Protect Habitat / Site Disturbance

Limit all site disturbance by delineating construction buffer zones.

  • Unitized materials
  • Small staging requirements
  • Less displaced soil
CalGreen
CHPS
GGlobes 2.3.2.1: 5 pts.
BDCv4 SS Site development - protect or restore habitat: up to 2 pts. (Guidance Step 3)
BDCv4.1
NDv4 GIB Minimized site disturbance: 1 pt.
SITES
Applicable
Products /
Systems
  • Concrete unit masonry
  • Interlocking concrete pavements
  • Permeable interlocking concrete pavements
  • Decorative landscape walls
  • Proto IITM post tension masonry site walls

Green Globes: 40 ft from building; 5 ft from parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, and utility right of ways, unless intended to improve natural integrity.

LEED ND: 40 ft. from building; 10 ft. from walkways, patios, parking; 15 ft. from street curbs and main utility trenches; 25 ft. from constructed areas with permeable surfaces.

Concrete masonry, Proto IITM Wall Systems, pavers, and segmental retaining walls are unitized materials that do not require large equipment for placement, nor large staging areas.

Proto IITM utilizes optimized footings that displace much less soil than conventional masonry fence and retaining walls.

Segmental retaining walls respect the natural contours of the site, and do not require large footings and the associated soil displacement.

Protect Habitat