Sustainable Sites Credits
Construction Activity Pollution Prevention Prerequisite
Intent: To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.
Site Development – Protect or Restore Habitat
Intent: To conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity.
Intent: To create exterior open space that encourages interaction with the environment, social interaction, passive recreation, and physical activities.
Intent: To reduce runoff volume and improve water quality by replicating the natural hydrology and water balance of the site, based on historical conditions and undeveloped ecosystems in the region.
Water Efficiency Credits
Outdoor Water Use Reduction
Intent: To reduce outdoor water consumption.
Indoor Water Use Reduction
Intent: To reduce indoor water consumption
Materials and Resources Credits
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials
Intent: To reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients
Intent: To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle analysis information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts.
Intent: To encourage projects to achieve exceptional or innovative performance.
Regional Priority Credits
Intent: To provide an incentive for the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental, social equity, and public health priorities.
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