1: Sustainable Site 1A: Previously developed site 1B: Site in residential area 1C: Permeable area for rainwater (pavers) 1D: Site close to schools and hospital 1E: Trees and plants for shading
2: Water Efficiency 2A: Use of low-flow toilets 2B: Use of low-flow shower heads 2C: Greywater system for landscaping 2D: Composting toilets 2E: Harvesting rainwater using cisterns
3: Energy and Atmosphere 3A: Environmentally friendly HVAC 3B: Properly designed window layout to maximize sunlight 3C: Shades to block out sunlight (unwanted heat) 3D: On-site renewable energy 3E: All products used will have sustainable quality
4: Materials and Resources 4A: Re-use of permanently used Materials 4B: Use recycled materials 4C: use of building materials and products that are manufactured or extracted within a 500-mile radius of the job site. 4D: wood products permanently installed must be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified 4E: reduce and recycle construction waste
5: Indoor Environmental Quality 5A: Ventilate space naturally 5B: Complete flush out of building after construction is finish and before it is occupied 5C: using low emitting VOC paints and coatings 5D: choosing carpeting that is part of the Green Label Plus program. 5E: choosing wood and agrifiber products without urea- formaldehyde resins. Your concerns should be with plywood, wheatboard, particleboard, and door cores.
6: Innovation and Design Process 6A: More Natural Light. Reduces electric lighting usage as well as heating and cooling loads. 6B: Light colored exterior walls and roofs to reduced cooling loads 6C: Water conservation – Rainwater collection systems incorporated into a school design can provide water for toilet flushing and irrigation. 6D: Orientating the building to maximize solar access boosts of daylight strategies. 6E: Use of solar electric and wind technologies in conjunction with battery storage to reduce energy cost