Reduced site disturbance - development footprint | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.1

Reduced site disturbance - development footprint

SSc5.2 | Possible 1 point


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


Reduce the development footprint (defined as entire building footprint, access roads and parking) to exceed the local zoning’s open space requirement for the site by 25%. For areas with no local zoning requirements (e.g., some university campuses, military bases), designate open space area adjacent to the building that is equal to the development footprint.

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