Checklist Illustrations

Commercial / Industrial

Commercial / Industrial Building Image
  1. Design for easy pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access

  2. Use native plants that are droughtresistant, create habitat for indigenous species, and do not require pesticides for maintenance

  3. Maximize onsite storm–water management through landscaping and permeable pavement

  4. Use flyash in concrete

  5. Use a cool roof
  1. Plan windows and skylights, light shelves, and window treatments to provide daylight that improves indoor environments

  2. Replace air conditioning with natural ventilation and passive cooling

  3. Use high–efficiency equipment including furnaces, boilers, fans, and pumps

  4. Use recycled–content floor tile, carpets and pads, cabinets, and countertops
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  • Use water–conserving plumbing fixtures


Tenant Improvement

Tenant Improvement Image
  1. Provide adequate space for storing and handling recyclables

  2. Design lighting levels for actual use and use task lighting to reduce general lighting levels

  3. Use energy–efficient lamps and lighting fixtures

  4. Use lighting controls that save energy such as occupancy sensors
  1. Use low– or no–VOC, formaldehyde–free paints, stains, and adhesives

  2. Use low– or no–VOC carpets, furniture, particleboard, and cabinetry

  3. Use reclaimed or salvaged, sustainably harvested (FSC certified), or engineered wood for flooring and trim, or use wood alternatives such as bamboo and cork


Multifamily Residential

Multifamily Residential Image
  1. Use spacings, sizes, and modular dimensions that minimize lumber use and optimize performance

  2. Use engineered lumber or metal stud framing to replace solid–sawn lumber

  3. Use durable roofing materials

  4. Provide shading on east, west and south windows with overhangs, awnings, or deciduous trees
  1. Choose window sizes, frame materials, and glass coatings to optimize energy performance

  2. Use ceiling fans for comfort cooling, and use a whole–building fan for night–time cooling

  3. Use solar hot–water systems for domestic use and swimming pools

  4. Use natural materials such as wool and sisal for carpets and wallcoverings

  5. Use sustainable materials for flooring, trim and interior surfaces


Single Family Home

Single Family Home Image
  1. Optimize building orientation for heat gain, shading, daylighting, and natural ventilation

  2. Use sustainably harvested lumber (FSC certified) for wood framing

  3. Use sustainable siding materials

  4. Use sustainable decking materials
  1. Use radiant and hydronic systems for increased effi ciency, health, and comfort

  2. Use recycled–content, formaldehyde–free fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation or other green insulation products
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  • Use heat recovery equipment, tankless water heaters and/or on–demand hot water circulation pump

  • Use passive solar design, thermal mass, and insulation to reduce space–heating needs