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									Ports and Marine Sustainability Checklist
  Select From the Following Options                             Purpose and Overview of Checklist
                                                                 There are many aspects of society that have an interest in sustainability outcomes as they relate to quality of life,
       General Policies and Practices
                                                                 quality of the environment, and smart investments that preserve both.

       Regional and Systems Planning                             Sustainability concerns will expand as societies grow and increase their appetites for development and
                                                                 consumption. As a consequence, sustainability ideas are here to stay and will likely become more important and
       Project Planning                                          more regulated over time. With that will come the expectation that all who engage in industry growth and
                                                                 consumption will be required to pay attention to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
       Detailed Design
                                                                 The Ports and Marine Sustainablity Checklist was developed to assist Ports and Marine planners and designers to
       Construction                                              incorporate sustainability in their day-to-day critical thinking and design efforts. It also provides a basis for
                                                                 opening a full-circle dialogue between policy makers, planners, designers, environmentalists, contractors and
       Operations and Maintenance                                operators that share a common desire to see sustainability outcomes.

                                                                 This checklist is organized to align with typical client organizational structure and the various phases of project
                                                                 development and execution. It contains some redundancy to cover less rigid planning and design sequences and
   Instructions:
                                                                 to facilitate top-down and bottom-up analysis and decision making.
   1. Identify Appropriate Project Phases to
                                                                 Keep in mind that the checklist is only a tool for asking and answering questions and doing so proactively. It
   Consider (Often Current Implementation Phase
                                                                 doesn't need to be followed rigidly or sequentially and it is certainly not the only way to idetntify ideas for
   and One or More Future Phases).
                                                                 discussion. Sustainability considerations can be introduced at all management and operating levels within the
                                                                 Client's organization. They can also be introduced by outside regulatory authority, community interest groups,
   2. For Each Question, Obtain Input from
                                                                 manufacturers and suppliers, contractors, individual concerned citizens, and a wide range of professions within
   Project Team on Importance of Issue (Assign
                                                                 the consulting community.
   1, 2, or 3 Under "Importance" Column).
                                                                 New ideas are welcome. The desired result of using them is to create an optimized blend of environmental
   3. Throughout Project Implementation,
                                                                 stewardship, service delivery to consumers, and development that makes sense for both the Port and the
   Monitor Progress By Indicating Whether Issues
                                                                 surrounding community. Please direct new ideas to _________________ at the Ports and Marine Technical
   Have Been Incorporated Into Process (Yes, No,
                                                                 Resource Center.
   or N/A Under "Include" Column).


PB Policy Statement on Sustainable Development
 PB is strongly committed to ensuring an environment suitable for a meaningful quality of life for future generations. Consequently, we embrace both the principles of sustainable
 development—a more careful balancing of social, environmental, and economic concerns—and its fundamental goal of development that meets the needs of the present without
 compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We will endeavor to promote these objectives through strategic initiatives integrating the principles of sustainable
 development into the processes and outcomes of our professional work.


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General Policies and Practices                                                                                  Ports and Marine Sustainability Checklist

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                                                                                 (1, 2, 3)     (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                             1 = Essential
                                                                             2 = Should Do
                                                                             3 = May Want to
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1. CLIENT POLICY TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS AND PRACTICES
  1 Does the client promote sustainable design and operations through
    its mission/vision statements, policy, and organizational structure?

  2 Does the organization investigate and apply sustainability principles
    for its consumables purchasing program?
  3 Does the client provide incentives for contractors, and consultants to
    incorporate sustainability in their products and services?

  4 Does Program and Project Planning include sustainability objectives
    and sustainability ranking critieria?
  5 Does the client actively monitor the initiatives and best management
    practices of other Ports and Community Stakeholders?

  6 Does client policy and practice align with local, City, and State
    regulations and practices promoting sustainability? [applicable areas
    include energy conservation, alternative and renewable energy
    usage, sustainable design, sustainable operations, and
    environmental stewardship]
  7 Does the client require tenants to implement best management
    practices (see Operations and Maintenance section) to govern the
    operation of its buildings and facilities?
  8 Does the client require visiting vessels to follow best management
    practices (see Operations and Maintenance section) while in port?

  9 Does the client include tenant-cost-sharing of investments in its
    Sustainability Strategy? Does this include putting enforcement and
    repayment provisions in applicable lease agreements?
 10 Does the client emphasize compliance or alignment with ISO 14001?
    [this is an international standard that specifies a process for
    controlling and improving environmental performance. Key
    components are: policy, planning, implementation and operation,
    checking and corrective action, and management review.]




2. WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS




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  1 Does the outreach to stakeholders reach inside and outside the
    client's organization to obtain input and consensus on policy,
    planning, and sustainability issues?
  2 Does the client planning process engage local, state, and federal
    stakeholders to promote partnerships, alignment, leveraging of
    resources and continuity of effort for significant projects?
  3 Are all projects planned and designed with decision making that is
    transparent and participatory?

3. ORGANIZATIONAL FOLLOW-UP

  1 Are there operational controls in place to detect and correct system
    and process performance deficiencies?
  2 Is there management oversight within operations and maintenance
    functions to assure continuous effort for sustainable processes?

  3 Do client practices include a formal management assessment and
    review of progress and performance for sustainability efforts?

  4 Does monitoring and evaluation keep pace with changes to the
    facility and the surrounding community and are adjustments made to
    continuously improve environmental stewardship and sustainability
    practices?




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Regional and Systems Planning                                                                                               Ports and Marine Sustainability Checklist

    Checklist Question                                                      Importance                Include       Comment/Action                Example/Agency
                                                                              (1, 2, 3)            (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                              1 = Essential
                                                                             2 = Should Do
                                                                        3 = May Want to Consider




1. GLOBAL PLANNING OBJECTIVES

  1 Are client objectives compatible with local, Regional, and
    National planning objectives?
  2 Does planning include being a good neighbor? [For example,
    are we protecting wetlands, drainage courses, private property
    access, public safety, surrounding neighborhoods, cultural
    assets, historical assets, and access to natural resources?]

