Sustainability and steel construction quiz

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Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Sustainability and steel construction

Of these following common construction materials, which has the best end-of-life recycling credentials?

Concrete
Steel
Timber
They are all the same

What are the estimated annual arisings from construction, demolition and excavation activities in the UK?

40 million tonnes
80 million tonnes
120 million tonnes
150 million tonnes

Which phase of the building life cycle is currently responsible for the greatest proportion of carbon emissions?

Design
Construction
In-use
Demolition

In England and Wales, which Approved Document is applicable to the operational energy/carbon performance new build, non-domestic buildings?

Approved Document L1A
Approved Document L1B
Approved Document L2A
Approved Document L2B

Of the nine environmental categories covered in BREEAM 2011, which requirements are generally the most challenging and most costly to a achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating?

Materials
Land use and ecology
Energy
Pollution

Based on the Target Zero studies, what ‘energy demand’ is responsible for the greatest proportion of regulated operational carbon emissions in new, non-domestic buildings?

Heating
Cooling
Lighting
Hot water

Which of these are sustainability credentials of structural steel?

High structural efficiency
Offsite construction
Low waste
Infinitely recyclable

Which of these initiatives is NOT targeted at the reduction of operational carbon emissions from buildings?

Energy Performance Certificates
The Aggregates Tax
The Green Deal
The Renewable Heat Incentive

What is the current cost per tonne for UK landfill tax for non-hazardous waste?

£8
£24
£32
£64

In buildings designed to take advantage of thermal mass, what is the optimum depth of concrete upper floor slabs?

50mm
90mm
150mm
200mm