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The Ultimate Green Construction Waste Removal Quiz
by Staff
Remodeling can create a lot of construction waste, but there are ways to minimize the amount of waste you create when rebuilding or renovating. If you are interested in helping the environment, take this quiz to see whether you know how to be green with your construction waste.

How much construction waste was generated in the U.S. in 2008?

  • 36 million tons
  • 86 million tons
  • 136 million tons

How is green demolition being accomplished?

  • by deconstructing demolition sites
  • by burning demolition sites
  • by bulldozing demolition sites

How much construction waste is salvaged when using green deconstruction?

  • 0.6
  • 0.7
  • 0.8

What is a disadvantage of using deconstruction?

  • It saves the environment.
  • It is expensive.
  • It is quick and easy.

In order to get LEED Certification you need to use green demolition. Why is having LEED Certification a benefit?

  • It saves costs.
  • It looks good on the building company's reputation.
  • It adds value to the construction project.

Why is onsite material sorting beneficial?

  • It saves time.
  • Materials will be in better shape.
  • It saves space.

In which U.S. city is green demolition mandatory?

  • San Diego
  • Atlanta
  • Dallas

What are the three "R's" of waste management?

  • reduce, reuse, recycle
  • reduce, revamp, reuse
  • reuse, recycle, reconstruct

Which items should you particularly consider when designing your building project to get the most use out of your construction waste?

  • pipes
  • appliances
  • wood

Why is salvaged wood flooring a highly sought after item?

  • because it is expensive
  • because it has original details
  • because there is a shortage of wood

If you want to do renovations do-it-yourself (DIY) style, how can you reduce both waste and your workload?

  • Only recycle wood.
  • Work around existing things.
  • Use a crowbar to tear things apart.

What is a safety problem with houses built before 1978?

  • The house foundations may be rotten.
  • The wood may not have been treated properly.
  • Lead paint may have been used.

What should you do if your house has lead paint on the walls?

  • Demolish the walls.
  • Repaint the walls.
  • Peel off the lead paint.

What else can you do with your construction waste if you don't need it all?

  • Leave it on the nature strip.
  • Throw it out.
  • Donate it.

Which of the following people may use your construction waste as part of their work?

  • artists
  • nurses
  • bankers