Intent: Divert construction, demolition, and land clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators. Redirect recovered resources back to the manufacturing process. Redirect reusable materials to the appropriate sites.
Requirement: Recycle and/or salvage at least 50% or 75% (by weight or volume) of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris. Develop and implement a construction waste manegement plan quantifying material diversion goals.
VAST: VAST is the first composite paver manufacturer with a closed-loop recycling program which redirects recovered VAST pavers back to the manufacturing process. VAST Composite Pavers are 100% recyclable into new products. Please contact VAST for more details on how this program can help you meet this requirement.
4.1, 4.2 - Recycled Content
Intent: Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing the impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.
Requirement: Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project.
VAST: VAST Composite Pavers contain approximately 95% recycled content including scrap car tires and plastic. VAST can supply the appropriate documentation needed for your LEED submittal packet. VAST products must be aggregated with all other recycled content materials in order to acheive this credit.
5.1, 5.2 - Regional Materials
Intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
Requirement: Use building products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for minimum of 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total materials value. If only a fraction of the product is extracted, harvested or recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) shall contribute to the regional value.
VAST: Contact VAST to provide a regional materials documentation for these products.
6.1, 6.2 - Stormwater Design
Intent: Limit disruption of natural water hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration, reducing or eliminating pollution from stormwater runoff, and eliminating contaminants.
Requirement: Implement a stormwater manegament plan that decreases the volume of stormwater runoff from the one- or two-year 24-hour design storm, reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, and captures and treats the stormwater runoff using acceptable best manegement practices.
VAST: VAST Composite Pavers are a pervious pavement acheiving over 400 in./hr stormwater filtration. VAST Composite Pavers can be combined with a stormwater management solution to meet this requirement. Please contact VAST for a consultation on stormwater management solutions using VAST.
7.1 - Heat Island Effect
Intent: Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.
Requirement: Provide any combination of the following for 50% of the site hardscape: shade (within 5 years occupancy), paving materials with a Solar Reflectance Index of at least 29, open grid pavement system. Or, place a minimum of 50% of parking spaces under cover. Any roof used to shade covered parking must have an SRI of at least 29.
VAST: VAST is currently developing a suite of compliant colors with a minimum SRI of 29. Please contact VAST for a list of colors that meet this requirement.
Innovation & Design Process
1.1 - Innovation in Design
Intent: To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by LEED.
Requirement: Identify the intent of the proposed innovation credit, the proposed requirement for compliance, the proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance, and the design approach (strategies) that might be used to meet the requirements.
VAST: VAST greatly exceeds the LEED performance requirements in several areas. VAST welcomes the opportunity to work with you on submitting for innovative design using its products.
The credits apply for New Construction (LEED-NC) and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB)