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January 2008     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 166: The Green Zone

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
 Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

1. A goal of AB 32 is to reduce California's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 percent by 2020.
 True.
 False.

2. Which of the following is not one of the five generally accepted principles of green building?
A. Site selection.
B. Resource efficiency.
C. Reduction of GHG emissions.
D. Water conservation.

3. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed seven LEED rating systems, including LEED-MU (mixed-use).
 True.
 False.

4. Conforming to Title 24 efficiency standards will meet the requirements for LEED certification.
 True.
 False.

5. Title 24 applies to all new construction, alterations, or additions, excluding qualified state historic buildings.
 True.
 False.

6. Which of the five accepted principles of green buildings is also a primary focus of Title 24?
A. Site selection.
B. Resource efficiency.
C. Water conservation.
D. All of the above.

7. California requires all new state-owned buildings to achieve a LEED Silver level or higher.
 True.
 False.

8. The Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Building in Los Angeles exceeds Title 24 requirements by 35 percent.
 True.
 False.

9. AB 888, signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in October 2007, mandates that certain private commercial buildings meet the equivalent of a LEED Gold rating by 2013.
 True.
 False.

10. West Hollywood requires all new commercial buildings and residential buildings of three or more units to include green building features.
 True.
 False.

11. Pasadena requires city-owned buildings with 5,000 square feet or more of new construction to obtain LEED Silver certification.
 True.
 False.

12. Santa Monica requires commercial and multifamily buildings to achieve energy performance levels beyond Title 24's standards.
 True.
 False.

13. Which of the following is an example of a green building incentive offered by the city of Los Angeles?
 A. Reduced plan check permit fees, depending upon the level of sustainability achieved.
 B. Priority plan check for projects meeting the LEED Silver standard.
 C. Department of Water and Power financial incentives for new construction projects that are LEED Certified.
 D. A and B.
 E. B and C.

14. On November 15, 2007, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a green building ordinance requiring private sector projects exceeding 50,000 square feet or 50 units to be LEED Certified.
 True.
 False.

15. The California Constitution authorizes cities and counties to enact and enforce all land use regulations not in conflict with general state laws.
 True.
 False.

16. As a general rule, any exaction or condition of approval--including a requirement to comply with an applicable green building standard--must advance a substantial governmental interest.
 True.
 False.

17. A study demonstrating the rough proportionality of fees imposed by a city's green building ordinance to impacts created by projects that do not comply with the ordinance is helpful to establishing an essential nexus.
 True.
 False.

18. Which of the following is not a legally enforceable method for applying a green building standard to a project?
 A. As a condition of approval required by an adopted green building ordinance linked to a city's general plan.
 B. As an impact mitigation fee, when rough proportionality of the fee to the project's impact has been demonstrated by a nexus study.
 C. In an EIR, in which a lead agency has determined that a project's GHG emissions will not create any global warming impacts.
 D. As an agreed-upon term in a development agreement.

19. In a development agreement, a city grants a vested right to a developer to go forward with a project as proposed, unless future changes in the city's land use or zoning laws interfere with the project's implementation.
 True.
 False.

20. LEED certification determinations are not appealable.
 True.
 False.

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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
  
 

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