1. Project management plan:
The project management plan includes the overall strategy for the project, as well as the steps and timeline for completing it. It's important to have a solid project management plan in place so that everyone is on the same page and no steps are missed.
2. Green building design:
The green building design includes features that reduce the environmental impact of the building. Some common features include using energy-efficient materials and appliances, installing solar panels, and using natural light and ventilation wherever possible.
3. Sustainable site planning:
Sustainable site planning includes strategies to minimize the impact of the building on the environment. This might include using green roofs, rain gardens, and other landscaping features that help to filter rainwater and reduce runoff.
4. Water efficiency:
Water efficiency includes strategies to reduce the amount of water used by the building. This might include installing low-flow faucets and toilets, using drought-tolerant plants, and harvesting rainwater.
5. Energy and atmosphere:
Energy and atmosphere include strategies to reduce the amount of energy used by the building. This might include installing LED lighting, using smart thermostats, and incorporating renewable energy sources like solar panels.
6. Materials and resources:
Materials and resources include strategies to reduce the amount of material used in the building and to recycle or reuse any waste materials. This might include using recycled content in construction materials or choosing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified lumber products.
7. Indoor environmental quality:
Indoor environmental quality includes strategies to improve the air quality and comfort of the building. This might include using low-VOC paint, installing an air purification system, or choosing flooring with a low carbon footprint.
8. Innovation in design:
Innovation in design includes features that go beyond standard LEED requirements. This might include using alternative construction methods like modular construction or using plant-based insulation materials.
9. Regional priority credits:
Regional priority credits are LEED credits that are specific to a certain region. These might include credits for using local materials or for incorporating green infrastructure features like rain gardens.
10. Documentation and reporting:
Documentation and reporting include the requirements for documenting and reporting the progress of the project. This might include keeping track of energy usage, water usage, and material waste. It's important to have accurate documentation so that the project can be properly monitored and evaluated.