26 Oct '16, 11am

Working on a LEED and SITES project? Take advantage of credit overlap - here's how:

If you’re seeking to further define, improve or demonstrate the site sustainability aspects of your project, you can benefit from pursuing both LEED ® and SITES ® certification. We want to help by simplifying your certification experience at the intersection of these two rating systems. For that reason, we’ve released a list of credit substitutions so that similar credits need only be earned in one rating system—not both! Many SITES and LEED credits have similar requirements, and some are almost identical. This analysis resulted in a list of over 40 credits that were deemed equivalent, or partially equivalent, and can be used as substitutes in your LEED and SITES projects . For example, if your LEED v4 project has achieved the Construction Activity Pollution Prevention prerequisite, it can automatically earn the SITES v2 prerequisite, and vice-versa. Some of the credit sub...

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