LEED v4 ND – GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDINGS

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Certified Green Building

To encourage the design, construction, and retrofit of buildings using green building practices.

Minimum Building Energy Efficiency

To encourage the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings that reduce air, water, and land pollution and environmental damage from energy production and consumption.

Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.

Certified Green Buildings

To encourage the design, construction, and retrofit of buildings using green building practices.

Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

To encourage the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings that reduce air, water, and land pollution and adverse environmental effects from energy production and consumption.

Indoor water use Reduction

To reduce indoor water consumption.

Outdoor Water Use Reduction

To reduce outdoor water consumption.

Building Reuse

To extend the life cycle of buildings and conserve resources, reduce waste, and reduce environmental harm from materials manufacturing and transport for new buildings.

Historic Resource Preservation and Adaptive Use

To respect local and national landmarks and conserve material and cultural resources by encouraging the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings and cultural landscapes.

Minimized Site Disturbance

To preserve existing noninvasive trees, native plants, and pervious surfaces.

Rainwater Management

To reduce runoff volume and improve water quality by replicating the natural hydrology and water balance of the site, based on historical conditions and undeveloped ecosystems in the region.

Heat Island Reduction

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

Solar Orientation

To encourage energy efficiency by creating optimum conditions for the use of passive and active solar strategies.

Renewable Energy Reduction

To reduce the environmental and economic harms associated with fossil fuel energy by increasing self-supply ofrenewable energy.

District Heating and Cooling

To encourage the development of energy-efficient neighborhoods by employing district heating and cooling strategies that reduce energy use and energy-related environmental harms.

Infrastructure Energy Efficiency

To reduce the environmental harms from energy used for operating public infrastructure.

Wastewater Management

To reduce pollution from wastewater and encourage water reuse.

Recycled Content in Infrastructure

To avoid the environmental consequences of extracting and processing virgin materials by using recycled and reclaimed materials.

Solid Waste Management

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

Light Pollution Reduction

To increase night sky access, improve nighttime visibility, and reduce the consequences of development for wildlife and people.