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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


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.



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



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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