  3 Do the sustainability objectives include an integrated intermodal
    perspective?
  4 Is the focus on sustainability both broadbased and balanced?
    [for example: are new development projects, existing site
    expansion projects, and existing site redevelopment projects all
    equally focused on sustainability?
  5 Does planning include working with business-line (for example
    fishing, containers, cold-storage, cruise, boating, barge
    transport, bulk-processing, etc.) managers to negotiate cost-
    sharing agreements, tenant BMPs, and shape leases
    accordingly?
  6 Do planning objectives include forcasting and accomodating
    what will likely change in the future? [this includes changing
    industry trends and changes in how communities are changing
    their development requirements]
  7 Does planning attempt to preserve and re-program remaining
    asset life whenever feasible?
  8 Does planning include a corporate communications component
    to assure stakeholder alignment and community support?


2. IDENTIFYING AND VERIFYING PURPOSE, NEED, AND SCOPE

  1 Have deficiencies, opportunities, and proposed projects been
    appropriately tied to environmental stewardship and the
    sustainable design approach?
  2 Have problems and opportunities been assessed and
    confirmed with all appropriate stakeholders and community
    interest groups?
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                                                                               (1, 2, 3)            (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                               1 = Essential
                                                                              2 = Should Do
                                                                         3 = May Want to Consider


  3 Have proposed project solutions, including potential mitigation
    components, been pre-confirmed with environmental specialists
    and regulatory agencies before planning and budgeting is
    complete?

3. DEVELOPING AND CHARACTERIZING ALTERNATIVES

  1 Is sustainability a required component of all viable alternatives?

  2 Is it acceptable to have phased implementation and phased
    attainment of sustainability goals?
  3 Are the sustainability benefits of capital investments contingent
    on changes to operational practices? If yes, are the operations
    changes manageable and sustainable?
  4 Do alternative strategies require Environmental Management
    Systems for assessment or enforcement?
  5 Do alternative strategies verify that funding sources and capital
    investment amounts are themselves sustainable?
  6 Are alternatives all compatible with the plans or ongoing work of
    other stakeholders?
  7 Do alternatives require partnering with other entities? [For
    example, is Federal money involved? is the State Department
    of Transportation a factor in working out the traffic nexus? Is
    money required from other entities to make the project
    financials work out?]
  8 See also paragraph 3. of Project Planning.

4. ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

  1 Do analysis and evaluation factors include meeting the
    concerns of all stakeholders?
  2 Does the analysis evaluate the degree to which alternatives
    address both current issues and future issues?
  3 Does the assessment of benefits and costs consider both near-
    term and life-cycle cost impacts and also identify the break
    even cross-over points for various investment opportunities?

  4 Does analysis evaluate whether the benefits and costs are
    distributed equitably among stakeholders?
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                                                                              1 = Essential
                                                                             2 = Should Do
                                                                        3 = May Want to Consider


  5 Does analysis evaluate all potential funding scenarios in
    determining financial feasibility?
  6 Does the analysis include sensitivity analysis and the testing of
    different assumptions and forecasts to see how outcomes
    would change?
  7 Is the presentation of information adequate in terms of marginal
    analysis and facilitating trade-offs and consensus building?

  8 See also paragraph 4. of Project Planning.

5. DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS

  1 Does the site development plan or individual project require
    companion changes in the owner's investment program or
    policy directives?
  2 Does the site development plan or individual project require
    companion changes to operations and maintenance practices
    or budgets? Is this requirement adequately assessed,
    presented and vetted during project development?



6. PLAN APPROVAL

  1 Are components of the plan (for example traffic lights and
    channelization adjustments) subject to pre-approval by outside
    entities (for example: the State Department of Transportation)?
    If yes, has that approval or coordination been adequately
    documented in the file?
  2 Is the plan approval process transparent and open to all
    interested stakeholders?
  3 Are stakeholders in alignment with the plan and is their
    concurrence documented for the file?
  4 Are there community stakeholders who can be lined up as allies
    for the client during the public hearings and public discourse
    needed to gain permit approvals?
  5 Are sustainability and environmental stewardship factors given
    appropriate weight and visibility in all planning documents?


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                                                                          (1, 2, 3)            (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                          1 = Essential
                                                                         2 = Should Do
                                                                    3 = May Want to Consider




7. MONITORING PORT DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE

  1 Do system monitoring parameters include indicators related to
    environmental stewardship and sustainability?
  2 Is there a post-completion or post-occupancy process in place
    to measure overall effectiveness of Port Improvements?

  3 Is there a post-completion LEED process to follow?




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Project Planning: Environmental Analysis/Alternatives Evaluation                                                  Ports and Marine Sustainability Checklist
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                                                                            (1, 2, 3)            (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                            1 = Essential
                                                                           2 = Should Do
                                                                      3 = May Want to Consider


1. STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS

 1 Has the Client or Planning Team identified who the outside
   stakeholders are, when it is appropriate to contact them, who
   makes the contacts, who speaks for the client, how client
   contacts are documented, and what follow-on actions are
   needed to manage stakeholder issues?
 2 Does the Planning Team include the appropriate mix of client,
   tenant, consultant, and stakeholder (both internal and external)
   representatives and has that mix been aligned with the various
   stages of planning?
 3 Does the consultant portion of the project planning team include
   all relevant disciplines?
 4 Has the team developed an appropriate protocol related to
   communications and decision-making?
 5 Has the team been fully briefed on all related planning issues
   and mandates coming from the Client?
 6 Has the team fully discussed the timeframe for work, the role of
   each team member, and the commitments needed to achieve
   the desired planning outcomes?
 7 Has the team engaged environmental specialists and regulators
   to align project planning with permitting requirements?


2. CONFIRMATION OF SUSTAINABILITY-RELATED PURPOSE AND NEED STATEMENTS

 1 Has the sustainability (social, economic, and environmental)
   requirement been included in any relevant documents that state
   project purpose, need and scope?
 2 Has the full range of sustainability concerns received from the
   Client captured the previously stated needs of relevant
   stakeholders?
 3 Have the sustainability objectives been recently confirmed
   against industry trends and community planning requirements?

 4 Have the sustainability objectives been recently confirmed
   against the Client's most recent mission, vision, and policy
   statements?
 5 Has sustainability development been included and fully
   described in the formal scope or statement of work for the
   consultant contract?
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                                                                        3 = May Want to Consider


3. CONFIRMATION OF ALTERNATIVES
    Do the alternatives:
  1 Satisfy the basic requirements of the purpose, need, and scope
    statements?
  2 Focus on development that is state of the art and consistent
    with community development initiatives?
  3 Include multimodal and intermodal opportunities?
  4 Include conceptual layouts that are consistent with zoning
    requirements, property lines, right-of-ways, easements,
    topographical surveys, and available basemaps?
  5 Include demand management, supporting operational changes,
    and follow-on evaluation of impact and improvement?

