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LEED v2009
Healthcare
Water Efficiency
Water efficient landscaping - no potable water use or no irrigation

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Healthcare-v2009 WEc1: Water efficient landscaping - no potable water use or no irrigation 1 point

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Intent

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.

Requirements

OPTION 1

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

OR

OPTION 2

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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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

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.

Requirements

OPTION 1

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

OR

OPTION 2

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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