Sensitive land protection | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Sensitive land protection

Possible 1 point

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LT Credit: Sensitive Land Protection

  • Be sure to review the LEED Definition of "previously developed" in the Reference Guide Glossary. Determine what the development status of the development footprint was immediately prior to your project. The entire site doesn't need to be designated as previously developed.
  • Previously developed status can't be claimed in cases where a master developer bought undeveloped land, installed infrastructure, and then sold it to the certifying project developer (this is considered part of the project scope).
  • Ensure that information provided in this credit is consistent with other credits in the LEED submittal.
  • Keep in mind that "Prime Farmland" now includes the following: prime farmland, unique farmland, or farmland of statewide or local importance.

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