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Site Assessment

The cost of this credit is project-specific. 

Due to strategies identified or explored through the assessment process and cost synergies with other LEED credits, this credit is more likely to produce cost savings than added costs. It requires a site survey or assessment that is intended to provide useful information informing site design, ideally in an integrative process (conducted through IPc1). The site assessment should include topography, hydrology, climate, vegetation, soils, human uses, and human health effects (related to site).

There are no added construction costs; any added costs would be associated with design. Assessments like these are usually required on large commercial projects and are often carried out by the owner and do not represent a cost incurred by the design team.

Cost Synergies

All SS credits
WEp1/c1: Outdoor Water Use Reduction WEp2/c2: Indoor Water Use Reduction EAp2/c2: Energy Performance
EAc2: Renewable Energy Production
MRc1: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction EQc7: Daylight
EQc8: Quality Views
EQc9: Acoustic Performance