The Ultimate LEED Certification Quiz
by Staff
So you're thinking about trying for LEED certification for your home? How much do you really know about the process? Find out in our Ultimate Leed Certification Quiz!

Can a residential building be partially LEED certified?

  • No, only entire buildings can be certified.
  • Yes, if a complete residence, such as an apartment in a multi-unit building, meets the requirements.
  • Yes, any room within a home or building that meets LEED requirements can be certified.

Are attached single-family homes eligible for LEED certification?

  • No. A building must be completely detached to qualify.
  • Only if the home is freestanding on three sides.
  • Yes.

Is a home renovation project eligible for LEED certification?

  • No. Only new construction projects are eligible for LEED certification.
  • Yes, but only if the renovation is substantial and involves "gutting" the building, it is eligible for LEED certification.

Can a detached dwelling unit be LEED certified along with the main home on a property?

  • No, it must be certified separately.
  • Only if it's smaller than 200 square feet.
  • Yes.

At least what percentage of a mixed-use building must be residential to qualify for LEED for Homes certification?

  • 90 percent
  • 70 percent
  • 40 percent

Can a modular or manufactured home qualify for LEED certification?

  • Not the home itself, but the facility where it's manufactured can be LEED certified.
  • The home is eligible for LEED certification, but only after it has been completely constructed on-site.
  • Neither the home nor the facility are eligible.

Is LEED for Homes certification available outside the United States?

  • Yes, it's an international certification program.
  • No, it's currently only available in the United States.
  • It's currently available in the United States and Canada.

What's the maximum number of points a home can typically earn through the LEED for Homes certification program?

  • 94
  • 100
  • 136

According to the LEED for Homes Home Size Adjustment rules, is it easier to get certified if you have a smaller or larger house?

  • smaller
  • larger
  • It doesn't matter

If a home is a half-mile away from open space, will it earn "Access to Open Space" credit?

  • Yes.
  • No. It needs to be within a quarter-mile of open space.
  • Only if there are no barriers (such as highways) to prevent walking the half-mile directly.