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LEED v3/2009

LEED 2009 certification of projects has been extended and projects can still be registered under LEED v3/2009 until Oct. 31, 2016.



SS Credit 4.2:

Alternative transportation - Bicycle Storage & Changing rooms
  • Intent
  • To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use

  • Requirements
  • Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance for 5% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)...

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


SS Credit 5.2:

Site Development—Maximize open Space
  • Intent
  • To promote biodiversity by providing a high ratio of open space to development footprint.

  • Requirements
  • Reduce the development footprint and/or provide vegetated open space within the project boundary such that the amount of open space exceeds local zoning requirements by 25%... Provide a vegetated open space area adjacent to the building that is equal in area to the building footprint.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes site furnishings provide utility and function to your open space project in tandem with your design. SiteScapes benches, trash receptacles and bike racks are functional furnishings that can be incorporated into your open space.


MR Prerequisite 1:

Storage and Collection of recyclables
  • Intent
  • To facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

  • Requirements
  • Provide an easily-accessible dedicated area or areas for the collection and storage of materials for recycling for the entire building. Materials must include, at a minimum: paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes trash receptacles and recycling bins can contribute to the collection of recyclables. Several options are available for sorting recyclable items i.e. glass, paper, aluminum, etc.


MR Credit 4.1:

Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)

MR Credit 4.2:

Recycled Content: 20% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
  • Intent
  • Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing the impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

  • Requirements
  • Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes an additional 10% beyond MR Credit 4.1.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes products contain 70% – 99% recycled content. Recycled content depends on product type. For a full recycled content description see our LEED product information. SiteScapes products must be aggregated with all other recycled content materials in order to achieve this credit. Innovation credits are available for higher levels of recycled content used on LEED projects.


MR Credit 5.1:

Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally

MR Credit 5.2:

Regional Materials: 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
  • Intent
  • Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

  • Requirements
  • Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for an additional 10% beyond MR Credit 5.1 (total of 20%, based on cost) of the total materials' value.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes is centrally located in Lincoln, NE. As such, we are able to provide site furnishings to a large section of the midwest that meets this "regional" requirement. For more info see our Regional materials map.


MR Credit 7.0:

Certified Wood
  • Intent
  • Encourage environmentally responsible forest management.

  • Requirements
  • Use a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products, which are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Principles and Criteria, for wood building components. These components include, but are not limited to, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors and finishes. Only include materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included, providing it is included consistently in MR Credits 3–7.

  • SiteScapes Contribution
  • SiteScapes Avondale wood slat products are available as an FSC-certified composite product. Be sure to specify when ordering. SiteScapes products must be aggregated with all other certified wood materials in order to achieve this credit



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