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HOW MANY PREREQS, CREDITS AND POSSIBLE POINTS
1, 8 AND 14
PREREQ 1
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY POLLUTION PREVENTION
CREDIT 1
SITE SELECTION
CREDIT 2
DEVELOPMENT DENSITY & COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
CREDIT 3
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT
CREDIT 4.1
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: public transportation access
CREDIT 4.2
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: bicycle storage and changing rooms
CREDIT 4.3
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: low emitting & fuel efficient vehicles
CREDIT 4.4
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: parking capacity
CREDIT 5.1
SITE DEVELOPMENT: protect or restore habitat
CREDIT 5.2
SITE DEVELOPMENT: maximize open space
CREDIT 6.1
STORMWATER DESIGN: quantity control
CREDIT 6.2
STORMWATER DESIGN: quality control
CREDIT 7.1
HEAT ISLAND EFFECT: non-roof
CREDIT 7.2
HEAT ISLAND EFFECT: roof
CREDIT 8
LIGHT POLLUTION REDUCTION
SS PREREQ 1
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY POLLUTION PREVENTION REQUIRED
SS PREREQ 1 INTENT
REDUCE POLLUTION FROM CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES BY CONTROLLING SOIL EROSION, WATERWAY SEDIMENTAION AND AIRBORNE DUST GENERATION
SS PREREQ 1 REQUIREMENTS
CREATE AND IMPLEMENT AN EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL (ESC) PLAN FOR ALL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT
ESC PLAN
THE ESC PLAN SHALL CONFORM TO WHAT
THE EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE 2003 EPA CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMIT OR LOCAL EROSION AND SEDIMENTAION CONTROL STANDARDS AND CODES, WHICHEVER IS MORE STRINGENT
THE PLAN SHALL DESCRIBE WHAT
THE MEASURES IMPLEMENTED TO ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PLAN
1. PREVENT LOSS OF SOIL DURING CONSTRUCTION BY STORMWATER RUNOFF AND/OR WIND EROSION, INCLUDING PROTECTING TOPSOIL BY STOCKPILING FOR REUSE
2. PREVENT SEDIMENTATION OF STORM SEWER OR RECEIVING STREAMS
3. PREVENT POLLUTION THE AIR WITH DUST AND PARTICULATE MATTER
SS PREREQ 1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES
1. CREATE AN ESC PLAN DURING THE DESIGN PHASE OF THE PROJECT
2. UTILIZE STABILIZATION AND STRUCTURAL CONTROL MEASURES, INCLUDING TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT SEEDING, MULCHING, EARTH DIKES, SILT FENCING, SEDIMENT TRAPS AND SEDIMENT BASINS
SS PREREQ 1: REFERENCED STANDARD
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES (USEPA DOCUMENT NO. EPA 832R92005), CHAPTER 3
SS CREDIT 1
SITE SELECTION
SS CREDIT 1: INTENT
AVOID DEVELOPMENT OF INAPPROPRIATE SITES AND REDUSE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM THE LOCATION OF A BLDG ON A SITE
SS CREDIT 1: REQUIREMENTS
DO NOT DEVELOP BLDGS, HARDSCAPE, ROADS OR PARKIING AREAS ON PORTIONS OF SITES THAT MEET ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1.PRIME FARMLAND AS DEFINED BY THE USDA
2.PREVIOUSLY UNDEVELOPED LAND WITH AN ELEV LOWER THAN 5 FEET ABOVE FEMA's100-YR FLOOD LINE
3.HABITAT FOR ANY SPECIES ON THRETENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTS
4.WITHIN 100 FEET OF ANY WETLANDS AS DEFINED BY THE US CFR, OR WITHIN STATE/LOCAL SETBACK DISTANCES