 6 Consider life-cycle costs and benefits for both the client and the
   Public?
 7 Minimize adverse impacts to undeveloped lands or historic and
   cultural resources?
 8 Minimize adverse impacts to the natural, built, and human
   environments?
 9 Include opportunities for preservation, restoration, and
   enhancement where appropriate?
10 Provide continuity of development between the site and
   adjacent properties and communities?
11 Avoid disproportionate impact on selected stakeholders?
12 Consider regional and local land use plans?
13 Include strategies to maximize public access, safety, and
   enjoyment of the site where applicable?

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA
    Do the criteria contain weighting factors to consider each
    of the following sustainability components:
  1 Resource conservation (natural environment, habitat, and
    ecosystem impacts)?
  2 Environmental protection (environmental quality and health)?
  3 Community, social and economic impacts?
  4 Stakeholder involvement and endorsement?
  5 Public safety?
  6 Consistency with local and regional land use policies and
    development initiatives?

 5. PLANNING ATTENTION TO REGULATORY COMPLIANCE FACTORS
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     Water Quality and Stormwater Management
 1   Are there planned improvements to the quality of stormwater
     runoff entering receiving bodies of water?
 2   Will the development minimize the potential for hazardous
     spills and waste discharges to the water?
 3   Have all alternatives to the diversion of natural water flows been
     fully evaluated?
 4   Are there opportunities to enhance wetlands or other habitats?

 5 Have the impacts of drainage adjustments (flow and volume) to
   downstream and off-site receiving areas been fully analyzed
   and mitigated? Has the analysis considered hydrology of
   affected soils, erosion and sedimentation control, and the
   potential for flooding both during and after construction?

 6 Does the project impact underground aquifers? If yes, has
   baseline data for water quality, flow rates, water levels, and
   water users been established? Does the project offer
   opportunities for aquifer clean-up, recharge, or general
   preservation?

   Noise:
 1 Have all functionally acceptable design alternatives been
   evaluated for the potential to reduce or eliminate adverse noise
   impacts?
 2 Will unavoidable impacts to sensitive receptors in the project
   vicinity be mitigated?
 3 Have noise mitigation measures (barriers, berms, receptor
   improvements, and landscaping) been evaluated for
   effectiveness, cost and sustainability?

   Air:
 1 Have all functionally acceptable alternatives been evaluated for
   the potential to reduce or eliminate adverse air quality impacts?

 2 Will uavoidable impacts to sensitive receptors in the project
   vicinity be mitigated?
 3 Can vegetation be used to create a buffer zone and absorb
   pollutants?




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                                                                                  2 = Should Do
                                                                             3 = May Want to Consider
  4 Does the site layout contain sufficient flexibility to allow efficient
    maintenance and repair activity while minimizing adverse
    impacts to traffic, energy efficiency, air pollution, safety, and
    security?
  5 Does the site layout facilitate reduced congestion, shorter
    transit times, reduced queing, more efficient cargo handling and
    processing, streamlined security checks?

    Biological Resources:
  1 Have all functionally acceptable alternatives been evaluated for
    the potential to reduce or eliminate adverse biological impacts?

  2 Are there any wildlife linkage areas to be addressed?
  3 If wildlife access or transit has been disrupted, have provisions
    been made for wildlife to complete their journey by other
    means, ie. signage to allow crossing of roads safely,
    underpasses, culverts, "green bridges", eco-ducts, tunnels,
    etc.)?

    Visual Impacts, Aesthetics
  1 Are aesthetics being addressed/improved through a context
    sensitive design approach?
  2 Where appropriate and possible, do buildings and structures
    either reflect or fit in with the character of adjacent
    communities?
  3 Does signage, fencing, lighting, and landscaping in visually
    connected areas fit in with the character of adjacent properties
    and communities?


6. DOCUMENTATION AND PRESENTATION OF INFORMATION
  1 Has the analysis of all available and relevant information been
    thorough and objective?
  2 Has the analysis been fully coordinated with, and reconciled
    with, past studies and reference materials?
  3 Has the presentation of study results been unbiased and fully
    transparent to the client?


7. SELECTION OF PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE
   In choosing the preferred alternative:


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 1 Has the study process included full disclosure to, and
   involvement by, the public?
 2 Have the participating agencies/organizations been afforded
   adequate and balanced opportunity to engage and deliberate
   on presented information? Have they worked collaboratively in
   an attempt to reach consensus?

8. OTHER

 1 Does the site layout contain sufficient flexibility to allow efficient
   maintenance and repair activity while minimizing adverse
   impacts to traffic, energy efficiency, air pollution, safety, and
   security?
 2 Has the preferred alternative been reviewed by construction
   and maintenance engineers or consulting contractors for global
   constructability and maintainability issues?
 3 Has planning considered the coordination and cost-sharing
   implications of any concurrent, interrelated, or potentially
   redundant development efforts of outside agencies and
   communities?
 4 Have the project demands for energy (including source type)
   been fully evaluated in terms of available supplier capacity and
   compatibility (sustainability) with regional community
   development and environmental regulations?
 5 Can the surrounding community (for example utility service
   providers) make the necessary infrastructure and equipment
   changes on a schedule that is compatible with the preferred
   alternative?




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1. DESIGN AND PLANNING ALIGNMENT

   1 Has a whole life cost approach to the design, construction,
     operation and maintenance and replacement been followed?
   2 Does the design comply with all commitments made during the
     project planning phase, including mitigation requirements and
     permitting conditions?
   3 Will members of the planning team be involved in supporting the
     design phase?
   4 Do SEPA/NEPA and JARPA Documents, and Biological
     Assessments and Evaluations capture and fully describe all
     intended sustainable design features?
   5 Is the design targeting LEED accreditation? If yes, see paragraphs
     14 and 15 below.

