13 July 2006
Insulation should comply with thermal performance guidelines of Energy Star.
WATER CONSERVATION AND LANDSCAPING
Incorporate environmentally and economically beneficial landscape practices required
by Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government through Leadership in
Environmental Management (April 2000). Landscaping may consist of shrubs, trees,
decorative fencing, earth sculpting, rocks or special gardens, and identification signs.
Trees, natural areas, and native plant species should be preserved where possible.
Grade sites so that slopes follow natural contours as much as possible.
Plants should be native species that will require minimum maintenance and watering.
Xeriscaping design principles, and plants of differing heights, shapes, color, and texture,
should be used in landscaping.
Landscape boundaries of neighborhoods to separate neighborhoods and clusters from
major streets or incompatible off-site activities, and use landscaping to emphasize and
reinforce sub-areas within the community.
Design any irrigation systems to minimize water consumption.