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1.) As per BPI Standards, how should airsealing measures be prioritized?

A. the primary consideration is to minimize air leakage around the CAZ

B. the primary considerations are to minimize stack effect and moisture transfer into attics and interstitial spaces

C. the primary consideration is to minimize the leakiest areas as determined by blower door + smoke stick testing

D. the primary consideration is to minimize the leakiest areas as determined by pressure zonal diagnostics


2.) Which of the following need to be baffled prior to insulation?

A. non-IC recessed can fixtures and chimneys

B. IC recessed can fixtures and top plates

C. gable vents and chimneys

D. top plates and the band joist

3.). The organization which develops ventilation standards for buildings is:

A. BPI

B. ASHRAE

C. USGBC

D. USVS

4.) When should dryer exhaust be vented to the outdoors?

A. in warm climates

B. when the dryer is a gas dryer

C. when they are close to exterior walls and there is an available straight run

D. dryers should normally always be vented to the outdoors

5.) System airflow for a duct system is 900 cfm. What is the maximum allowable duct leakage to the outdoors?

A. 45 cfm25

B. 90 cfm25

C. 135 cfm25

D. 180 cfm25

6.) When sealing a duct system, which of these should be sealed first?

A. leaks at air handler cabinet

B. longitudinal seams on rigid metal ducting

C. leaks at return ducts

D. gaps at boot-wall connections

7.) Which of the following is the name of a type of electrical wiring which may be hazardous to airsealing or insulation crews working in an attic?

A. open sheathing

B. polyphase

C. knob and tube

D. line and sinker

 

Questions with Answers

 

1.) As per BPI Standards, how should airsealing measures be prioritized?

A. the primary consideration is to minimize air leakage around the CAZ

B. the primary considerations are to minimize stack effect and moisture transfer into attics and interstitial spaces – p. 5 of the EP Standards

C. the primary consideration is to minimize the leakiest areas as determined by blower door + smoke stick testing

D. the primary consideration is to minimize the leakiest areas as determined by pressure zonal diagnostics

2.) Which of the following need to be baffled prior to insulation?

A. non-IC recessed can fixtures and chimneys – remember that a “baffle” is a dam to block insulation from touching something – in this case, components of the attic floor which produce heat

B. IC recessed can fixtures and top plates

C. gable vents and chimneys

D. top plates and the band joist

3.) The organization which develops ventilation standards for buildings is:

A. BPI

B. ASHRAE – (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers). The BPI Standards rely heavily on ASHRAE’s published standards.

C. USGBC

D. USVS

4.) When should dryer exhaust be vented to the outdoors?

A. in warm climates

B. when the dryer is a gas dryer

C. when they are close to exterior walls and there is an available straight run

D. dryers should normally always be vented to the outdoors – from a health and safety perspective, it is important to exhaust not only the byproducts from gas combustion, but also the extra moisture and lint particles from any dryer exhaust. This is also specified on p. 2 of the EP Standards.

5.) System airflow for a duct system is 900 cfm. What is the maximum allowable duct leakage to the outdoors?

A. 45 cfm25

B. 90 cfm25 – the maximum allowable duct leakage to the outdoors is a handy 10% of total system airflow, expressed in cfm25 (see p. 7 of EP Standards)

C. 135 cfm25

D. 180 cfm25

6.) When sealing a duct system, which of these should be sealed first?

A. leaks at air handler cabinet – when there are no “catastrophic” leaks, you should seal the areas of highest pressure first (see p. 7 of EP Standards for more on prioritization)

B. longitudinal seams on rigid metal ducting

C. leaks at return ducts

D. gaps at boot-wall connections

7.) Which of the following is the name of a type of electrical wiring which may be hazardous to airsealing or insulation crews working in an attic?

A. open sheathing

B. polyphase

C. knob and tube

D. line and sinker

 

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