Sustainable Sites - Credit 5.1

Site Development - Protect or Restore Habitat (1 points)

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The intent of this credit is to conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity. Strategies include stacking the building program and using tuck-under parking. Concrete parking garages within buildings can be used to limit site disturbance. A parking garage located within a building helps maintain existing natural areas that would otherwise be consumed by surface parking. Using a pervious concrete parking area to store and treat rainwater, thereby eliminating or minimizing land required for detention ponds, helps protect and restore habitat. This credit is worth 1 point.