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Choose a path early in the planning stage
BD&C SSc2: Development Density & Community Connectivity

Project teams should assess early in the planning stage which path is most suitable based on project location and the availability of density data. Note that credit requirements for v2.2 and v2009 are exactly the same, but the specifics of what can qualify as a basic service are further defined and outlined in v2009.

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Many teams are already compliant
EBOM SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan

Many project teams already employ at least some compliant practices and can focus their efforts on formalizing these practices and expanding them into a comprehensive plan. See LEEDuser's sample plan template for help...

LEEDuser Tipsheets
How to Complete the NC SSc6.1 Form in LEED Online
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Following on this page are screen captures that show how to document SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control for LEED-NC 2009. Some comments and explanations are interpersed. The following is displayed with permission of the USGBC.

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