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LEED BD+C: Retail | v1.0 pilot

Water efficient landscaping: reduce by 50%

WEc1.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

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.

Requirements

Option 1

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
For projects that are part of a master plan development

If landscape irrigation for the project is part of a master plan, enter aggregate data in the Submittal Template. Submit appropriate documentation supporting the design of the rainwater collection system, the landscape design, and the extent of the supplemental temporary irrigation system.

Landscaping in the larger context of the master plan provides abundant opportunity to implement solutions that require less water and for capturing rainwater or recycled water. Large developments may consider treating its buildings’ wastewater to standards for non-potable uses.

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