Protect ecosystem function, reduce pressure on undeveloped land, reduce resource consumption, and restore ecosystem services to damaged sites by channeling development to urban and previously developed areas.
Case 1: Previously developed sites (3 points)
Redevelop a previously developed site.
Ensure the section of the site assessment (see Pre-Design P2.2: Conduct a pre-design site assessment) is complete and documents the percent of total site area that is previously developed.
Case 2: Brownfield sites (6 points)
Redevelop a brownfield site and remediate site contamination such that the controlling public authority approves the protective measures or cleanup process as effective, safe, and appropriate for the planned use of the site. All investigations and evaluations must be conducted by an environmental professional, as defined by the U.S. EPA 40 CFR 312.10 b (or local equivalent for projects outside of the United States).
Ensure the section of the site assessment (see Pre-Design P2.2: Conduct a pre-design site assessment) is complete and documents the site’s status as contaminated or defined as a brownfield.
During the site selection process, give preference to previously developed or brownfield sites.
Coordinate site development plans with remediation activity, and use of existing infrastructure and materials where appropriate.
Consult available local and state government brownfield databases to find brownfield properties.