Online Criteria

M = MANDATORY
# = OPTIONAL POINTS

2011 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria

The online Criteria provides an overview of the technical requirements within the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. To achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification, all projects must achieve compliance with the Criteria mandatory measures applicable to that construction type. Additionally, New Construction projects must achieve 35 optional points, Substantial Rehab projects must achieve 30 optional points, and Moderate Rehab projects must also achieve 30 optional points.

1-INTEGRATIVE DESIGN

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1.1a Green Development Plan: Integrative Design Meeting(s) ()

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    1.1b Green Development Plan: Criteria Documentation ()

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      0,2 points allowed

      1.2a Universal Design (New Construction Only) (New Construction, )

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        0,2,3 points allowed

        1.2b Universal Design (SUBSTANTIAL & MODERATE REHAB ONLY) (Substantial Rehab;Moderate Rehab, )

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          2-LOCATION + NEIGHBORHOOD FABRIC

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          2.1 Site Sensitive Selection (New Construction Only) ()

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            2.2 Connections to Existing Development and Infrastructure (New Construction only, except for projects located on rural tribal lands, in colonias communities, or in communities of population less than 10,000) (New Construction, )

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              2.3 Compact Development (New Construction, )

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                0,5,6 points allowed

                2.4 Compact Development ()

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                  2.5 Proximity to Services (New Construction only) ()

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                    2.6 Preservation of and Access to Open Space (New Construction, Rural/tribal/small towns)

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                      0-3 points allowed

                      2.7 Preservation of and Access to Open Space (Available to all Projects) ()

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                        0,5 points allowed

                        2.8 Access to Public Transportation ()

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                          0,5 points allowed

                          2.9 Walkable Neighborhoods: Connections to Surrounding Neighborhood (Rural/tribal/small towns)

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                            0,2,3,4,6,7 points allowed

                            2.10 Smart Site Location: Passive Solar Heating / Cooling (New Construction, )

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                              0,2 points allowed

                              2.11 Brownfield or Adaptive Reuse Site ()

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                                0,6 points allowed

                                2.12 Access to Fresh, Local Foods ()

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                                  0,4 points allowed

                                  2.13 LEED for Neighborhood Development certification ()

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                                    3-SITE IMPROVEMENTS

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                                    3.1 Environmental Remediation ()

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                                      3.2 Erosion and Sedimentation Control (Except for infill sites with buildable area smaller than one acre) ()

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                                        3.3 Low Impact Development (New Construction only) (New Construction, )

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                                          3.4 Landscaping (Only If Providing Landscaping) ()

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                                            3.5 Efficient Irrigation and Water Reuse (If irrigation is utilized) ()

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                                              0,2,6 points allowed

                                              3.6 Surface Stormwater Management ()

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                                                4-WATER CONSERVATION

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                                                4.1 Water-Conserving Fixtures ()

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                                                  0,2,4,6 points allowed

                                                  4.2 Advanced Water-Conserving Appliances and Fixtures ()

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                                                    0-4 points allowed

                                                    4.3 Water Reuse ()

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                                                      5-ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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                                                      5.1a Building Performance Standard: Single family & Multifamily, 3 stories or fewer (New Construction only) (Single Family;Multi-family (less than 4), New Construction, )

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                                                        5.1b Building Performance Standard: Multifamily, 4 stories or more (New Construction Only) (Multi-family (more than 4), New Construction, )

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                                                          5.1c Building Performance Standard: (Substantial and Moderate Rehab: Single-family and multifamily, three stories or fewer.) (Single Family;Multi-family (less than 4), Substantial Rehab;Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                            5.1d Building Performance Standard: Multifamily, 4 stories or more (Substantial and Moderate Rehab) (Multi-family (more than 4), )

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                                                              0-15 points allowed

                                                              5.2 Additional Reductions in Energy Use ()

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                                                                5.3 Sizing of Heating and Cooling Equipment and Ducts ()

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                                                                  5.4 ENERGY STAR Appliances ()

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                                                                    5.5a Efficient Lighting: Interior Units (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                      5.5b Efficient Lighting: Common Areas and Emergency Lighting (all multifamily projects) ()

