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Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria

GBCI: 0090000745

Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v2009

Published on: March 01, 2014

Average: 4.1 (25 votes)
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Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of Sustainable Sites Credit 1 (Site Selection) for the BD&C LEED 2009 rating system. Real life examples of LEED projects are presented during interviews with Subject Matter Experts, including illustrations of implementation and lessons learned during the LEED process.

Objectives

  1. Identify benefits of wetlands and prime farmland
  2. Describe the importance of the Endangered Species Act
  3. Explain how to restore and conserve wildlife habitat
  4. Identify requirements for Sustainable Sites Credit 1 Site Selection
  5. List other resources to help select a sustainable site
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GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States

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