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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Outdoor water use reduction

Possible 2 points

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WE Credit: Outdoor Water Use Reduction

  • For projects claiming additional reduction through alternative water source and/or smart scheduling technologies, ensure that calculations or other documentation shows the projected savings. Look for synergies between this credit and SSc Rainwater Management.
  • Keep in mind that savings from smart scheduling technology may not exceed 15%.
  • If the rainwater system is shared, ensure that the calculations account for the cistern storage capacity, as well as for all projects using the shared system.
Water Use Reduction Case Study: Morris Arboretum

Using the EPA Landscape Water Budget Tool Version 1.01 (BD+C)