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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.0

Reduced site disturbance - protect or restore open space

SSc5.1 | Possible 1 point


Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity.


On greenfield sites, limit site disturbance including earthwork and clearing of vegetation to 40 feet beyond the building perimeter, 5 feet beyond primary roadway curbs, walkways, and main utility branch trenches, and 25 feet beyond pervious paving areas that require additional staging areas in order to limit compaction in the paved area; OR, on previously developed sites, restore a minimum of 50% of the remaining open area by planting native or adapted vegetation.

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