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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v2.0

Heat island reduction - non-roof

SSc6.1 | 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

Choose one of the following options:

Option A
  • Provide (from existing canopy or within five years of landscape installation) shade on at least 30% of non-roof impervious surfaces on the site, including parking lots, walkways, plazas, etc.
Option B
  • Use/maintain light-colored/high-albedo materials (reflectance of at least 0.3) for 30% of the site’s nonroof impervious surfaces on the site, including parking lots, walkways, plazas, etc.
Option C
  • Place/maintain a minimum of 50% of parking space underground.
Option D
  • Use/maintain an open-grid pavement system (net impervious area of LESS than 50%) for a minimum of 50% of the parking lot area.
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