Plan fundamental systems, infrastructure and space for Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Management, Water Recycling/Reuse + food production to conserve resources in the long-term and to improve thermal-safety and passive survivability during extended power outage or loss of heating or cooling fuel.
STRUCTURE + COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS
EW Action 1.1 Rainwater Management + Water Recycling/Reuse: Space and Planning (1 point)
Plan the structure and site to provide for roof and/or ground level collection of rainwater and/or for project uses such as landscape irrigation, toilet flushing, process water of all kinds, and with proper filtration, potable use. Plan a minimum of 50% of the roof area to capture water for reuse.
Plan a minimum of 50% of parking areas and hard surface to capture water for reuse. Carefully evaluate water quality.
Plan a minimum of 50% of parking areas and hard surface to capture water for reuse.
- Refer to the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council Water Supply Planning website for design guidance.
Plan space and infrastructure to recover grey water and/or blackwater.
Provide adequate space and plan piping for constructed wetlands or other ecologically based treatment systems and/or biodigesters. And/or provide adequate space and plan piping for low-energy mechanical filtration systems. At a minimum treat water to levels safe for surface discharge and percolation.
- Refer to the 2030 Palette: Constructed Wetland for design guidance.
EW Action 1.2 On-Site Food Production: Space and Planning (1 point)
For Structures, Refer to Sustainable Sites V2
Provide space and plan for on-site food production on at least 10% of the site area less than the building footprint. Adapt the Sustainable Sites V2 credit 6.7: Provide On-site Food Production criteria for edible landscaping in the form of vegetable gardens and/or site appropriate edible nut and fruit-bearing plants.
For Communities, Refer to LEED® v4 ND Provide space and plan for on-site food production. Follow the LEED® v4 ND (Neighborhood Development) “Local Food Production” credit, Option 1. Neighborhood Gardens to define space and planning criteria.
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