Excellent article @memj0310! Have you considered writing a book?
These are great guidelines and inspiring ones as well! I started implementing rainwater collection into my projects, the first one was for a hangar that didn't have any water supply in the area. We had an underground rainwater cistern made of concrete constructed. It's always filled up and we use them for everything in the hangar.
The next one was for a 3 bedroom residence in a city and the owner is pleased, she saves a lot on their water bill. We also made provisions for solar on both projects, providing an electrical room on the upper floor where all of the solar batteries are kept with a structurally sound roof to accommodate the panels facing south.
Yes, it is important to use LEED-certified materials in building and interior construction.