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Leed credit categories

Posted on: December 5, 2015
Tags: Leed, Green building

 

 

 

Integrative Process

requirements, while not a credit category, promote reaching across disciplines to incorporate diverse team members during the pre-design period.

Location and transportation

credits reward projects within relatively dense areas, near diverse uses, with access to a variety of transportation options, or on sites with development constraints.

Materials and Resources

credits encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste. Indoor environmental quality credits promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.

Water efficiency

credits promote smarter use of water, inside and out, to reduce potable water consumption.

Energy and atmosphere

credits promote better building energy performance through innovative strategies.

Sustainable sites

credits encourage strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources.

Indoor environmental quality

credits promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.

Innovation

credits address sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the five LEED credit categories.