2. OVERALL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONTEXT AND FEATURES

  1 Does the design protect local plant and animal communities?
  2 Are landscaped areas connected wherever possible to promote
    contiguous networks for natural systems?
  3 Does the design restore any previously disturbed ecosystems?
  4 Does the design take advantage of the self-maintaining potential of
    selected ecosystems?
  5 Does the design emphasize energy conservation, recycling, low-
    impact development, and resource preservation features?
  6 Does the landscaping include interpretive, educational, and cultural
    awareness displays to enhance the visitor experience?
  7 Does the design take advantage of passive energy (solar, wind,
    water) technologies when applicable?
  8 Does the design minimize the potential for hazardous or destructive
    wastes to be discharged into the environment?
  9 Does the design incorporate indigenous materials into building
    structures and native plants into landscaping?
 10 Does the density of development consider the impacts on the
    amounts of disturbed or interconnected ecosystems.
 11 Does the design reduce waste and facilitate efficient installation by
    using pre-fabricated and pre-engineered components using
    standard manufactured sizes?

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                                                                                  (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)

                                                                                 1 = Essential
                                                                                2 = Should Do
                                                                           3 = May Want to Consider
 12 Does the design exclude the use of unsustainable materials
    (example imported timber or non-replaceable quarry materials)
 13 Does the design specifiy non-toxic and durable materials and life-
    extending construction methods (for example rot-resistant wood or
    construction methods that avoid the need for preservatives)?

 14 Does the design optimize the use of metering to detect leaks and
    help to monitor/manage consumption rates?
 15 Has the design explored innovative and renewable technology?
    Energy examples include: co-generation, thermal massing, night-
    sky radiant cooling, tri-generation with adsorption chillers,
    geothermal heating/cooling, water evaporation cooling, and
    passive solar heating in combination with daylighting.
 16 Does the site design minimize the potential for soil erosion,
    drainage intrusion, and uncontained chemical spills near fragile
    marine and wetland ecosytems?
 17 Does the site design maximize the views, sounds, noises and
    odors of nature and utilize buffering and separation to minimize the
    same elements for the working part of the site?
 18 Does the design optimize public and pedestrian access to adjacent
    recreation, resource, and waterfront areas?
 19 Does the design minimize disruption to traditional agricultural,
    fishing, and hunting activities on or near the site?
 20 Does the design optimize the nexus to goods and services from
    outside communities?
 21 When applicable, do the design access features emphasize the
    views and landscaping features enroute to the site and do they
    provide a sense of arrival at destination?
 22 Does the design of site access emphasize the appropriate balance,
    controls and separation for pedestrian, transit systems, private
    vehicles, boats, aircraft, and commercial/industrial vehicles and
    equipment?
 23 Does the roadway design minimize the need for cuts and fills and
    soil disturbance?
 24 Are disturbed areas appropriately stabilized during and after
    construction?
 25 Does the paving design consider pervious pavements and usage of
    recycled materials for surfacing?

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                                                                                    1 = Essential
                                                                                   2 = Should Do
                                                                              3 = May Want to Consider
 26 Has the design considered recycling of construction waste in the
    surrounding community?
 27 Do utility system layouts minimize disruption to natural
    ecosystems?
 28 Does the lighting design limit glare and energy use, and is it
    appropriately configured (height, direction, location) to optimize site
    safety and productivity while minimizing the adverse impacts on the
    surrounding community?
 29 Has consideration been given to automating operations that
    promote efficiency and safety and possibly reduce the demand for
    lighting?
 30 Does the site drainage system emphasize low-impact development
    and preservation of natural drainage features and hydrology? Is
    the low-impact design being made part of the educational feature
    of the site?
 31 Does the irrigation system supplement natural drainage infiltration
    with captured and redirected rain-water, recycled gray water, or
    treated effluent where applicable?
 32 Was consideration given to creating a temporary versus permanent
    irrigation system when it is dependent on potable water?

 33 Does the overall site design optimize adaptive use of the natural
    environment? For example, does the design capitalize on the
    value of existing trees, land formations, buffer areas, vegetation
    areas, and natural topography in: the placement of facilities, the
    preservation of natural ecosystems, utilization of natural energy
    sources, and the preservation of access to the natural
    environment?
 34 Does the design foster awareness about archeological, historical
    and cultural features of the site?
 35 Does the design require construction monitoring to assure minimal
    disruption and degradation of sensitive or protected resources?

 36 Does the proposed project fit the outside non-industrial community
    context in terms of visual aesthetics and noise levels?




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Detailed Design                                                                                                                    Ports and Marine Sustainability Checklist
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                                                                                      (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)

                                                                                     1 = Essential
                                                                                    2 = Should Do
                                                                               3 = May Want to Consider
 37 Does the traffic nexus between the developed facility and the
    outside community reflect consideration and consensus on
    measures to address congestion, vehicle and pedestrian safety,
    ease of access/egress, impacts on established travel routes, and
    impacts on nearby land use?


3. TRAFFIC COMPONENTS

   1 Have right-of-way issues been fully documented and
     accomodated?
   2 Has the design been reviewed by Department of Transportation
     authorities where applicable? [For example; channelization plans,
     deviations, right-of-way limits, sundry site plans, inspection
     requirements]
   2 Does the design accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists with
     dedicated safe and secure access, lighting, and way-finding
     signage?
   3 Does the design accommodate public transit for commuters and
     visitors?
   4 Does the design accommodate safe and secure access and
     parking for workers, visiting public and emergency responders?
   5 Does the design provide appropriate accomodation (access,
     egress, safety, security, separation, staging, and processing) of
     commercial traffic?

4. SITE ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

   1 Have special Universal Design provisions been provided for special
     case users (e.g., elderly, vision or hearing impaired, non-
     ambulatory, etc.)?
   2 Has access by emergency service responders been adequately
     accomodated both during and after construction?
   3 Does the project incorporate either on-site or nearby off-site safe
     and dedicated public transport interfaces (e.g., sidewalks, turnouts,
     shelters, park-and-ride facilities, lighting, etc.)?
   4 Have any special access requirements by local
     schools/hospitals/facilities in vicinity of the project been considered
     in the design?
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                                                                            3 = May Want to Consider
   5 Does the site accommodate safe refuge and emergency/security
     evacuation and assembly requirements?

5. VISUAL IMPACTS AND AESTHETICS COMPONENTS

   1 Does the design enhance or preserve attractive views of the
     natural and built environments wherever possible?
   2 Does the design minimize fragmentation of both built and natural
     environments?
   3 Are the Architecural and Landscaping designs being fully
     coordinated with respect to joint impacts on visual and aesthetic
     elements?
   4 Does the street furniture (e.g., lighting, signs, safety barriers,
     structures, noise barriers) fit in with the general character of the
     surrounding environment both on and off the site?
   5 Does the aesthetic solution for new development work include both
     the preservation of natural site features and the potential for
     restorative enhancement of previously constructed structures?

