LEED for new construction and major renovation

The first step toward LEED certification is to register your project. Registration during the early phases of the project will ensure maximum potential for certification.

For more information on the LEED program, contact the

U.S. Green Building Council at (202) 828-7422, or visit http://www.usgbc.org/.

We encourage you to consult with VERSA-LOK in the design phase of your next project so we can assist in maximizing your LEED credits. Let VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems help green up your next building project!

VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems can help contribute to qualification for LEED categories:

Sustainable Sites (SS)

5.1 Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat: VERSA-LOK may be used in landscaping solutions to minimize site disturbance. (1 credit)

6.1 Stormwater Design: Quantity Control: VERSA-LOK may be used to construct detention ponds to reduce stormwater runoff rates and volume.(1 credit)

6.2 Stormwater Design: Quality Control: VERSA-LOK may be used in a stormwater management plan that promotes infiltration and captures and treats stormwater runoff using acceptable best management practices. (1 credit)

7.1 Heat Island Effect: Non-roof: VERSA-LOK systems may be used to reduce local heat island effects by installing light-colored, high-albedo materials for 50% of hardscapes. (1 pt) 

Water Efficiency (WE)

1.1 Water-Efficient Landscaping: VERSA-LOK may be used in landscaping solutions to reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50 percent. (1 credit)

1.2 Water-Efficient Landscaping: VERSA-LOK may be used in landscaping solutions to eliminate the use of potable water for irrigation. (1 credit)

Materials & Resources (MR)

5.1 Regional Materials: Credit may be given for using a minimum of 10 percent (based on cost) of building materials and products extracted, processed and manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the project. (1 credi