Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
Intent
Reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and
airborne dust generation.
Site Selection
Intent
Avoid development of inappropriate sites and reduce the environmental impact from the location of a
building on a site.
Development Density & Community Connectivity
Intent
Channel development to urban areas with existing infrastructure, protect greenfields and preserve habitat
and natural resources.
Brownfield Redevelopment
Intent
Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination, reducing
pressure on undeveloped land.
Alternative Transportation: Public Transportation Access
Intent
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
Alternative Transportation: Bicycle
Intent
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
Alternative Transportation: Low Emitting & Fuel Efficient
Vehicles
Intent
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
Alternative Transportation: Parking Capacity
Intent
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from single occupancy vehicle use.
Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat
Intent
Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity.
Site Development: Maximize Open Space
Intent
Provide a high ratio of open space to development footprint to promote biodiversity.
Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof
Intent
Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to
minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.
Heat Island Effect: Roof
Intent
Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to
minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.
Light Pollution Reduction
Intent
Minimize light trespass from the building and site, reduce sky-glow to increase night sky access, improve
nighttime visibility through glare reduction, and reduce development impact on nocturnal environments.
Stormwater Design: Quantity Control
Intent
Limit disruption of natural water hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration,
reducing or eliminating pollution from stormwater runoff, and eliminating contaminants.
Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
Intent - Ensure that the site is assessed for environmental contamination and if contaminated, that the
environmental contamination has been remediated to protect children's health.
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