   6 Have opportunities for public art been included?
   7 Has lighting been carefully planned, in terms of safety
     requirements for motorists and pedestrians, life cycle energy
     requirements, and impacts to adjacent land uses (e.g., light
     pollution in rural environments)?

6. WATER QUALITY AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

   1 Have sustainable drainage design principles been followed for all
     aspects of design?
   2 Does the design comply with relevant State and Federal
     regulations and local permitting requirements?
   3 Has the design been staged to develop timely permit applications?

   4 Have the construction monitoring and reporting requirements been
     identified and incorporated?
   5 Have both General Operating Permit and Construction Stormwater
     Permit requirements been fully reviewed and planned for?



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                                                                              3 = May Want to Consider
7. BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

   1 Have wildlife crossings been placed in strategic locations (e.g.,
     near stream corridors for carnivores, away from natural predators
     to facilitate their use?
   2 Have measures been taken to limit human activity near sensitive
     areas including dedicated wildlife areas or crossings?

8. LANDSCAPING

   1 Has a landscape strategy been developed to create harmony with
     natural resources, improve the visual appearance of access and
     egress roads and the site itself, and provide visual screening for
     adjacent land users?
   2 Has the landscape strategy considered habitat issues, including
     safety of travelers and protection of species?
   3 Does the landscaping incorporate the use of native species
     resilient for the site environment, while avoiding the use of invasive
     species?
   4 Does the landscape strategy promote the use of self-sustaining
     vegetation to minimize maintenance needs (e.g., minimize need for
     fertilizers or herbicides)?
   5 Can engineer-amended-soils (i.e. reinforced earth using
     geogrids/geotextiles) or chemically modified soils (i.e. cement or
     lime stabilization) be used rather than importing soil (to reduce
     transportation costs/energy, etc.)?

9. MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS

   1 Are materials selections coordinated with LEED Goals and are
     submittals requirements aligned with LEED documentation
     requirements?
   2 Do materials specifications make optimal use of locally available
     manufactured, recycled, and natural materials?
   3 Does the sustainability assessment for specified materials and
     equipment components extend from initial manufacture to end-of-
     life disposal and/or re-use?


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                                                                                  1 = Essential
                                                                                 2 = Should Do
                                                                            3 = May Want to Consider
   4 Do the pavement surface choices consider the appropriate balance
     of serviceability, drainage infiltration, and pollution management
     features?
   5 Do the structures and stormwater designs give appropriate
     consideration to the potential for reinforcement or amendment of
     existing soils?

10. UTILITIES

   1 Have the pros and cons of utility corridors, casings, and buried
     versus above-ground utilities been evaluated in connection with
     maintenance, replacement, and expansion activities and the
     potential disruptions to ongoing operations?
   2 Have designs considered alternative routing/redundancy and the
     balance between current and future capacity when sizing and siting
     utilities?
   3 Have provisions to provide accurate utility surveys and as-builting
     been factored into creating sustainable safe access and
     sustainable service delivery during construction and follow-on
     operations?
   4 Does the site layout consider all required utilities easements,
     access requirements and the potential for operations disruptions?

   5 Has consideration been given to ease of service access for utility
     companies and maintenance staff with minimum disruption to
     ongoing operations?
   6 Have recycling and safe disposal options been identified for all
     demolished or removed components containing potential
     contaminants?

11. GEOTECHNICAL CONDITIONS

   1 Are there any unique or challenging geological features that would
     adversely affect or be adversely affected by the project? If so, are
     mitigation or design strategies identified and incorporated into the
     project?




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                                                                                  1 = Essential
                                                                                 2 = Should Do
                                                                            3 = May Want to Consider
   2 Has the project area been explored for existing hazardous
     materials? If so, does the design include removal or remediation of
     contaminated ground or underground storage tanks, as necessary?

   3 Have the use of geotextiles, vegetative treatments and reinforced
     earth been considered in place of constructing hard structures?

   4 Have borings, infiltration test-pits, and piezometers been installed
     to verify soil, drainage, and water-table parameters?

12. OFF-SHORE REQUIREMENTS

   1 Have hydrographic surveys been performed to inform proper
     design of vessel berths, access channels, and turning basins?
   2 Have borings been performed to verify in-water soil conditions?
   3 Have sedimentation samples been taken to confirm dredge spoil
     disposal options?
   4 Have Coastal Evaluations of wave action, currents, sediment
     movements, and natural and vessel-caused scour been evaluated
     to determine the requirements for breakwaters, revetments, turning
     basins, dredging, and under-pier protection?

  5 Has a test-pile program been prescribed to verify construction
    stage pile driving requirements?
  6 Have SEPA/NEPA documents been created to address
    environmental impacts during and after construction?
  7 Have biological assessments and evaluations been performed to
    address State and Federal concerns about marine habitat and
    construction methodology?
  8 Have JARPA Documents been created to address USCOE
    concerns about dredging, reclamation, and navigation?
  9 Has an under-dock (for existing piers or wharfs) diving survey been
    conducted to verify project clean-up and construction
    requirements?
 10 Have silt curtains, rat slabs, containment booms, bubble-curtains
    etc. been prescribed to control erosion, pollution, and habit-
    disturbance mitigation requirements?



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                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider


13. DETAILED CONSTRUCTABILITY CHECK

   1 Has a construction engineer provided input to the design?
   2 Has competant outside authority (including interested non-
     regulatory stakeholders) provided input relative to community and
     environmental constraints governing construction?
   3 Do approved construction plans maintain the viability of adjacent
     site and off-site activities/operations?
   4 Will construction activity maintain continuous safety for the
     workforce and the public?
   5 Have coordination efforts, public notifications, publicized
     schedules, and all long and short-term mitigation strategies been
     worked out in advance of design and construction?
   6 Have the mitigations associated with all construction impacts
     (noise, vibration, dust, disruptions to commerce and traffic, etc)
     been put in place before, or been scheduled for implementation at
     the front-end of, construction?
   7 Have demolition plans, haul-out routes, transport safeguards,
     worker safety precautions, and coordination with approved disposal
     sites been organized, documented, and approved prior to the start
     construction?
   8 Have all permitting requirements been fully incorporated in design
     and construction documents?
   9 Have all project controls (submittal requirements, site monitoring
     protocols) needed to enforce permitting and LEED environmental
     practices and documentation been made part of the construction
     approval and execution process?


