building siting and orientation to take advantage of shading provided by
natural vegetation, reduce summer heat gain, provide shelter from winter
winds, and capture summer breezes.
to optimize natural lighting, provide for task lighting, and specify
high-efficiency electric lighting.
an energy budget for each project, aiming to exceed current standards such
as ASHRAE 90.1-1989 by at least 25%.
locally or regionally produced products when possible.
to minimize cut-off waste and provide for recycling during construction.
materials and finishes with low or no volatile organic compound emissions,
and provide ventilation as described in ASHRAE 62-1989 "Ventilation for
Acceptable Indoor air quality."
selecting products and materials, consider energy, water, materials
consumption, transportation, and impacts on natural systems.
impervious surface and provide for infiltration and retention of storm-water
to minimize contaminant loading.
with native vegetation, preserve natural terrain and other features.
opportunities to provide shelter or habitat for compatible species as well
as to restore waterways, vegetation, and habitats.