5.UNDEVELOPED LAND WITHIN 50FT OF A WATER BODY WHICH COULD SUPPORT FISH, RECREATION, OR INDUSTRIAL USE
6.FORMER PUBLIC PARKLAND(UNLESS TRADED)
SS CREDIT 1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES
1.GIVE PREFERENCE TO SITES THAT DO NOT INCLUDE SENSITVIVE SITE ELEMENTS AND RESTRICTIVE LAND TYPES
2.DESIGN THE BLDG WITH MINIMAL FOOTPRINT, BUILD DENSELY, INCORPORATE SITE FEATURES, SET ASIDE AREAS OF NATURAL SPACE, AND INTEGRATE NEIGHBORING ACTIVITES WHEN FEASIBLE
3.
SS CREDIT 2
DEVELOPMENT DENSITY & COMMUNITY CONNETIVITY
SS CREDIT 2: INTENT
CHANNEL DEVELOPMENT TO URBAN AREAS WITH EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE, PROTECT GREENFIELDS AND PRESERE HABITAT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SS CREDIT 2: REQUIREMENTS (2 OPTIONS)
1.DEVELOPMENT DENSITY AND 2.COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
SS CREDIT 2:REQUIREMENTS OPTION 1
CONSTUCT OR RENOVATE BLDG ON A PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED SITE AND IN A COMMUNITY WITH A MIN DNSITY OF 60,000 SQ FT PER ACRE NET (NOTE: DENSITY CALCULATION MUST INCLUDE THE AREA OF THE PROJECT BEING BUILT AND IS BASED ON A TYP TWO-STORY DOWNTOWN DVLPMNT
SS CREDIT 2:REQUIREMENTS OPTION 2
CONSTRUCT OR RENOVATE BLDG ON A PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED SITE AND WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ZONE OR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH AN AVERAGE DENSITY OF 10 UNITS PER ACRE NET AND WITHN 1/2 MILE OF AT LEAST 10 BASIC SERVICES AND WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS B/T THE BLDG AND THE SERVICES
SS CREDIT 2:REQUIREMENTS OPTION 2 CONTINUED....WHAT DO BASIC SERVICES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO?
BANK, PLACE OF WORSHIP, CONVENIENCE GROCERY, DAY CARE, CLEANERS, FIRE STATION, BEAUTY, HARDWARE, LAUNDRY, LIBRARY, MEDICAL/DENTAL, SENIOR CARE FACILITY, PARK, PHARMACY, POST OFFICE, RESTAURANT, SCHOOL, SUPERMARKET, THEATER, COMMUNITY CENTER, FITNESS CENTER, MUSEUM
SS CREDIT 2:REQUIREMENTS OPTION 2 CONTINUED....HOW DO YOU DETERMINE PROXIMITY
BY DRAWING A 1/2 MILE RADIUS AROUND THE MAIN BLDG ENTRANCE ON A SITE MAP AND COUNTING THE SERVICES WITHIN THAT RADIUS
SS CREDIT 2:POTENTIAL TECHNOLIGIES AND STRATEGIES
DUREIN THE SITE SELECTION PROCESS, GIVE PREFERENCE TO URBAN SITES WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF SERVICES
SS CREDIT 3:
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT
SS CREDIT 3: INTENT
REHABILITATE DAMAGED SITES WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS COMPLICATED BY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION, REDUCING PRESSURE ON UNDEVELOPED LAND
SS CREDIT 3: REQUIREMENTS
DEVELOP ON A SITE DOCUMENTED AS CONTAMINATED (BY MEANS OF AN ASTM E1903-97 PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT OR A LOCAL VOLUNTARY CLEANUP PROGRAM) OR ON A SITE DEFINED AS A BROWNFIELD BY A LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY
SS CREDIT 3: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
DURING THE SITE SELECTION PROCESS, GIVE PREFERNCE TO BROWNFIELD SITES. IDENTIFY TAX INCENTIVES AND PROPERTY COST SAVINGS. COORDINATE SITE DEVELOPMENT PLANS WITH REMEDIATION ACTIVITY, AS APPROPRIATE
SS CREDIT 3:REFERENCED STANDARDS
1. ASTM E1903-97 PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT, ASTM INTERNATIONAL

