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LEED v4 ND Brownfield Remediation


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Overview

Brownfield sites are contaminated with hazardous materials that can be harmful to humans and the environment. Remediation of brownfield sites is one method of mitigating this threat.

Environmental engineers use a variety of techniques to remediate brownfield sites, ranging from soil blending to bioremediation. Furthermore, because each project has a distinct type and level of pollution, the remediation techniques required to clean different sites can vary greatly.

If the project is planned to be built on a brownfield site, the LEED rating system requires its remediation prior to construction. If this is not feasible, LEED project can be located in a high-priority redevelopment area to earn credit points under this credit category.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the LEED v4 ND Rating system states a brownfield site is and why you should remediate it.
  • Learn what a brownfield remediation looks like.
  • Learn about the intent behind the LEED v4 Smart Location and Linkage Brownfield Remediation credit.
  • How does LEED v4 ND Brownfield remediation work?

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