SLLp5 - Floodplain avoidance
Rating System: LEED for Green Neighborhood Development
LEED Reference Guide for Green Neighborhood Development, 2009 Edition
Requirements, Option 3
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Delete "as defined by FEMA" from the last sentence.
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For any portion of the site within the flood hazard area, design buildings in accordance with American Society of Civil Engineers Standard 24-05 (ASCE 24) or local floodplain management entity. If the project includes construction of a critical facility that is intended to remain operational in the event of a flood, or whose function is critical for post flood recovery, design the facility to be protected and operable at the floodwater levels specified in ASCE 24, or at the water levels represented by a 0.2% annual chance (500-year) flood, whichever is higher. For the purpose of this requirement, critical facilities include, but are not limited to, hospitals, emergency operations centers, building or portions of buildings designated as emergency shelters, water and sewage treatment facilities, and fire and police stations."
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