14. SITE DESIGN TARGETING LEED CREDITS

   1 Has an attempt been made to avoid development on a site that is: active
     farmland, lower than 5 feet above the 100-year flood level, habitat for
     endangered species, within 100' of any wetlands, former public park land,
     within 50' of any sea, lake, river, stream or tributary that could support
     fish, recreation or shoreline-compatible industrial use.



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                                                                                           1 = Essential
                                                                                          2 = Should Do
                                                                                     3 = May Want to Consider
   2 Has preference been provided for developing sites or portions of sites
     that do not include sensitive site elements and restrictive land types?

   3 For redevelopment of previously developed land, has an attempt been
     made to restore or protect at least 50% of the site with native or adapted
     vegetation?
   4 Has consideration been given to selecting a site within 1/2 mile of an
     existing or planned commuter rail or light rail station or 1/4 mile of one or
     more commuter or campus bus stops? Has consideration been given to
     providing bicycle racks/storage within 200' of occupied buildings?

   5 Has consideration been given to setting aside preferred parking for fuel-
     efficient, low emission vehicles and carpools and vanpools? Has
     consideration been given to providing on-site alternative-fuel refueling
     stations?
   6 For development on greenfield sites, has consideration been given to
     limiting ground disturbance around new construction elements? Note:
     See LEED guidance for suggested minimums.
   7 Has an effort been made to foster biodiversity by providing a high ratio of
     open space to developed footprint? Note: See LEED guidance for
     suggested ratios.
   8 Has an effort been made to limit the disruption of natural water hydrology
     by reducing or disconnecting impervious surfaces, recycling rainwater for
     irrigation and building uses, and preserving or increasing natural
     infiltration through the use of vegetated roofs, pervious pavements and
     pavers, and vegetated swales?
   9 Has an effort been made to reduce the pollution of receiving water bodies
     through the use of Low Impact Development (constructed wetlands,
     vegetated filters, open channels, rain gardens, rainwater recycling,
     pervious pavements)?
  10 Has an effort been made to reduce the heat island effect for hardscape
     and roofing by implementing such items as shading, high-solar-
     reflectance materials, open grid paving, and vegetated roofs?
  11 Has an effort been made to reduce artificial-lighting-pollution for outside
     spaces? Note: See LEED Guidance for recommendations on various
     Lighting Zones.
  12 Has landscaping been designed to reduce or eliminate the demand for
     potable water irrigation through the use of captured rainwater, recycled
     wastewater, recycled greywater, native or adapted plants, and natural
     surface and subsurface water flow?


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                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
  13 Has consideration been given to reducing the use of potable water and
     thereby reducing sewage discharge through use of water conserving
     fixtures and recycled rainwater and greywater? Has consideration been
     given to implementing on-site tertiary treatment of waste?

  14 Has consideration been given to utilizing Green Power in the form of grid-
     source renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal,
     biomass, and low-impact hydro?
  15 Has consideration been given to establishing on-site recycling areas for
     glass, paper, plastic, cardboard, and organic wastes in order to minimize
     off-site transport to waste landfills?

15. BUILDING DESIGN TARGETING LEED CREDITS

   1 Does the design meet LEED 20-30% potable-water-use reductions
     targets for building fixtures?
   2 Does the design meet LEED Commissioning Requirements for Building
     Systems?
   3 Does the design meet LEED prescriptive and performance requirements
     for the energy performance of HVAC, lighting, building envelope, and
     other power-consuming systems?
   4 Does the design phase-out the use of CFC refrigerants in existing
     systems and exclude their use in new designs?
   5 Does the whole building energy performance improvement for a new
     building fall in the range between 10.5 and 42% of 2004 performance
     levels as documented by modeling/simulation?
   6 Does the whole building energy performance improvement for a
     renovated building fall in the range between 3.5 and 35% of 2004
     performance levels as documented by modeling/simulation?
   7 Does the design deploy solar, wind, geothermal, low-impact hydro,
     biomass or bio-gas strategies to achieve between 2.5 and 12.5%
     renewable energy usage?
   8 Does the design require implementation of a post-construction
     measurement and verification protocol to assure sustained energy
     performance levels?
   9 Has consideration been given to re-using an existing building structure or
     some of its interior non-structural components as it is renovated and/or
     reprogrammed for another use?




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                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
  10 For building construction projects, has an effort been made to re-direct a
     percentage of non-hazardous trash and demolition debris from disposal
     to recycling? Note: typical candidates include carboard, metal, brick,
     acoustical tile, concrete, plastic, wood, glass, gypsum wallboard, carpet
     and insulation. .
  11 Does the design call for the use of re-cycled building products that
     reduce the impact of extraction and processing from virgin materials?

  12 Does the design include a preference for the use of products and building
     materials produced (harvested, extracted, recovered and manufactured)
     within 500 miles of the project site?
  13 Does the design call for the use of rapidly-renewable products and
     materials made from plants that are harvested within 10 years of
     seeding? .
  14 Does the design require the use of FSC Certified wood materials?
  15 Does the design meet the minimum indoor-air-quality requirements of the
     ASHRAE 2004 standard?
  16 Does the design include indoor-air-quality controls for the
     construction/renovation process?
  17 Does the design provide indoor chemical and pollutant source control?

  18 Does the design prescribe use of low emitting materials for adhesives
     and sealants, paints and coatings, carpet systems, and composite wood
     and agrifiber products?
  19 Does the design include a high degree of occupant controls for lighting
     systems?
  20 Does the design provide for a high level of thermal comfort system
     control by occupants?
  21 Does the design/management process provide for post-occupancy
     surveys to verify system performance over time?
  22 Does the design provide for optimal occupant access to daylighting and
     views?
  23 Did the design effort incorporate the services of a LEED-accredited
     professional?
  24 Does the design incorporate any innovative design strategies providing
     unique or higher-than-required performance that is both quantifiable and
     beneficial to the environment and/or human health?




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                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
1. OVERALL CONSTRUCTION


     1 Do the plans and specifications indicate that the agency places
       a high priority upon sustainable construction practices?
     2 Are there provisions that reward the contractor for ideas that
       improve the sustainability characteristics of the project?
     3 Is there a plan for proactive communication with stakeholders in
       regards to construction activities and schedules?

