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LEED BD+C: Schools | v4 - LEED v4

Site master plan

Possible 1 point


To ensure that the sustainable site benefits achieved by the project continue, regardless of future changes in programs or demographics.


The project must achieve at least four of the following six credits, using the associated calculation methods. The achieved credits must then be recalculated using the data from the master plan.

  • LT Credit: High Priority Site
  • SS Credit: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
  • SS Credit: Open Space
  • SS Credit: Rainwater Management
  • SS Credit: Heat Island Reduction
  • SS Credit: Light Pollution Reduction

A site master plan for the school must be developed in collaboration with school authorities. Previous sustainable site design measures should be considered in all master-planning efforts so that existing infrastructure is retained whenever possible. The master plan must therefore include current construction activity plus future construction (within the building’s lifespan) that affects the site. The master plan development footprint must also include parking, paving, and utilities.

Projects where no future development is planned are not eligible for this credit.

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