Building exterior and hardscape management plan | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v3 - LEED 2008

Building exterior and hardscape management plan

SSc2 | Possible 1 point


To encourage environmentally sensitive building exterior and hardscape management practices that provide a clean, well-maintained and safe building exterior while supporting high-performance building operations.


Employ an environmentally sensitive, low-impact building exterior and hardscape management plan that helps preserve surrounding ecological integrity. The plan must employ best management practices that significantly reduce harmful chemical use, energy waste, water waste, air pollution, solid waste and/or chemical runoff (e.g., gasoline, oil, antifreeze, salts) compared with standard practices. The plan must address all of the following operational elements that occur on the building and grounds, as applicable:

  • maintenance equipment;
  • snow and ice removal;
  • cleaning of building exterior;
  • paints and sealants used on building exterior; and
  • cleaning of sidewalks, pavement and other hardscape.
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