Flashcards in Existing Buildings: Sustainable Sites Deck (15)
Site Management Policy
Create and implement a site management policy that employs BMPs to reduce harmful chemical use, energy waste, water waste, air pollution, solid waste, and/or chemical runoff for all the following operational elements on the building and grounds:
Site Development Option 1
On-Site Restoration (2 pts) - Have in place native or adapted vegetation on 20% of total site area (including building footprint), minimum of 5,000 sq ft, to provide habitat and promote bio diversity
Site Development Option 2
Financial Support (1 pt) - Provide financial support equivalent to at least $0.05/sq ft for total site area. Must be provided annually to land trust or conservation org within the same EPA Level III ecoregion
(3 pts) - Use low-impact development practices to capture and treat water from 25% of the impervious surfaces for the 95th percentile storm event.
Establish and implement an annual inspection program of all rainwater management facilities to confirm continued performance.
Heat Island Reduction Option 1
Nonroof (1 pt) - Use any combination of the following strategies for a minimum of 50% of the site paving:
Heat Island Reduction Option 2
Roof (1 pt) - Use high SRI roofing materials for 75% or vegetated roof for 50%
Heat Island Reduction Option 3
Nonroof and roof (2 pts) -
Heat Island Reduction Option 4
Parking Under Dover (1 pt) - At least 50% of parking spaces under cover. Roof must have 3 year aged SRI of at least 32 or be vegetated of covered by renewable systems.
Light Pollution Reduction Option 1
Fixture Shielding (1 pt) - Shield all exterior fixtures such that they do not directly emit any light at a vertical angle more than 90 degrees from straight down
Light Pollution Reduction Option 2
Perimeter Measurements (1 pt) - Measure night illumination levels regularly at least 8 spots. Must not exceed 20% above the level measured with the lights off.
-No calcium chloride or sodium chloride delcers
-Prevent erosion and sedimentation
-Prevent air pollution from CD materials
-Divert from landfills 100% of plant material waste via low-impact means
-Prevent over application of nutrients
-Monitor irrigation systems manually
Site Management Option 1
Limited turf area (1 pt) - Limit turf to 25% or less of vegetated areas
Site Management Option 2
All manual or electric-powered equipment (1 pt)
Site Management Option 3
Reduction in emissions from site management equipment (1 pt) - 50% reduction in HC and NOx, and 75% reduction in CO