To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.
Develop on a site documented as contaminated (by means of an ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment or a local voluntary cleanup program).
Develop on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, or central government agency.
Projects where asbestos is found and remediated can also earn this credit. Testing should be done in accordance with EPA Reg 40CFR part 763, (OR) a local, state, or central government agency, when applicable.
Develop on a site where the risk of contamination has been determined via relevant local, state or central contamination risk protocols. Where site contamination was identified, demonstrate that site remediation was completed according to the relevant local, state or central requirements.