     4 Do specifications require that construction days and hours are
       sensitive to environmental and community factors?
     5 Were construction managers or contractors able to advise
       designers on plans & specifications that could reduce impacts
       as well as costs before design was finalized? Do they have
       similar opportunities for value engineering proposals during
       construction?
     6 Does the project require that a construction waste
       management plan be developed to manage debris according to
       environmentally sensitive, sustainable practices?

     7 Does the project require that a construction management plan
       be developed to maximize the recycling and reuse of high-value
       or easily reusable demolition materials?
     8 Has the affected area been inspected and controlled to ensure
       protection of sensitive sites during construction?
     9 Are there specifications, required submittals, and construction
       compliance protocols for dust, particulate matter, noise,
       emissions, and odor control? Are they confirmed to be
       consistent with regulatory requirements and good practice?

    10 Do statutes, regulations and construction specifications
       adequately address erosion and sediment control, including a
       means to monitor this?
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                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
    11 Are there requirements or incentives for contractors to train and
       hire low income or disadvantaged workers?
    12 Are there opportunities or incentives to hire contractors that
       follow "green" construction practices?
    13 Has the contractor developed adequate QA/QC to ensure
       protection of environmental and community resources?
    14 Has a protocol been established for the construction area in the
       event of a discovery of historic or cultural artifacts?
    15 Does the contract include provisions for the additional costs, if
       any, of recycling or the use of green materials?

2. CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING AND PHASING

     1 Are ground disturbing activities scheduled during periods of low
       precipitation?
     2 Is grading completed as soon as its begun? Is grading covered
       with vegetation as quickly as possible?
     3 Are construction activities timed to minimize impacts to
       sensitive animal habitats (both ashore and in the water)?
     4 Are construction activities timed to minimize impacts to local
       communities?
     5 Has "Accelerated Construction" been considered to minimize
       community, environmental, or user impacts?
     6 Is phasing and scheduling coordinated with the work of other
       contractors, the work of adjacent communities, and the
       constraints related to ongoing operations?

3. SITE PREPARATION

     1 Has the construction and staging area been optimized for size
       and location?



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                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
     2 Has construction fencing or flagging been installed to protect
       the work zone from encroaching upon sensitive areas near the
       construction site?
     3 Have adjacent or nearby wetlands and riparian zones been
       demarcated with fencing?
     4 Have buffer zones been created around adjacent streams or
       wetland areas?

4. CONSTRUCTION IN WETLAND ENVIRONMENTS

     1 Has travel on or through wetlands and water bodies been
       minimized?
     2 Are crossings of the waterbody or wetland restricted to a single
       location?
     3 Have construction ditches been maintained to drain away from
       a wetland or waterbody?
     4 Are work activities timed to coincide with low water or during
       frozen conditions?
     5 Has vegetation surrounding streambanks and adjacent to
       wetland areas been preserved?
     6 Has construction been managed to minimize impacts on
       wetland wildlife habitats?
     7 Have considerations been made to minimize the risk of spillage
       of fuel into waterways? Is there an emergency plan to address
       spillage of hazardous materials into waterways?

5. EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL

     1 Has soil exposure been minimized through creation of the
       smallest practicable work zone, including the minimization of
       clearing and grading?



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                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
     2 Are there specifications, submittals and construction protocols
       to prevent soil loss from stormwater runoff and wind erosion
       and prevent sedimentation from entering storm sewers or
       receiving bodies of water?
     3 Is there an oversite monitoring, measuring, and reporting plan
       to assure that contractor implementation of erosion and
       sediment control measures (silt fences, berms, covered
       stockpiles, catch basin filters, settling ponds, temp treatment
       facilities, etc. ) is continuous and effective?
     4 Are active stockpiles graded in a manner where they will drain
       away water without leading to off site erosion? Are stockpiles
       rolled prior to inclement weather to seal the water out of the
       stockpile?
     5 Have soil stabilizers or seeding methods been used to cover
       inactive stockpiles?
     6 Is natural vegetative cover in the construction area preserved to
       the maximum extent possible?
     7 Has runoff been diverted from exposed and unstable soils?
     8 Are non-toxic water soluble foams used to cover exposed
       organic debris?
     9 Are sediment traps, check dams, sandbag barriers or rock
       berms used to intercept sediment from local waterways and
       waterbodies?
    10 Do specifications include wheel-wash stations at construction
       ingress/egress areas?
    11 Are there specifications to encourage contouring?
    12 Are there specifications for topsoil preservation?
    13 Are there specifications for establishing vegetation in areas not
       slated for landscaping?
    14 Are there regular and after-hour controls and communications
       protocols in place to allow adequate response to unusual storm-
       events, security breaches, vandalism, terrorist attacks or other
       natural disasters affecting TESC Measures?

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                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.


6. FLUID, FUEL AND WASHWATER CONTROLS

     1 Are vehicle cleaning procedures in line with sediment control
       measures?
     2 Do vehicle cleaning or maintenance measures minimize the
       use of solvents?
     3 If vehicles can leave the site, are they cleaned before entering
       public roads (preferential)?
     4 Does onsite fueling occur only when necessary?
     5 Are vehicles and equipment inspected regularly for leaks?
     6 Are spill kits available on equipment?
     7 Does onsite maintenance for vehicles and equipment occur
       only when necessary?
     8 When maintenance occurs onsite, are vehicles and equipment
       located in a protected maintenance area with appropriate drip
       pans, absorbent pads, plastic sheeting to avoid the migration of
       spills forf used oils, fluids, lubricants and other materials?

     9 Are used oils, fluids, lubricants and other materials recycled or
       disposed of properly?

7. AIR QUALITY CONTROL

     1 Have the contractor's Dust/Emission and Odor Control Plans
       been reviewed to ensure compliance with specifications and
       permit provisions?
     2 Do specifications indicate limiting of the idle time for diesel
       engines when not in operation?
     3 Do the plans establish staging zones for waiting trucks to keep
       them away from sensitive areas?
     4 Is electrical equipment substituted for diesel equipment
       whenever practical?

