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5 Cheapest LEED Credits: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Advice provided by: Claire Moloney, LEED Green Associate, Cornell University While some green building design strategies and technologies can be costly, some are inexpensive and simple to implement. Here, I have chosen 5 of the cheapest credits to implement from the LEED for New Construction 2009 rating system. 1. Sustainable Sites Credit 4.2, Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms This credit, worth 1 point, requires that the building has a secure bike rack for 5% of building users (measured at peak time) and a shower and changing facility for 0.5% of full time occupants. While adding a shower may be a cost a bit of money to install, a bike rack is very inexpensive and easy to add to a project. 2. MR Prerequisite 1, Storage and Collection of Recyclables While this is a prerequisite and not worth any points, it is still very easy and affordable. The prerequisite requires "Prov...

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