2. EPA BROWNFIELDS DEFINITION, EPA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM
SS CREDIT 4.1:
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
SS CREDIT 4.1: INTENT
REDUCE POLLUTION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS FROM AUTOMOBILE USE.
SS CREDIT 4.1: REQUIREMENTS
LOCATE PROJECT WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF AN EXISTING, OR PLANNED AND FUNDED, COMMUTER RAIL, LIGHT RAIL OR SUBWAY STATION

OR

LOCATE PROJECT WITHIN 1/4 MILE OF ONE MORE STOPS FOR TWO OR MORE PUBLIC OR CAMPUS BUS LINES USABLE BY BUILDING OCCUPANTS
SS CREDIT 4.1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLIES & STRATEGIES
PERFORM A TRANSPORTATION SURVEY OF FUTURE BLDG OCCUPANTS TO IDENTIFY TRANSPORTATION NEEDS. SITE THE BLDG NEAR MASS TRANSIT.
SS CREDIT 4.2:
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: BICYCLE STORAGE & CHANGING ROOMS
SS CREDIT 4.2: INTENT
REDUCE POLLUTION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS FROM AUTOMOBILE USE.
SS CREDIT 4.2: REQUIREMENTS
FOR COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL BLDGS, PROVIDE SECURE BICYCLE RACKS AND/OR STORAGE (WITHIN 200 YARDS OF A BLDG ENTRANCE) FOR 5% OR MORE OF ALL BLDG USERS (MEASURED AT PEAK PERIODS), AND, PROVIDE SHOWER AND CHANGING FACILITIES IN THE BLDG, OR WITHIN 200 YARDS OF A BLDG ENTRANCE, FOR 0.5% OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT (FTE) OCCUPANTS

OR

FOR RESIDENTIAL BLDGS, PROVIDE COVERE STORAGE FACILITIES FOR SECURING BICYCLES FOR 15% OR MORE OF BLDG OCCUPANTS IN LIEU OF CHANGING/SHOWER FACILITIES
SS CREDIT 4.2:POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
DESIGN THE BLDG WITH TRANSPORTATION AMENITIES SUCH AS BICYCLE RACKS AND SHOWERING/CHANGING FACILITIES
SS CREDIT 4.3:
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: LOW EMITTING & FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES
SS CREDIT 4.3:INTENT
REDUCE POLLUTION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS FROM AUTOMOBILE USE
SS CREDIT 4.3:REQUIREMENTS (3 OPTIONS)
OPTION 1
PROVIDE LOW-EMITTING AND FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES FOR 3% OF FULL-TIME EQIVALENT (FTE) OCCUPANTS AND PROVIDE PREFERRED PARKING FOR THESE VEHICLES

OPTION 2
PROVIDE PREFERRED PARKING FOR LOW-EMITTING AND FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES FOR 5% OF THE TOTAL VEHICLE PARKING CAPACITY OF THE SITE

OPTION 3
INSTALL ALTERNATIVE-FUEL REFUELING STATIONS FOR 3% OF THE TOTAL VEHICLE PARKING CAPACITY OF THE SITE (LIQUID OR GASEOUS FUELING FACILITIES MUST BE SEPARATELY VENTILATED OR LOCATED OUTDOORS).
SS CREDIT 4.3: REFERENCED STANDARDS
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CREDIT, LOW-EMITTING AND FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES ARE DEFINED AS VEHICLES THAT ARE EITHER CLASSIFIED AS ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES (ZEV) BY THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD OR HAVE ACHIEVED A MINIMUM GREEN SCORE OF 40 ON THE AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY (ACEEE) ANNUAL VEHICLE RATING GUIDE
CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCE BOARD
AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY
SS CREDIT 4.3: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AMENITIES SUCH AS ALTERNATIVES FUEL REFUELING STATIONS. CONSIDER SHARING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF REFUELING STATIONS WITH NEIGHBORS
SS CREDIT 4.4:
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: PARKING CAPACITY
SS CREDIT 4.4: INTENT
REDUCE POLLUTION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS FROM SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE USE
SS CREDIT 4.4: REQUIREMENTS (4 OPTIONS)
OPTION 1 - NON-RESIDENTIAL
SIZE PARKING CAPACITY TO MEET, BUT NOT EXCEED, MIN LOCAL ZONING REQUIREMNTS, AND, PROVIDE PREFERRED PRKNG FOR CARPOOLS OR VANPOOLS FOR 5% OF THE TOTAL PRVIDED PRKNG SPACES.

