Low Impact Design (LID) strategies are approaches to designing and managing land development that prioritize the preservation of the natural environment, the reduction of negative impacts on ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainable practices.
- The intent of this criterion is to promote design strategies that enable the project to factor the ways in which natural site features (topographical/microclimatic) can be protected and/or incorporated in the project design.
Maximum Points: 5
Appraisal – 1 ( Optional for 5 points )
- Demonstrate reduction in environmental impact by adoption of various passive, active, and low impact site planning strategies as per Table (Given below).
- Suggestive list strategies for different climate typologies are listed under Appendices 1C and Appendices 1D.
Compliance – 1
- Submit analyses along with calculations/simulation reports with input and output files to demonstrate compliance with low-impact design strategies as mentioned in Appendices 1C and Appendices 1D.
Compliance – 2
- Submit drawings/schematics (.dwg format) highlighting the integration of the low-impact design strategies into the building design/site planning.
Compliance – 3
- Submit the narrative and date-stamped photographs of the strategies implemented.
The effectiveness of LID strategies is also dependent on proper planning, design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance. In order to achieve the desired outcomes, it is important to integrate LID strategies into the entire development process, from planning and design to construction and operation.