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

High priority site

Possible 2 points

Submittal Tips (click to expand)
Keep these important GBCI reviewer tips in mind when preparing your submittal documentation and avoid some of the common issues reviewers see during the LEED review process.

LT Credit: High-Priority Site

Option 1: Historical District
  • Confirm infill status with a vicinity map showing the LEED project boundary and details on the surrounding previously developed land.
  • Ensure the project is located within a historic district that has been locally, nationally, or internationally recognized as having significant historic or cultural value.
Option 2: Priority Designation
  • Ensure that at least a portion of the project is located in an area with a qualifying priority designation.
  • For projects outside of the U.S., priority areas must be designated as such by a nationally administered program with similar goals and operations to the priority designations in the U.S.
Option 3: Brownfield Remediation
  • If the project has soil or groundwater contamination documented by a Phase I, II, or III Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), the project qualifies for Option 3 of this credit. Ensure that documentation describes the contamination and confirms that remediation will be completed.
  • Keep in mind that projects with asbestos or other building-based contamination do not qualify for this credit.