Energy Efficiency Indoor Environmental Quality Sustainable Site Planning & Management Material & Resources Water Efficiency Innovation
Make efficient use of solar exposure. A building’s materials can reflect, transmit or absorb solar radiation making it important to choose design elements and materials that utilize solar energy in the most efficient way.
Reduce heat gain through roof exposure while reducing the energy load on cooling systems.
Make use of renewable energies to reduce both utility costs and environmental impacts of energy production.
In low traffic areas use porous paved surfaces to assist on-site stormwater infiltration and reduce erosion.
Develop in pedestrian friendly locations that promote healthy life styles and alternate modes of transportation. (Urban areas).
Landscaping plan using drought-tolerant species, native plants, minimal lawn cover to conserve water and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides
Reduce utility costs and the strain on the fresh water supply by installing low-flow fixtures and water conserving appliances.
By conserving energy tenants save money and enjoy increased comfort.
Provide living spaces that enhance resident health by eliminating toxic materials and increasing the quality of air.
Building Plan and Materials
The efficient use and reuse of materials along with a site construction plan reduces the environmental impact of building while also reducing the costs incurred.