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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v2 - LEED 2.0

Water efficient landscaping - reduce by 50%

WEc1.1 | Possible 1 point


Limit or eliminate the use of potable water, or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site, for landscape irrigation.


Reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50% from a calculated mid-summer baseline case.

Reductions shall be attributed to any combination of the following items:

  • Plant species factor
  • Irrigation efficiency
  • Use of captured rainwater
  • Use of recycled wastewater
  • Use of water treated and conveyed by a public agency specifically for non-potable uses
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