Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Our "watch" feature allows you to stay current on all aspects of this specific credit. In your account, you can control what you get updated on and how you receive your notifications. Hide

LEED O+M: Schools | v4 - LEED v4

Site improvement plan

Possible 1 point

Intent

To preserve and improve ecological integrity while supporting high-performance building operations.

Requirements

Establishment

Develop a five-year site improvement plan that includes the following:

  • documentation of existing site conditions;
  • site improvement objectives;
  • performance standards to evaluate ongoing progress; and
  • monitoring protocols.

The improvement plan must address the following topics.

  • Hydrology. Protection and improvement of water bodies on-site, rainwater management and reuse opportunities, potable water-use reduction.
  • Vegetation. Documentation of existing vegetation on-site, turf area reduction, management of native and invasive plants, protection of threatened, endangered or unique species.
  • Soils. Documentation of general soil structure, preservation of healthy soils, remediation of compacted soils, identification of previously disturbed area.

The plan must be developed with professionals trained and experienced in the above disciplines.

Performance

Show that at least 5% of the site is vegetated. Implement all no-cost and low-cost measures. Develop a new improvement plan and implement all new no-cost and low-cost measures every five years.

Join LEEDuser

Ask questions, share tips, and get notified of new forum posts by joining LEEDuser, a tool developed by BuildingGreen and supported by USGBC!

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Print to PDF
Sample forms
Version: v01
Active Form
Version: v02
Active Form
View all sample forms

0 commentsLeave a comment

Leave a comment Don't have an account? Create one

You must be signed in to leave a comment.