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Site management policy

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Warehouses-EBOM-v4 SSp1: Site management policy Required

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Intent

To preserve ecological integrity and encourage environmentally sensitive site management practices that provide a clean, well-maintained, and safe building exterior while supporting high-performance building operations and integration into the surrounding landscape.

Requirements

Establishment

Create and implement a site management policy that employs best management practices to reduce harmful chemical use, energy waste, water waste, air pollution, solid waste, and/or chemical runoff for all of the following operational elements on the building and grounds:

  • use of low emissions maintenance equipment;
  • snow and ice removal;
  • cleaning of building exterior, pavement, and other impervious surfaces;
  • erosion and sedimentation control (for ongoing operations and for construction activity);
  • organic waste management (returned to the site or diverted from landfills);
  • invasive and exotic plant species management (through monitoring and eradication);
  • fertilizer use (testing soils before using fertilizer to prevent overapplication of nutrients);
  • irrigation management (monitor irrigation systems manually or with automated systems at least every two weeks during the operating season for appropriate water usage, system times, leaks, or breaks); and
  • storage of materials and equipment.

Performance

None.

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

Intent

To preserve ecological integrity and encourage environmentally sensitive site management practices that provide a clean, well-maintained, and safe building exterior while supporting high-performance building operations and integration into the surrounding landscape.

Requirements

Establishment

Create and implement a site management policy that employs best management practices to reduce harmful chemical use, energy waste, water waste, air pollution, solid waste, and/or chemical runoff for all of the following operational elements on the building and grounds:

  • use of low emissions maintenance equipment;
  • snow and ice removal;
  • cleaning of building exterior, pavement, and other impervious surfaces;
  • erosion and sedimentation control (for ongoing operations and for construction activity);
  • organic waste management (returned to the site or diverted from landfills);
  • invasive and exotic plant species management (through monitoring and eradication);
  • fertilizer use (testing soils before using fertilizer to prevent overapplication of nutrients);
  • irrigation management (monitor irrigation systems manually or with automated systems at least every two weeks during the operating season for appropriate water usage, system times, leaks, or breaks); and
  • storage of materials and equipment.

Performance

None.

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Transwestern Sustainability Services
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