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| v2 - LEED 2.0

Heat island effect - non-roof

SSc7.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.

Requirements

Option 1

Provide any combination of the following strategies for 50% of the site hardscape (including roads, sidewalks, courtyards and parking lots):

  • Shade (within 5 years of occupancy)
  • Paving materials with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of at least 29
  • Open grid pavement system

OR

Option 2

Place a minimum of 50% of parking spaces under cover (defined as under ground, under deck, under roof, or under a building). Any roof used to shade or cover parking must have an SRI of at least 29.

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