The first LEED pilot credit to be written not by USGBC but by LEED project teams, Clean Construction provides a framework for projects to develop and implement a plan to reduce particulate matter (PM) emissions from nonroad and on-road diesel fueled vehicles, construction equipment, and temporary power generation used during construction projects. Read the credit language for more on how to document the credit.
Excerpted from LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
To minimize the health and climate impacts to local communities from diesel engine emissions associated with construction activities.
Develop and implement a plan to reduce particulate matter (PM) emissions from nonroad and on-road diesel fueled vehicles, construction equipment, and temporary power generation used during construction projects.
The plan should include:
For engines used on the jobsite that are 25 horsepower (HP) and greater, meet at least the equivalent of USEPA Tier 2 PM emission standards and the USEPA Tier 4 PM emission standard (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.) as listed in the table below for the specified HP rating and during the specified calendar year. The equipment must meet the requirements listed for the current year the equipment is in use on the job site.
Compliance may be met with engines certified to meet the applicable USEPA Tier level, and/or equipment that has been retrofitted with technology verified to reduce particulate emissions to a level at or more stringent than the applicable USEPA Tier level. To the extent that retrofits are used to meet this requirement, the diesel retrofit technology used must be listed on the verified technology list for either the USEPA or the California Air Resources Board (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.) current as of the time the equipment is first placed on the jobsite and must be installed and operated as designated by that verified list.
Include measures for proper maintenance of the equipment to ensure continued future compliance with the emission standards.
95% of all diesel engine contractor/ subcontractor vehicles used for the construction project must be:
Include measures for proper maintenance of the vehicles to ensure continued future compliance with the emission standards.
Develop a policy to limit unnecessary vehicle and equipment engine idling to no more than 5 minutes, or in compliance with applicable local, state and national laws, whichever is more stringent. Include signage and operator communications/education.
Locate equipment, vehicles, and loading/unloading staging areas away from air intakes or operable openings of adjacent buildings.
Include the following information for each piece of equipment, annually:
Register for the pilot credit
Nonroad Diesel Engines
On-Road Diesel Engines
Prevention of Indoor Air Pollution
Has anyone achieved this pilot credit yet? And if so were you able to get all of the requirements? I was hoping to see a % of how many projects that attempted this credit achieved it. Would love some feedback.
Were completing the pilot credit now and tracking about 56% - It hasn't been reviewed by GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). as of yet but we are confident that it should be accepted. Reach out to me if I can help in anyway.
I see that Clean construction is a pilot credit, I have been researching grading site balance as a means to reduce diesel emissions and truck traffic. Our company designs a site based on the soils engineers determinations for shrinkage and subsidence. In the middle of the grading operation when 90% of the grading is complete we topo the site to determine if the site is running long or short on fill material, we adjust the site to make up the difference. The amount of site adjustment and the proposed borrow disposal site location should equate to the trucking and emissions saved.
Can anyone comment I am new to this?
I seem to remember coming across a credit similar to the clean construction pilot credit, but geared to specific environmentally benign pest control measures practiced during construction. This would be distinct from the typically-used ID (and EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems.-related) credit geared to post-occupancy IPMIntegrated Pest Management (IPM) is an eco-system-based pest management strategy that relies on natural pest control strategies to achieve long-term prevention of only the target organisms. (IPM uses pesticides as a last resort.). Has anyone run across this before? I now can't locate it. Thanks. (PS wasn't sure where to post this question.)
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