Leed Credits

LEED Credits can be a reality with WaterGrip™
Growing Media

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,
is a greenbuilding certification system developed by the
U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org

  • LEED Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion can pro­vide incen­tives to help off­set green build­ing costs:
  • A Green Roof or Liv­ing Wall instal­la­tion can help earn LEED cred­it points toward LEED Build­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Sustainable Sites

LEED Cred­its are pos­si­ble for the instal­la­tion of a veg­e­tat­ed green roof based on water reten­tion and insu­lat­ing prop­er­ties. Green roofs reduce storm water runoff into munic­i­pal man­age­ment sys­tems, nat­u­ral­ly fil­ter runoff and reduce urban heat island effects by reduc­ing roof tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions. If the green roof uti­lized native plants or pro­vides habi­tat, then restore habi­tat points may be pos­si­ble. Green roofs may also con­tribute to max­i­mize open space cred­it.

LEED Cred­its are pos­si­ble for the instal­la­tion of a veg­e­tat­ed liv­ing wall based on the abil­i­ty to reduce urban heat island effect by reduc­ing the solar reflectance of a struc­ture and/or reduc­ing heat absorp­tion.

  • Site Devel­op­ment – Pro­tect or Restore Habi­tat (1 point pos­si­ble)
  • Site Devel­op­ment – Max­i­mize Open Space (1 point pos­si­ble)
  • Storm Water Design – Quan­ti­ty Con­trol (1 point pos­si­ble)
  • Storm Water Design – Qual­i­ty Con­trol (1 point pos­si­ble)
  • Heat Island Effect – Roof (1 point pos­si­ble)
  • Heat Island Effect – Non-Roof (1 point pos­si­ble)

Water Efficiency

LEED cred­its are pos­si­ble for rooftop land­scape design that can min­i­mize or elim­i­nate the need for irri­ga­tion, allow­ing for land­scaped out­door space that requires lit­tle drawn water. Inte­gra­tion of a grey water col­lec­tion sys­tem with drainage sys­tems may also pro­vide nat­ur­al irri­ga­tion for oth­er land­scapes such as a veg­e­tat­ed liv­ing wall.

  • Water Effi­cient Land­scap­ing: Reduce by 50% (2 points pos­si­ble)
  • Water Effi­cient Land­scap­ing: No potable water or No irri­ga­tion (2 addi­tion­al points pos­si­ble)

Energy and Atmosphere

LEED cred­its are pos­si­ble for ener­gy use enhance­ment as green roofs have been shown to reduce ener­gy demand by as much as 20%, depend­ing on cli­mate. Green walls pro­vide addi­tion­al insu­la­tion and nat­ur­al cool­ing for a build­ing. Green walls can also con­tribute to occu­pant com­fort in areas such as ther­mal, acoustic, air qual­i­ty, stress alle­vi­a­tion and over­all well­ness.

  • Opti­mize Ener­gy Per­for­mance (1–4 points pos­si­ble)
  • Occu­pant Com­fort: Occu­pant Sur­vey (1 point pos­si­ble)

Materials and Resources

LEED cred­its are pos­si­ble for mate­ri­als man­u­fac­tured and assem­bled with­in 500 miles.

  • Region­al Mate­r­i­al ( 1–2 points pos­si­ble)

Innovation in Design

LEED cred­it is pos­si­ble for the instal­la­tion of a green roof and/or liv­ing wall that improves work­place envi­ron­ment, cre­ates edu­ca­tion­al library, or cre­ates recre­ation­al space.

  • Inno­va­tion in Design (1–5 points pos­si­ble)

Ben­e­fits of Select­ing Water­Grip Grow­ing Media for your Green Roof
Ben­e­fits of Select­ing Water­Grip Grow­ing Media for your Liv­ing Wall
Ben­e­fits of Select­ing Water­Grip Grow­ing Media for your Exte­ri­or Land­scap­ing
Ben­e­fits of Select­ing Water­Grip Grow­ing Media for your Inte­ri­or Plantscap­ing