Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a point rating system developed by the non-profit US Green Building Council (USGBC) to recognize sustainable site, building, and community design. Currently, there are many city and municipal movements to go green and build green that promote and provide funding for public projects that seek LEED certification and many private development projects are voluntarily seeking LEED accreditation.

Green Street Systems are low impact, sustainable stormwater solutions that can earn LEED for New Construction points in the 2 primary categories of Sustainable Sites and Materials and Resource Selection

  •  The Sustainable Sites category includes 1 point each for both 6.1 Stormwater Design: Quantity Control and 6.2 Stormwater Design: Quality Control.
  • The Materials and Resource Selection category includes points for 4.0 Recycled Content (1-2 points) and 5.0 Regional Materials (1-2 points).

The LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) Program offers 1-4 points for Stormwater Management, based on the percentage of rainfall volume from the development footprint that is retained “on-site, through infiltration, evapotranspiration and/or reuse.”

We at Green Street Systems look forward to working with LEED APs on future LEED certified projects to provide sustainable stormwater management and contribute to the greening of our communities.

Please click on the USGBC link www.usgbc.org for more information about LEED.

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