OPTION 2 - NON-RESIDENTIAL
FOR PROJETS THAT PROVIDE FOR LESS THAN 5% OF FTE BLDG OCCUPANTS:
PROVIDE PREFERED PRKNG FOR CARPOOLS OR VANPOOLS, MARKED AS SUCH, FOR 5% OF TOTAL PROVIDED PARKING SPACES

OPTION 3 - RESIDENTIAL
SIZE PRKING CAPACITY TO NOT EXCEED MIN LOCAL ZONING REQUIREMNTS AND PROVIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO FACILITATE SHARED VEHICLE USAGE SUCH AS CARPOOL DROP-OFF AREAS, DESIGNATED PARKING FOR VANPOOLS, OR CAR-SHARE SERVICES, RIDE BOARDS, AND SHUTTLE SERVICES TO MASS TRANSIT

OPTION 4 - ALL
PROVIDE NO NEW PARKING
SS CREDIT 4.4: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
MINIMIZE PARKING LOT/GARAGE SIZE. CONSIDER SHARING PARKING FACILITIES WITH ADJACENT BLDGS. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES THAT WILL LIMIT THE USE OF SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES
SS CREDIT 5.1:
SITE DEVELOPMENT: PROTECT OR RESTORE HABITAT
SS CREDIT 5.1: INTENT
CONSERVE EXISTING NATURAL AREAS AND RESTORE DAMAGED AREAS TO PROVIDE HABITAT AND PROMOTE BIODIVERSITY
SS CREDIT 5.1: REQUIREMENTS (2 OPTIONS)
OPTION 1
ON GREENFIELD SITES, LIMIT ALL SITE DISTURBANCE TO 40FT BEYOND THE BLDG PERIMTR; 10FT BEYOND SURFACE WALKWAYS, PATIOS AND PARKING UTILITES LESS THAN 12IN IN DIA.; 15FT BEYOND PRIMARY ROADWAY CURBS; 25FT BEYOND CONSTRUCTED AREAS W/ PERMEABLE SURFACES

OPTION 2
ON PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED SITES, RESTORE OR PROTECT A MIN OF 50% OF THE SITE AREA (EXCLUDING BLDG FOOTPRINT) WITH NATIVE OR ADAPTED VEGETATION. PROJECTS EARNING SS CREDIT 2 AND USING VEGETATED ROOF SURFACES MAY APPLY THE VEGETATED ROOF SURFACE TO THIS CALCULATION
SS CREDIT 5.1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES
ON GREENFIELD SITES:
PERFORM SITE SURVEY AND DEVELOP MASTER PLAN. STRATEGIES INCLUDE STACKING THE BLDG PROGRAM, TUCK-UNDER PARKING AND SHARED FACILITIES WITH NEIGHBORS

FOR PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED SITES
SELECT APPROPRIATE NATIVE/ADAPTED PLANT MTRLS. PROVIDE BIOVIVERSITY THROUGH AVOIDANCE OF MONOCULTURE PLANTINGS.
SS CREDIT 5.2
SITE DEVELOPMENT: MAXIMIZE OPEN SPACE
SS CREDIT 5.2: INTENT
PROVIDE A HIGH RATIO OF OPEN SPACE TO DEVELOPMENT FOOTPRINT TO PROMOTE BIODIVERSITY
SS CREDIT 5.2: REQUIREMENTS (3 OPTIONS)
OPTION 1:
REDUCE THE DVLPMNT FTPRNT (DEFINED AS THE TOTAL AREA OF THE BLDG FTPRNT, HARDSCAPE, ACCESS ROADS AND PARKING) AND/OR PROVIDE VEGETATED OPEN SPACE WITHIN THE PROJECT BOUNDARY TO EXCEED THE LOCAL ZONING'S OPEN SPACE REQRMNT FOR THE SITE BY 25%

OPTION 2:
FOR AREAS WITH NO LOCAL ZONING REQUIREMENTS PROVIDE VEGETATED OPEN SPACE AREA ADJACENT TO THE BLDG THAT IS EQUAL TO THE BLDG FOOTPRINT

OPTION 3:
WHERE A ZONING ORDINANCE EXISTS, BUT THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR OPEN SPACE, PROVIDE VEGETATED OPEN SPACE EQUAL TO 20% OF THE PROJECTS SITE AREA

ALL OPTIONS:
VEGETATED ROOF CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CREDIT COMPLIANCE

PROJECTS IN URBAN AREAS PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED HARDSCAPE CAN CONTRIBUTE WITH A MIN OF 25% VEGETATED

