Water Efficiency - Credit 1

Water Efficient Landscaping (2-4 points)

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The intent of this credit is to reduce or eliminate the use of potable water or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site, for landscape irrigation. Strategies include using only captured rainwater, recycled wastewater or recycled greywater for irrigation. Cisterns for capturing rain water are often built using concrete. Pervious concrete systems and other stormwater management systems can be used to capture stormwater for collection into cisterns for later use for irrigation. This credit is worth 2 points for 50% reduction from the midsummer baseline case and an additional 2 points for no potable water used for irrigation.