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LEED v4

LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.  LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.

SiteScapes’ products may help achieve points in the following categories:


Neighborhood Development (ND)

http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-neighborhood-development-current-version


LT Bicycle Facilities

  • Intent
  • To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

  • Requirements
  • Provide both short-term and long-term bicycle storage for visitors and/or occupants, per LEED V4 ND document.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a wide variety of bike parking options that are perfect for bike security and storage.


SS Heat Island Reduction

  • Intent
  • To minimize effects on microclimates and human and wildlife habitats by reducing heat islands.

  • Requirements
  • Nonroof options include – Install and plant planters, either at grade or raised. Several other options are available, and must combine for 50% of the non-roof site paving (including roads, sidewalks, courtyards, parking lots, parking structures, and driveways).

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a variety of planter boxes in various styles.


GIB Solid Waste Management

  • Intent
  • To reduce the volume of waste deposited in landfills and promote the proper disposal of hazardous waste.

  • Requirements
  • Meet at least four of the following five requirements and publicize their availability and benefits.

    a. Include as part of the project at least one recycling or reuse station, available to all project occupants, dedicated to the separation, collection, and storage of materials for recycling; or locate the project in a local government jurisdiction that provides recycling services. The recycling must cover at least paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals.

    b. Include as part of the project at least one drop-off point, available to all project occupants, for potentially hazardous office or household wastes and establish a plan for postcollection disposal or use; or locate the project in a local government jurisdiction that provides collection services. Examples of potentially hazardous wastes include paints, solvents, oil, mercury-containing lamps, electronic waste, and batteries.

    c. Include as part of the project at least one compost station or location, available to all project occupants, dedicated to the collection and composting of food and yard wastes, and establish a plan for postcollection use; or locate the project in a local government jurisdiction that provides composting services.

    d. On every mixed-use or nonresidential block or at least every 800 feet (245 meters), whichever is shorter, include recycling containers either adjacent to or integrated into the design of other receptacles.

    e. Recycle, reuse, or salvage at least 50% of nonhazardous construction, demolition, and renovation debris. Calculations can be done by weight or volume but must be consistent throughout. Develop and implement a construction waste management plan that identifies the materials to be diverted from disposal and specifies whether the materials will be stored on site or commingled. Reused or recycled asphalt, brick, and concrete (ABC) can account for no more than 75% of the diverted waste total. Excavated soil, land-clearing debris, alternative daily cover (ADC), and materials contributing toward GIB Credit Building Reuse do not qualify for this credit.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers single and double trash and recycling receptacles that can be customized for your use



Interior Design + Construction (ID+C)

http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-Interior-design-and-construction-current-version


LT Bicycle Facilities

  • Intent
  • To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

  • Requirements
  • Provide both short-term and long-term bicycle storage for visitors and/or occupants, per LEED V4 ID+C document.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a wide variety of bike parking options that are perfect for bike security and storage.


MR Prerequisite: Storage and Collection of Recyclables

  • Intent
  • To reduce the waste that is generated by building occupants and hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

  • Requirements
  • Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the collection and storage of recyclable materials for the entire building. Collection and storage areas may be separate locations. Recyclable materials must include mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers single and double trash and recycling receptacles that can be customized for your use.



Building Design + Construction (BD+C)

http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-current-version


LT Bicycle Facilities

  • Intent
  • To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

  • Requirements
  • Provide both short-term and long-term bicycle storage for visitors and/or occupants, per LEED V4 BDC document.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a wide variety of bike parking options that are perfect for bike security and storage.


SS Heat Island Reduction

  • Intent
  • To minimize effects on microclimates and human and wildlife habitats by reducing heat islands.

  • Requirements
  • Use the existing plant material or install plants that provide shade over paving areas (including playgrounds) on the site within 10 years of planting. Install vegetated planters. Plants must be in place at the time of occupancy permit and cannot include artificial turf.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a variety of planter boxes in various styles.


MR Prerequisite: Storage and Collection of Recyclables

  • Intent
  • To reduce the waste that is generated by building occupants and hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

  • Requirements
  • Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the collection and storage of recyclable materials for the entire building. Collection and storage areas may be separate locations. Recyclable materials must include mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers single and double trash and recycling receptacles that can be customized for your use.



Building Operations + Maintenance (BO+M)

http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-operations-and-maintenance-current-version


LT Alternative Transportation

  • Intent
  • To reduce pollution and land development effects from automobile use for transportation.

  • Requirements
  • Meet one of three options, including Transportation Survey, Alternative Transportation Rate, or Comprehensive Alternative Transportation Program, per LEED V4 BOM document.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a wide variety of bike parking options that are perfect for bike security and storage, to support your tenants / visitors in their pursuit of a reduced-automobile transportation source.


SS Heat Island Reduction

  • Intent
  • To minimize effects on microclimates and human and wildlife habitats by reducing heat islands.

  • Requirements
  • Non-roof options include – Install vegetated planters. Plants must be in place at the time of occupancy permit and cannot include artificial turf

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes offers a variety of planter boxes in various styles.



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