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     LEED POINTS YOU EARN

LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential.

It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

Each building structure that follows the LEED system follows a points system to classify each building.With our program, you might only need 5 or 6 points and you can immediately jump into the next classification of certification.




How Many Additional Points Can You Qualify to Receive?

5 Pts Minimum -16 Pts Maximum

When you utilize our system, you generate immediately 5 points simply from the following two categories:

Water Efficient Credit 1.1:Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce water needs by 50%(1 POINT)
       By installing the hollow sand and adding the humectant, we
       reduce your water requirements easily to less than 50%

Innovation and Design Credit 1: Innovative Design: Goal is utilize a new method of savings using a material or method not presently addressed in the LEED System – achieve exemplary or innovative performance beyond that addressed in LEED.(4 POINTS)

When the LEED program was written, the implementation of injecting hollow sand into the soil and with added humectants to save water was not presently in practice in the landscape industry; although it was used in golf courses, it never transitioned over to the commercial or residential landscape marketplace. By implementing our program of water conservation, you can keep the beautiful landscape you enjoy without the need to reduce and/or remove turf areas and reduce or eliminate beautiful plants and trees to instead put in more drought tolerant plantings. Remember, our conservation method is the only outdoor landscape method that manufactures water on a
daily basis and utilizing a phase change( dew point ) in the soil as well as taking the humidity and converting it to water droplets in the soil profile that are in turn absorbed by the columns of hollow sand, we use less water because we make water each day.

Not only does this method address the wants and desires of LEED with storm water runoff, recycled material, it conforms on so many more levels as well and it is never once mentioned in the LEED system. You are eligible to receive 4 points from using this method of water conservation.

Additional Points are based upon each
structure's ability to qualify:

Water Efficient Credit 1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No City Water Irrigation(1 POINT)
       By installing the underground rain or gray water capture
        system, we irrigate with rainwater or gray water only
 
Sustainable Sites Credit 5.1: Protect or Restore Habitat: Taking a project and being at least 40 feet away from structure and taking the footprint of the land and utilizing a minimum of 50% for native or adapted vegetation. (1 POINT)
      By installing the hollow sand at twice the density and adding the
       humectants no irrigation is needed to keep the native vegetation
       such as wild flowers or native plants alive. Utilization of normal
       rainfall will be all that is needed.
 
Sustainable Sites Credit 6.1: Storm Water Design – Quantity Control: Rainfall that normally would be absorbed into the ground is now hitting impervious surfaces like the roof and the parking lot. How to offset this storm water. (1 POINT)
       By installing the hollow sand into the landscape turf and
       flowerbeds profile, if the vegetative area with hollow sand is
       greater than the impervious surfaces total area, then the
       impervious areas for storm water is offset. The hollow sand by
       nature absorbs water. So as soon as water hits the ground area
       it is pulled immediately into the lower soil profile by the hollow
       sand rather than having to wait  for it to percolate into the
       normal soil. After the hollow sand is fully saturated, it acts like
       normal sand and sand allows moisture to percolate faster than
       any other soil particle. With all these columns of hollow sand
       throughout the landscape profile, they act as a super highway to
       expedite the rainfall to be absorbed into the lower soil layers.
       Thus less water runs off the property; instead, it is captured for
       utilization to water the landscape and the excess is moved
       immediately into a deeper soil layer immediately.

Sustainable Sites Credit 6.2: Storm Water Design – Quality Control: The best and easiest way to improve the quality of storm water is to let water permeate the ground through increased landscaping and reduced impervious areas. As long as your soil type has a good infiltration rate, letting storm water seep into the ground will treat 100% of the pollutants associated with the storm water runoff. Goal of 90% of average annual rainfall to be absorbed by the ground. (1 POINT)
     Yes, with the installation of hollow sand into the landscape profile
      along with a landscape greater than the impervious 
      surfaces (roof , sidewalks, driveways, parking lots) and by
      implementing a double density application of the landscape
      profile, it is possible to absorb 90% of the annual rainfall. 
      More effective primarily in areas where it is flat and not on steep
      hills will benefit the most.
 
 
Energy & Atmosphere Credit 2: On-Site Renewable Energy: Goal is to save a minimum of 2.5% of structures annual utility cost. (1 POINT)
      By installing an underground rain capture or gray water capture
      system, the pumping system utilized to water the
      landscape is powered by a solar panel specific to the pumping system. No  
      power is used from the grid to irrigate your landscape
 
 
Materials & Resources Credit 4: Recycled Content: Goal is to be at 10% -20% of Total Material cost is recycled content.
(1 - 2 POINTS)
     The hollow sand "AquaGreen" is 100% recycled material. The  
     underground reservoir is 100% recycled content. Thus, this
     installation will not affect your ability to obtain the recycled 
     content credit; instead, it will enhance your efforts to get to the  
     two points you want to achieve.
 
Materials & Resources Credit 5: Regional Materials: Goal is to be at 10% -20% of Total Materials used on structure are from within 500 miles of plant of manufacture. (1 - 2 POINTS)
    500 Miles is a long way to obtain this credit. Our hollow sand
     product  'AquaGreen ' will qualify for the entire USA to obtain this 

     credit. We have manufacturers scattered about the USA and if  
     you want to achieve this credit, we will make sure we utilize the
     hollow sand from your closest supply manufacturer.
 
Materials & Resources Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable: Goal is to be at 2.5% of total project cost from materials  that have a harvest cycle of 10 years or fewer. This includes materials like bamboo, agri-fibers, and others . Materials for this credit can come from either plants or animals—but they have to be harvested without harming the animal. (1POINT)

       The"AquaGreen" hollow sand is 100% recycled material from a
       product that is rapidly renewable. This will enhance you to get to
       the 2.5% you want to achieve.

Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Waste Water Management
      By installing the underground gray water system and removing a
      minimum of 25% of the building’s wastewater for
      Landscapes reuse (1 POINT)







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