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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v4 - LEED v4

Site improvement plan

Possible 1 point

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SS Credit: Site Improvement Plan

  • Ensure that the total area of vegetation is consistent between this credit and all other applicable credits in the application.
  • Be sure that the plan includes details regarding protection and improvement of water bodies onsite; rainwater management and reuse opportunities; potable water-use reduction; documentation of existing vegetation onsite; turf area reduction; management of native and invasive plants; protection of threatened, endangered or unique species; documentation of general soil structure; preservation of healthy soils; remediation of compacted soils; and identification of previously disturbed area.
  • In the plan, include site improvement objectives, performance standards to evaluate ongoing progress, and monitoring protocols for hydrology, vegetation, and soils. Refer to Steps 4 and 5 in the Step-by-Step Guidance section of this credit in the LEED O+M v4 Reference Guide for more information.
  • Be sure to include no- and low-cost measures as a part of the site improvement plan and implement all such measures during the performance period. Note that in order to be eligible for this credit, all projects must include no- and low-cost measures as a part of their improvement plans. Additionally, note that the site improvement plan must be a five-year plan based on the state of the site at the beginning of the performance period for this credit.