If you've heard more than enough about eco-conscious, environmentally friendly and green stuff, test your knowledge and see if you're retaining the information or are still green behind the ears.
What is "greenwashing?"
cleaning up products to make them more environmentally friendly
promoting something as green when it's not
providing a protective coating; like whitewashing but safer for the environment
What percentage of a building material has to be from reused or repurposed materials for it to be called "recycled"?
depends on weight and cost calculations
at least 15 percent
more than 30 percent
How much additional, formal schooling does an architect need in order to be a green architecture specialist?
15 course credit hours
What is "green fatigue"?
an erosion of materials used in construction
a disorder from living and working in "sick" or toxic buildings
a weariness in talking about all things green
Which architect said: "In 10 years we're not going to talk about sustainability anymore, because it's going to be built into the core processes of architecture...Advertising sustainability...will be like an architect getting up in front of a room to 'proudly proclaim how his buildings didn't fall down.'"
Frank Lloyd Wright
Which housing type might have the smallest carbon footprint?
People who live in glass houses should:
What's a solid choice for furnishing an eco-conscious home and keeping it, well, conscious?
use wood only
Which very famous architect has had to defend some of their negative comments about green architecture?
Eric Owen Moss
This housing type may seem environmentally friendly, but it's often not.
LEED is an acronym for:
Lean Engineering in Environmental Direction
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Leading Environmental Engineering Design
One of the most acclaimed public green projects in the United States does NOT have this:
a parking lot
Which of these is sold online for use as housing?
Is it more green to sell your house and live in an RV?
don't know; I have green fatigue
it can go either way
home is where the green is
Who are the green police?
St. Patrick's Day cops
What is the Zerofootprint Prize?
a house design competition
a building re-skinning contest
an off-the-grid award
When will green architecture be regulated under a standard international building code?
How much more per square foot does it cost to build a green home?
it costs less
both of the above
Who focused on sustainability long before it entered mainstream design?
Green architecture and design professionals can look to which of these influential cultures for eco-friendly designs?