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The Evolution Continues…
Minimum water efficiency prerequisite added to LEED.

September 1, 2009

For those of you following the rollout of LEED 2009, you’re sure to have noticed by now a number of changes to the credits: increased thresholds for existing credits, more regional opportunities and a completely different weighting system.

Another seemingly small but rather significant change has been the addition of a tiny new prerequisite: Minimum Water Efficiency. While all the other changes don’t necessarily affect a building’s ability to get certified, throwing in a new prerequisite is a pretty strong change — one reflecting the growing importance of water efficiency. Read more