Projects should refer to the following credit compliance guidance when planning for recertification. The table outlines the establishment and performance requirements and details the preferred frequency and duration of each performance requirement. Recertification is based on compliance with performance requirements. For the complete set of guidance, refer to the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Recertification Guidance.
|Credit||Establishment requirements||Performance requirements|
|SSc5: Site development—protect or restore habitat||Building components and site infrastructure
Establish native and adapted vegetation on-site and/or off-site.
|Maintain areas of native and adapted vegetation and/or have in place off-site area contract for duration of recertification performance period.|
We welcome and value the opinions of our green building community. We are collecting feedback on LEED v4 during the 5th open commenting period. At this time, each USGBC site user may comment on the open credits.