Excerpts from Green Roof Construction and Maintenance, by Kelly Luckett, 2009, published by Mcgraw-Hill’s GreenSource Books
Hi Green Roof Fans,
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed a rating system that awards designers and property owners with various levels of environmentally responsible building strategies.
The 69-point rating system is broken into five categories: Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR), and Indoor Environmental Quality (IE). There are five additional credits available for Innovative Design (ID). By taking prescriptive steps, the project team captures credits in the various categories to reach one of four levels of achievement: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
For information on possible LEED credits associated with the use of specific green roof systems or components, contact the manufacturer. If you’re using one of my Green Roof Blocks products, contact me by email. For more information on the USGBC or LEED, visit the USGBC website at www.USGBC.org.
The list of credits below can apply to construction of green roofs.
LEED Green Roof Possible Credits
WE 1.1 and 1.2
EA 1.1 to 1.10
MR 4.1 and 4.2
MR 5.1 and 5.2
ID 1.1 to 1.4
The full list is available on Page 142 of Green Roof Construction and Maintenance at Amazon.com.
Kelly Luckett, A/K/A The Green Roof Guy