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| v1 - LEED 1.0 pilot

Heat island effect: non-roof

SSc7.3 | 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 75% 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)4 of at least 29
  • Open grid pavement system
OR
Option 2

Place a minimum of 75% 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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