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QUIZ: GREEN REAL ESTATE

 More customers are interested in energy efficiency and environmentally sound construction and design practices. Do you know the basics of green real estate?

1.All green-building programs should share the following attributes:
Third-party verification
A prescriptive "path" that sets green performance targets
Documentation
All of the above


2.Which of the following is not a green-building certification?
Energy Star Qualified Home
National Green Building Certification
Sustainable Home Seal of Approval
Environments for Living Certified Green


3.Which of the following factors is not a key component in green design?
Location
Lot size
Indoor air quality
Square feet of home


4.Which major metropolis was named America's greenest large city in the National Resources Defense Council's 2009 ranking?
Seattle
Austin, Texas
Portland, Ore.
Chicago


5.What construction shortcut is a frequent source of energy loss?
The absence of external building wrap around the joists between the floor and walls
Improperly insulated attics
Improperly insulated basements and crawl spaces
All of the above


6.What is the current deadline for energy-efficient home improvements in order to qualify for a federal tax credit?
April 15, 2010
April 30, 2010
Dec. 31, 2010
June 30, 2011


7.When building a NEW home, which of the following projects is not eligible for a federal tax credit?
Energy-efficient windows and doors
Photovoltaics
Geothermal heating
Solar water heaters


8.Which of the following institutions does not trade in energy-efficient mortgages?
Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
FHA
None of the above