Not all of the recommended analysis areas will be applicable to every project. If your project has site constraints, include an explanation on the USGBC Site Assessment Worksheet for each non-applicable topic.However, don’t be afraid to get creative! For example, even if there is no pre-existing vegetation on the lot now, researching native plants in the same U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ecoregion could inform what goes into a terrace planter. Another example is researching the health of the city’s water supply to inform a water use reduction target for your building.
I have a zero-lot line project in a dense urban area. How should I approach documenting our team’s site assessment?