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USGBC New LEED Version 3

How Each AirField Systems Product Can be Used for Different Credits

                       MPR = Minimum Project Requirements               SS = Sustainable Sites

WE = Water Efficiency                                              MR = Materials and Resources

 

AirPave

  • MPR #1: Must Comply with Environmental Laws – use of AirPave can help a site comply with NPDES Phase 2 regulations regarding the amount of storm water allowed off site post-development.
    • The porous pavement will allow a greater percentage of water to infiltrate on-site reducing the calculated post-development flow

 

  • SS Credit 5.1: Site Development – Protect or Restore Habitat (1 Point): To conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote
    • Case 1: use of AirPave extends the boundary of allowable site disturbance from 10 feet to 25 feet, allowing for more room to work during
    • Case 2:
      • Installing AirPave in areas previously developed with asphalt or concrete, and seeding with native plants, would contribute to the percent of area
      • Installing AirPave on a vegetated roof and seeding it with native plants would contribute to the percent area restored if the site were also earning SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity.

 

  • SS Credit 5.2: Site Development – Maximize Open Space (1 Point): To promote biodiversity by providing a high ratio of open space to development
    • For All 3 Cases:
      • Using AirPave as a parking area, fire lane, grass drive, or similar will count toward the vegetated open space necessary to achieve this
      • Installing AirPave on a vegetated roof would contribute to the percent area vegetated if the site were also earning SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity.

 

  • SS Credit 6.1: Storm water Design – Quantity Control (1 Point): To limit disruption of natural hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration, reducing or eliminating pollution from storm water runoff and eliminating
    • All Cases:
      • Using AirPave as a parking area, fire lane, grass drive, or similar will minimize the impervious surface on-site and increase

 

  • Using AirPave on a vegetated roof will minimize impervious surface on-site.

 

  • SS Credit 6.2: Storm water Design – Quality Control (1 Point): To limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing storm water
    • All Cases:
      • Using AirPave minimizes impervious surfaces, increases infiltration, and reduces pollutant
      • Using AirPave on a vegetated roof will minimize impervious surface on-site.

 

  • SS Credit 1: Heat Island Effect – Nonroof (1 Point): To reduce heat islands to minimize impacts on micro climates and human and wildlife habitats.
    • Option 1:
      • Use of AirPave will qualify as “open grid pavements system” and can be computed toward area calculation
    • Option 2:
      • AirPave can be used on a vegetated roof to cover a parking area to reduce heat

 

  • SS Credit 2: Heat Island Effect – Roof (1 Point): To reduce head islands to minimize impacts on microclimates and human and wildlife habitat.
    • Option 2 and 3:
      • AirPave can be used on a vegetated roof to reduce heat

 

  • WE Credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping (2-4 Points): To limit or eliminate the use of potable water or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site for landscape
    • For Both Options: Option Reduce by 50% (2 Points) or Option 2. No Potable Water Use or Irrigation (4 Points)
      • AirPave can be used on a vegetated roof to collect storm water and convey it to a device to store for irrigation

 

  • MR Credit 4: Recycled Content (1-2 Points): To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin
    • AirPave counts as 100% Post-consumer Recycled Material

 

  • MR Credit 5: Regional Materials (1-2 Points): To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from
    • AirPave can qualify as long as the project is within 500 miles of Jacksonville, TX.

 

AirDrain

  • MPR #1: Must Comply with Environmental Laws – use of AirDrain can help a site comply with NPDES Phase 2 regulations regarding the amount of storm water allowed off site post-development.
    • Collecting and conveying water elsewhere for irrigation purposes with AirDrain will reduce post-development flow

 

  • SS Credit 5.1: Site Development – Protect or Restore Habitat (1 Point): To conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote
    • Case 2:
      • Installing AirDrain on a vegetated roof and seeding it with native plants would contribute to the percent area restored if the site were also earning SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity.

 

  • SS Credit 5.2: Site Development – Maximize Open Space (1 Point): To promote biodiversity by providing a high ratio of open space to development
    • For All 3 Cases:
      • Installing AirDrain on a vegetated roof would contribute to the percent area vegetated if the site were also earning SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity.

 

  • SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design – Quantity Control (1 Point): To limit disruption of natural hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration, reducing or eliminating pollution from stormwater runoff and eliminating
    • All Cases:
      • Using AirDrain on a vegetated roof will minimize impervious surface on-site.

 

  • SS Credit 6.2: Storm water Design – Quality Control (1 Point): To limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing storm water
    • All Cases:
      • Using AirDrain on a vegetated roof will minimize impervious surface on-site.

 

  • SS Credit 1: Heat Island Effect – Nonroof (1 Point): To reduce heat islands to minimize impacts on micro climates and human and wildlife habitats.
    • Option 2:
      • AirDrain can be used on a vegetated roof to cover a parking area to reduce heat

 

 

  • SS Credit 2: Heat Island Effect – Roof (1 Point): To reduce head islands to minimize impacts on micro climates and human and wildlife habitat.
    • Option 2 and 3:
      • AirDrain can be used on a vegetated roof to reduce heat

 

  • WE Credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping (2-4 Points): To limit or eliminate the use of potable water or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site for landscape
    • For Both Options: Option Reduce by 50% (2 Points) or Option 2. No Potable Water Use or Irrigation (4 Points)
      • AirDrain can be used on a vegetated roof to collect stormwater and convey it to a device to store for irrigation

 

  • MR Credit 4: Recycled Content (1-2 Points): To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin
    • AirDrain counts as 100% Post-consumer Recycled Material

 

  • MR Credit 5: Regional Materials (1-2 Points): To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from
    • AirDrain can qualify if the project is within 500 miles of Jacksonville, TX.

 

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