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Learn more about #LEEDv4 Sustainable Sites credits on Friday, at #Greenbuild17!

According to the U.S. Forest Service, between 1982 and 2001 in the U.S. alone, about 34 million acres of open space was lost to development—approximately four acres per minute, or 6,000 acres a day. This is equivalent to the size of Illinois. With this rapid development came an increase in hardscapes, which increased polluted rainwater runoff into natural water bodies, in turn increasing harm to aquatic species and ecosystems. The Sustainable Sites (SS) credit category of LEED v4 was created to ensure that a project’s natural environment would be valued and respected throughout every step of the building process, from planning to construction to management. SS credits reward projects that acknowledge that buildings do not exist separately from the landscapes on which they are built, and that the environmental integrity of those landscapes should be preserved. Projects that...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/sustainable-sites-leed-v4?...

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