make an immediate impact on energy savings.
b) only needed in very cold climates; not in the southern parts of the U.S.
c) needed on only part of the hot water piping, in order to save energy costs.
d) done to keep the water from freezing inside and causing pipe breakage (leaks).
In forced air heating systems, the:
a) fuel source must be natural gas.
b) fresh air from the economizer must not be drawn over the heat exchanger.
c) air is circulated over the surfaces of the heat exchanger where it dissipates heat.
d) air is circulated over the surfaces of the heat exchanger where it absorbs heat.
Which control can be used to dim fluorescent lighting?
a) Standard dimming switches.
b) Electronic dimming ballasts.
c) Fluorescent dimming tubes.
d) Phosphor coating tubes.
The dedicated line water circulation system:
a) does not save energy or energy costs; it is for convenience purposes.
b) is used only in residential applications; not adequate for commercial.
c) is the same as the gravity water circulation system, but less costly.
d) keeps the water in the hot water piping at a constant temperature.
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