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                                                                        5.5c Efficient Lighting: Exterior ()

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                                                                          5.6a Electricity Meter (For New Construction and Substantial Rehab, except for single-room occupancy and designated supportive housing dwelling units) (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                            0,3 points allowed

                                                                            5.6b Electricity Meter (For Moderate Rehab projects) (Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                                              0,4,8,12 points allowed

                                                                              5.7a Renewable Energy ()

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                                                                                0-2 points allowed

                                                                                5.7b Photovoltaic / Solar Hot Water Ready ()

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                                                                                  0,5 points allowed

                                                                                  5.8 Advanced Metering Infrastructure ()

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                                                                                    6-MATERIALS BENEFICIAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT

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                                                                                    6.1 Low / No VOC Paints and Primers ()

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                                                                                      6.2 Low / No VOC Adhesives and Sealants ()

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                                                                                        6.3 Construction Waste Management ()

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                                                                                          0-5 points allowed

                                                                                          6.4 Construction Waste Management: Optional ()

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                                                                                            0,5 points allowed

                                                                                            6.5 Recycling Storage for Multifamily Project (Multi-family (less than 4);Multi-family (more than 4), )

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                                                                                              0-5 points allowed

                                                                                              6.6 Recycled Content Material ()

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                                                                                                0-5 points allowed

                                                                                                6.7 Regional Material Selection ()

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                                                                                                  0,5 points allowed

                                                                                                  6.8 Certified, Salvaged and Engineered Wood Products ()

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                                                                                                    0,1,3 points allowed

                                                                                                    6.9a Reducing Heat-Island Effect: Roofing ()

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                                                                                                      0,2 points allowed

                                                                                                      6.9b Reducing Heat-Island Effect: Paving ()

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                                                                                                        7-HEALTHY LIVING ENVIRONMENT

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                                                                                                        7.1 Composite Wood Products that Emit Low / No Formaldehyde ()

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                                                                                                          7.2 Environmentally Preferable Flooring ()

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                                                                                                            0,4 points allowed

                                                                                                            7.3 Environmentally Preferable Flooring: Alternative Sources ()

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                                                                                                              7.4a Exhaust Fans: Bathroom (New Construction and Substantial Rehab only) (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                0,6 points allowed

                                                                                                                7.4b Exhaust Fans: Bathroom (Moderate Rehab only) (Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                  7.5a Exhaust Fans: Kitchen (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                    0,6 points allowed

                                                                                                                    7.5b Exhaust Fans: Kitchen (Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                      7.6a Ventilation (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                        0,5 points allowed

                                                                                                                        7.6b Ventilation (Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                          7.7 Clothes Dryer Exhaust ()

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                                                                                                                            7.8 Combustion Equipment ()

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                                                                                                                              7.9a Mold Prevention: Water Heaters ()

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                                                                                                                                7.9b Mold Prevention: Surfaces ()

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                                                                                                                                  7.9c Mold Prevention: Tub and Shower Enclosures ()

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                                                                                                                                    7.10 Vapor Barrier Strategies (New Construction and Rehab projects with foundation work only) ()

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                                                                                                                                      7.11 Radon Mitigation (New Construction and Substantial Rehab only) (New Construction;Substantial Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                                        7.12 Water Drainage ()

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                                                                                                                                          7.13 Garage Isolation ()

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                                                                                                                                            7.14 Integrated Pest Management ()

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                                                                                                                                              7.15 Lead-Safe Work Practices (Substantial and Moderate Rehab only) (Substantial Rehab;Moderate Rehab, )

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                                                                                                                                                0,9 points allowed

                                                                                                                                                7.16 Smoke-Free Building ()

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                                                                                                                                                  8-OPERATIONS + MAINTENANCE

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                                                                                                                                                  8.1 Building Maintenance Manual (all multifamily projects) (Multi-family (less than 4);Multi-family (more than 4), )

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                                                                                                                                                    8.2 Resident's Manual ()

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                                                                                                                                                      8.3 Resident and Property Manager Orientation ()

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                                                                                                                                                        0,12 points allowed

                                                                                                                                                        8.4 Project Data Collection and Monitoring System ()

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