The LEED v4 Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About the New LEED v4

The newest version of LEED, known as v4, has several changes, many which will impact the professional cleaning and building industries.

The following quiz is designed to highlight some of these changes so you have a better understanding of LEED v4. 

Have fun with the quiz, the answers are below.


In v4, Green Cleaning is now a prerequisite in order for a facility to be LEED certified.

True

False

LEED v4 puts greater emphasis on the careful use of which of the following chemicals:

Floor care strippers/finishes

Degreasers

Disinfectants and Sanitizers

All of the above

 

LEED v4 requires that facilities increase their purchases of Green Cleaning chemicals, paper products, plastic liners, and similar items from the current 30 percent to (based on cost):

50 percent

60 percent

70 percent

75 percent

 

Of the following, which does LEED v4 put greater emphasis on compared to earlier versions?

Chemical free cleaning systems

Conservation of water and energy

The use of sanitizers and disinfectants to ensure healthy cleaning

Indoor air quality

 

LEED v4 recognizes there have been significant advances in which of the following cleaning technologies:

Vapor cleaning

Turning tap water into cleaning solutions

HEPA filtration systems

Cold water chemicals

 

Under v4, facilities can earn one credit for having at least 10 feet of entry matting installed at building entries.

True

False
One of the big changes with v4 is that facilities no longer need to select vacuum cleaners or carpet extractors that have the Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute.

True

False

 

Approximately what percentage of U.S. commercial space is LEED certified?

10 percent

15 percent

25 percent

35 percent

 

If a facility’s cleaning professionals have been CIMS-GB (Cleaning Industry Management Standard–Green Building) or GS-42 (Green Seal’s standard for commercial/institutional cleaning) certified, it means the facility:

Is meeting the Green Cleaning requirements of v4

The facility can earn up to 2 credits

The facility can earn up to 4 credits

These are not recognized in LEED v4

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

True

Disinfectants and Sanitizers

75 percent

Conservation of water and energy

Turning tap water into cleaning solutions

True

False

15 percent

Is meeting the Green Cleaning requirements of v4