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LEED v4
Hospitality – NC
Location & Transportation

High priority site

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Hospitality-NC-v4 LTc3: High priority site 2 points

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Intent

To encourage project location in areas with development constraints and promote the health of the surrounding area.

Requirements

Option 1. Historic district (1 point BD&C except Core and Shell, 2 points Core and Shell)

Locate the project on an infill location in a historic district.

OR

Option 2. Priority designation (1 point BD&C except Core and Shell, 2 points Core and Shell)

Locate the project on one of the following:

  • a site listed by the EPA National Priorities List;
  • a Federal Empowerment Zone site;
  • a Federal Enterprise Community site;
  • a Federal Renewal Community site;
  • a Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program);
  • a site in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA); or
  • a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the U.S.
  • OR

    Option 3. Brownfield remediation (2 points BD&C except Core and Shell, 3 points Core and Shell)

    Locate on a brownfield where soil or groundwater contamination has been identified, and where the local, state, or national authority (whichever has jurisdiction) requires its remediation. Perform remediation to the satisfaction of that authority.

    SITES-LEED Equivalency

    This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

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This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

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The priority designation boundary where our project is located is set to change soon. Will we still qualify for this credit?

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To encourage project location in areas with development constraints and promote the health of the surrounding area.

Requirements

Option 1. Historic district (1 point BD&C except Core and Shell, 2 points Core and Shell)

Locate the project on an infill location in a historic district.

OR

Option 2. Priority designation (1 point BD&C except Core and Shell, 2 points Core and Shell)

Locate the project on one of the following:

  • a site listed by the EPA National Priorities List;
  • a Federal Empowerment Zone site;
  • a Federal Enterprise Community site;
  • a Federal Renewal Community site;
  • a Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program);
  • a site in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA); or
  • a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the U.S.
  • OR

    Option 3. Brownfield remediation (2 points BD&C except Core and Shell, 3 points Core and Shell)

    Locate on a brownfield where soil or groundwater contamination has been identified, and where the local, state, or national authority (whichever has jurisdiction) requires its remediation. Perform remediation to the satisfaction of that authority.

    SITES-LEED Equivalency

    This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

Learn more about The Cost of LEED v4 »

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  • Examples of actual submissions from certified LEED projects.

The priority designation boundary where our project is located is set to change soon. Will we still qualify for this credit?

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In the past we've been able to get credit for buildings contaminated with asbestos. Is that still true?

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If remediation has occurred on the site in the past, outside of the LEED project scope, would it achieve this credit?

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Luis Huertas

Sustainable Design Consulting
Project Manager

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