Week two: high density, low-flow
This article was originally published in EcoBuilding Pulse on October 5, 2013.
We learn about Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency in this week’s installment of two editors’s journey toward becoming LEED Green Associates.
By Deane Madsen
Picking up where my colleague Hallie Busta left off, I’ll jump right into Week Two of our LEED Green Associate Intensive Training (LEEDGAIT, anyone?). The pace has quickened with the realization that our scheduled test date is now merely six weeks away, and that we still haven’t received the study materials we ordered three weeks ago. That said, to quote our shared copy of the Study Guide: “Studying with a partner or group can help you stay on schedule and give you opportunities to quiz and drill with each other.”
Only time will tell, I suppose.
Across all of the LEED rating systems (e.g., LEED for New Construction, LEED for Homes, etc.), there are six certification categories that remain consistent:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Air Quality
- Innovation in Design/Innovation in Operations