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LEED BD+C: Healthcare | v3 - LEED 2009

Water efficient landscaping - no potable water use or no irrigation

WEc1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

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

Requirements

OPTION 1

Use only captured rainwater, recycled wastewater, recycled graywater or water treated and conveyed by a public agency specifically for nonpotable uses for irrigation.

OR

OPTION 2

Install landscaping that does not require permanent irrigation systems. Temporary irrigation systems used for plant establishment are allowed only if removed within a period not to exceed 18 months of installation.

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

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