WETLANDS OR NATURALLY DESIGNED PONDS MAY COUNT AS OPEN SPACE IF THE SIDE SLOPE GRADIENTS AVERAGE 1:4
SS CREDIT 5.2: POTENTIAL & STRATEGIES
PERFORM A SITE SURVEY AND ADOPT A MASTER PLAN. SELECT A SUITABLE SITE AND DESIGN THE BLDG W/ MINIMAL FOOTPRNT TO MINIMIZE SITE DISRUPTION SAME STRATEGIES AS SS 5.1
SS CREDIT 6.1:
STORMWATER DESIGN: QUANTITY CONTROL
SS CREDIT 6.1: INTENT
LIMIT DISRUPTION OF NATURAL WATER HYDROLOGY BY REDUSING IMPERVIOUS COVER, INCREASING ON-SITE INFILTRATION, REDUCING OR ELIMINATING POLLUTION FROM STORMWATER RUNOFF, AND ELIMINATING CONTAMINANTS
SS CREDIT 6.1: REQUIREMENTS (2 CASES)
CASE 1: EXISTING IMPERVIOUSNESS IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 50%

CASE 2 - EXISTING IMPERVIOUSNESS IS GREATER THAN 50%

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SS CREDIT 6.1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
DESIGN THE PROJECT SITE TO MAINTAIN NATURAL STORMWATER FLOWS BY PROMOTING INFILTRATION. SPECIFY VEGETATED ROOFS, PERVIOUS PAVING...REUSE STORMWATER VOLUMES GENERATED FOR NON-POTABLE USES SUCH AS LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION, TOILET AND URINAL FLUSHING AND CUSTODIAL USES
SS CREDIT 6.2:
STORMWATER DESIGN: QUALITY CONTROL
SS CREDIT 6.2: INTENT
LIMIT DISRUPTION AND POLLUTION OF NATURAL WATER FLOWS BY MANAGING STORMWATER RUNOFF
SS CREDIT 6.2: REQUIREMENTS
IMPLEMENT A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT RDUCES IMPERVIOUS COVER, PROMOTES INFILTRATION, AND CAPTURES AND TREATS THE STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM 90% OF THE AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL USING ACCEPTABLE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs)

BMPs USED TO TREAT RUNOFF MUST BE CAPABLE OF REMOVING 80% OF THE AVERAGE ANNUAL POST DEVELOPMENT TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (TSS) LOAD BASED ON EXISTING MONITORING REPORTS.
SS CREDIT 6.2: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
USE ALTERNATIVE SURFACES AND NONSTRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE IMPERVIOUSNESS AND PROMOTE INFILTRATION THEREGY REDUCING POLLUTANT LOADINGS
SS CREDIT 7.1:
HEAT ISLAND EFFECT: NON-ROOF
SS CREDIT 7.1: INTENT
REDUCE HEAT ISLANDS (THERMAL GRADIENT DIFFERENCES B/T DEVELOPED AND UNDEVELOPED AREAS) TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON MICROCLIMATE AND HUMAN AND WILDLIFE HABITAT
SS CREDIT 7.1: REQUIREMENTS (2 OPTIONS)
OPTION 1
PROVIDE ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING STRATEGIES FOR 50% OF THE SITE HARDSCAPE (INCLUDING ROADS, SIDEWALKS, COURTYARDS AND PARKING LOTS):
SHADE (WITHIN 5 YEARS OF OCCUPANCY
PAVING MTRLS W/A SOLAR REFLECTANCE INDEX (SRI) OF AT LEAST 29
OPEN GRID PAVEMENT SYSTEM

OPTION 2
PLACE A MINIMUM OF 50% OF PARKING SPACES UNDER COVER (DEFINED AS UNDER GROUND, UNDER DECK, UNDER ROOF, OR UNDER A BLDG). ANY ROOF USED TO SHAE OR COVER PARKING MUST HAVE AN SRI OF AT LEAST 29
SS CREDIT 7.1: POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES & STRATEGIES
SHADE CONSTRUCTED SURFACES ON TEH SITE WITH LANDSCAPE FEATURES AND UTILIZE HIGH-REFLECTANCE MTRLS FOR HARDSCAPE. CONSIDER REPLACING CONSTRUCTED SURFACES WITH VEGETATED SURFACES AND OPEN GRID PAVING OR SPECIFY HIGH-ALBEDO MTRLS TO REDUCE THE HEAT ABSORPTION