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Water Efficiency

LEED information about Water Efficiency

Water is an essential resource on earth. Over 400 billion gallons of water are used each day in the U.S., representing almost 25% of the nation’s freshwater supply. LEED’s water efficiency solution includes addressing potable water usage within buildings, cooling towers, the site’s landscaping and proper metering of water usage. All the credits in this category are focused on efficiency, whereas the prerequisites attempt to reduce waste. (11 points).

Noteworthy Standards

  • EPAct
  • Watersense
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