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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Construction activity pollution prevention


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SS Prerequisite: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

  • Projects that decide to pursue LEED during early construction must have had a compliant ESC plan in place before construction began to meet the prerequisite requirements.
EPA Construction General Permit
  • Be sure to describe how the project complies with the 2012 EPA Construction General Permit, Section 2.
Local Standards and Codes
  • Remember to provide a copy of the erosion and sedimentation control plan. Make sure the ESC plan includes the items listed in the Construction General Permit, Section 2 (at minimum).
  • Be sure to provide the declaration from the contractor, photographs, or a description of implementation.
  • If using local standards or codes, remember to demonstrate how the project complies with them and how they are equal to or more stringent than the EPA CGP.
    Zero Lot Line Project or no/minimal exterior work
  • For zero lot line projects or projects with no or minimal exterior work, make sure to describe the special conditions of the project, if any, and how the project complies with the prerequisite requirements
Construction Activity Pollution Prevention in Desert Climates