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LEED v4
Warehouses & Dist. Ctrs. - NC
Sustainable Sites

Construction activity pollution prevention

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Warehouses-NC-v4 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention Required

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Intent

To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.

Requirements

Create and implement an erosion and sedimentation control plan for all construction activities associated with the project. The plan must conform to the erosion and sedimentation requirements of the 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Construction General Permit (CGP) or local equivalent, whichever is more stringent. Projects must apply the CGP regardless of size. The plan must describe the measures implemented.

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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Intent

To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.

Requirements

Create and implement an erosion and sedimentation control plan for all construction activities associated with the project. The plan must conform to the erosion and sedimentation requirements of the 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Construction General Permit (CGP) or local equivalent, whichever is more stringent. Projects must apply the CGP regardless of size. The plan must describe the measures implemented.

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.

How do I know if my local code is more or less stringent than the EPA CGP?

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Is there a table that summarizes the changes that were introduced by the 2012 version of the standard, as compared to 2003?

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If a project decided to pursue LEED after the completion of demolition but before construction, can we prove ESC measures were implemented through pictures, without having an explicit ESC plan?

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Melissa Kelly

WSP - Built Ecology
Sustainability Manager

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