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Please note: for your convenience, you may download the VersiGrid™ Example LEED™ Credit Scorecard Calculator in Excel Format.
used for: to project how your goal of a LEED™-certified construction/built environment project will benefit from the correct utitlization and application of VersiGrid™, and by incorporting its usage into your design or site plan from the initial project conception/design phases.
benefit: use the LEED™ Scorecard to determine how many additional LEED™ Credit Points your local LEED-AP™ should grant, when the AP is correctly and accurately projecting environmental benefits derived from the correct application of ...
infiltration-based stormwater runoff management designs (zero SWR is created, resulting in 100% infiltration and groundwater recharging),
UHIE abatement resulting form correctly applying the LID (Low Impact Development) and LEP ("low environmental profile") benefits to the local ecosystem and environment,
preventing the creation of NPS Pollutants (aka NSP - NonPoint Souce Pollutants),
preventing the release of gHg (greenhouse gases) into the environment by minimizing the release of free carbon molecules into the environment during construction,
[item: 70% of gHg-release and the resulting carbon-footprint of new construction results directly and immediately from disturbing the soil; hence the incorporation of recycled building materials technology and all other LEED-Credit Points will only address approximately 30% of the gHg-release and resultant carbon footprint during new construction. In contrast, the correct use of VersiGrid during and prior to construction phases will minimize and/or prevent this major source of pollution resulting from all new construction. This will also apply to correctly using StabiliGrid for brownfield rehabilitation, historic buildings restoration, residential remodeling/redesign, commercial building expansion or remodeling, and other after-market construction projects.]
and so forth (please note: this may require that a skilled, experienced, correctly educated LEED-AP™ be retained and contracted for your LEED™ certification project).
IF: your project - before incorporating VersiGrid into your design - is able to attain only a LEED™ score of 14 LEED™ Credit Points = "not certified,"
AND-IF: you correctly fully incorporate and apply VersiGrid™ into your project, for all relevant applications (i.e. all exterior built environments, all SWR-MGT plans, green roof, and so forth),
THEN: the additional LEED points derived from the full utilization of VersiGrid™ into your project may elevate your project to the LEED™-PLATINUM certification level.
PLEASE NOTE: even a partial and/or minimal application and utilization of VersiGrid may elevate a project from "not certifed" to LEED-Silver or LEED-Gold certification levels. This is entirely dependent upon the professional skills - and the vision and the understanding of environmental sciences technology - on the part of your architect, designer, or design/build firm.

Credit 5.1 Reduced Site Disturbance (Protect or Restore Open Space)
Porous Paving using = less grading for drainage and protect existing vegetation
Tree Root Protection = fill and/or park over major tree roots
Reusability = portable and reusable, no permanent structure.
Wildlife habitat protection = designated path for reduced wildlife disturbance.
Credit 5.2 Reduced Site Disturbance (Development Footprint)
Slope Stabilization = steep vegetated slopes
Preservation of natural groundcover/appearance = visual lawn, functional traffic surface
Credit 6.1 Stormwater Management (Rate or Quantity)
Porous Paving  = direct infiltration (quantity)
Porous Paving  = direct storage in cross-section (quantity)
Porous Paving = slows speed of surface flow (rate)
Slowing horizontal migration (subsurface runoff) - short or long term subsurface storage (quantity)
Credit 6.2 Stormwater Management (Treatment)
Porous Paving= natural "bio-filter treatment" of pollutants otherwise contained in SWR
Site Mitigation = bio-swale for capture, conveyance, and treatment
When incorporated with infiltration trenching = capture and convey treated water below surface to storage,  or spilling into an acceptable surface structure (infiltration pond)
Credit 7.1 Landscape and Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands (Non-Roof)
When using light-colored backfill medium  = albedo number of 0.16 (light color stone fill)
When using natural grass surface = albedo number of 0.40 (grass fill - color and water transpiration)
Credit 7.1 Landscape and Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands (Roof)
Greenroof = vegetated green roof surface
Water Efficiency Credit:
Credit 1.1 Water Efficient Landscaping (Reduce by 50%)
Source Rain Runoff and GrayWater - 50%+
Porous Paving  = maintain rainfall to existing vegetation roots

Credit 2 Innovative Wastewater Technologies
Using VersiGrid above significant riprap/drain rock- essentially "doubling up" the advantages of preventing and/or reducing SWR during normal rainfall events; while providing an "underground storage" for runoff from adjacent buildings.
Materials and Resources:
Credit 3.1 and 3.2 Resource Reuse, Specify 5% to 10%
Preserve and/or reuse existing trees and shrubs found on-site
Porous Paving  = greater flexibility in grading and filling above existing roots
Compaction Prevention = provide oxygen access to roots below deep fill layers
Slope stabilization/vegetation = revegetate steep slopes and roofs

Credit 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content, Specify 25% to 50%
All of VersiGrid products are manufactured using 100% recycled PE
100% Recycled Content
100% Recyclable Content
Energy & Atmosphere Credits
Credit 1.1-1.5 Optimize Energy Performance,20-60% New/10-50% Existing
Gravel roadways  = Reduce solar reflection to south side of buildings
Grass roadways  = Reduce solar reflection to south side of buildings
Greenroof = Vegetated Cool Roof, reduce heat gain
Innovation & Design Process
This category suggests that a story be presented to integrate all of the innovative applications and uses of products and the resulting impact upon the project design and building use.

Example: REDUCED FUTURE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR and/or REPLACEMENT in areas subject to winter freeze/thaw cycles and groundsurges, due to the grids' porosity + flexibility, they are insusceptibe to the damage resulting from groundsurges that damage/deconstruct conventional forms of pavement . . .