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        Checklist Question                                                                                                    Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                       Importance               Include
                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
     5 Are there measures in place to encourage the reduction of
       idling time?
     6 Are hybrid vehicles utilized as much as possible?
     7 Do the specs require diesel equipment to be retrofitted with
       diesel-oxidation-catylysts whenever possible/practical?
     8 Are the cleanest-burning fuels used for vehicles and
       equipment?
     9 Do specifications include the USE of a wet spray power vacuum
       street sweeper at paved roadways?
    10 Have water sprinklers been specified for demolition operations?

    11 Have requirements to minimize drop free heights of excavated
       materials been specified?
    12 Has a wind screen fabric or solid wood barrier been specified
       around the perimeter of the construction site?
    13 Are there practices in place to minimize emissions during Hot
       Mix Asphalt Construction?
    14 Is traffic paint low in Volatile Organic Compounds used?

8. NOISE

     1 Are there measures in place that mitigate the impacts of
       blasting?
     2 Is the community notified about the timing of high-noise
       procedures?
     3 Do the specifications require compliance with local ordinance
       noise levels?
     4 Is noise control incorporated into all phases of construction?
     5 Are construction vehicle/equipment noise levels monitored? Is
       it a requirement of any permits or agreements?
     6 Are timing restrictions in place for noisy activities (including
       night-time restrictions)?

9. MATERIALS USE, STORAGE & CONTAINMENT

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        Checklist Question                                                                                                    Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                       Importance               Include
                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.


     1 Do the specifications prescribe the use of non-hazardous
       materials wherever possible during construction?
     2 Are chemicals, cements, solvents, paints or other potential
       pollutants stored in isolated, protected areas within the work
       site?
     3 Are there provisions to post material data sheets on site?
     4 Are there provisions to submit a Spill Prevention Control and
       Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan and establish on-site
       containment facilities to store/stage "hazardous or potential
       contaminant" materials during construction?
     5 Is there an emphasis on using non-toxic, recycled building
       materials where applicable?
     6 Are there provisions to contain fueling and maintenance spills
       and prevent them from mixing with surface runoff or otherwise
       flow into the stormwater system?
     7 Are there provisions to prevent stormwater runoff from newly
       poured concrete surfaces from entering the stormwater
       system?

10. DEMOLITION, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL

     1 Are there provisions or incentives to minimize the amount of
       landfill waste generated by demolition and new construction?

     2 Are there provisions to require off-site recycling or on-site re-
       use of demolition deconstruction materials?
     3 Are there provisions to require off-site salvage or on-site re-use
       of portions of the existing vegetation that is removed?
     4 Has a construction waste management plan been developed to
       ensure that hazardous materials are properly identified,
       segregated and transported to an acceptable disposal facility?


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        Checklist Question                                                                                                    Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                       Importance               Include
                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
     5 Have the demolition haul-out route and protocols for transport
       through the community been worked out in advance?

     6 Are there provisions requiring on-site litter management during
       construction and transport litter management to prevent spills
       between the site and the landfill or recycling facilities?

     7 Does the traffic management plan include controls (flaggers,
       signs, hours of operation) for safe access/egress between the
       site and the community for demolition vehicles?
     8 Has construction storage and staging space been designated to
       segregate and monitor separate waste streams (recycling, re-
       use, landfill disposals, hazmat disposals)?

     9 Has consideration been given to on-site grinding to facilitate
       materials re-use?
    10 Are there LEED documentation requirements for construction
       waste management and recycling activities?

11. INCENTIVES AND PENALTIES

     1 Does the contract provide authority to identify and propose
       green opportunities during construction (examples might be: on
       or off-site salvage or re-use of construction materials among
       subcontractors or other contractors, or the re-use of pavement
       base course that can be moved from one location to another on
       the site)
     2 Are there incentives to minimize the amount of landfill waste
       generated by demolition and new construction?
     3 Have incentives for exceeding LEED environmental threshold
       requirements been incorporated into the contract?
     4 Have disincentives or fines for violations been incorporated into
       the contract?

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        Checklist Question                                                                                                    Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                       Importance               Include
                                                                                         (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                                        1 = Essential
                                                                                       2 = Should Do
                                                                                  3 = May Want to Consider
Note: For clarity and convenience, the checklist organizes activities according to the phase under which
they are implemented. Construction practices are included in a separate section though in practice most
of these measures must be planned and specified in the design phase. Furthermore, the construction
practices that are adopted must also be included in the plans and specifications that are built into any
contract.
12. INSPECTION AND QA/QC

     1 Is a system in place to verify the use of "green" construction
       materials as required in specifications?
     2 Have inspectors been trained in green construction
       specifications and methods?
     3 Does the construction management team have access to
       sustainability expertise?
     4 Have procedures for enforcing the implementation of mitigation
       measures and compliance with green specifications been
       determined?
     5 Is a system in place to assist the contractor in being aware of
       and selecting appropriate green operational practices?




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    Checklist Question                                                    Importance               Include       Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                            (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                           1 = Essential
                                                                          2 = Should Do
                                                                     3 = May Want to Consider


1. OVERALL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

  1 Are energy and water use being monitored with the goal of
    conservation in mind?
  2 Where there is a community-nexus, are comparable service
    levels provided to disadvantaged populations?
  3 Do operations plans and systems, such as an Environmental
    Management System (EMS), explicitly consider the natural,
    community, and built environments; and are mitigation features
    requiring maintenance included?
  4 Are maintenance activities driven by a "whole life" asset
    management approach that conserves resources by practicing
    preventative maintenance, allocating funds to highest needs,
    and optimizing the mix of maintenance, repair, and
    rehabilitation?
  5 Does the agency have guidelines and standards that address
    sustainable methods relating to operations and maintenance?

  6 Has the scheduled maintenance of unique green technologies
    used in the project been incorporated into the overall
    maintenance plan and applicable budgets?
  7 Are recycling and the use of proven recycled materials
    practiced routinely?

2. TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

  1 Is routine site congestion and traffic flow being monitored in
    and around construction areas during and outside construction
    periods?
  2 Are site security impacts on traffic flow being monitored and
    adjusted as needed?
  3 Is roadway and working area site-safety monitored and are
    emergency responder access routes kept clear at all times?
  4 Is pedestrian traffic safe-guarded at all times?

3. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  1 Does site owner have an emergency response plan tailored to
    specific emergencies that might occur on the site?

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                                                                               (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                              1 = Essential
                                                                             2 = Should Do
                                                                        3 = May Want to Consider
  2 Does the site owner have an adequate PA system and
    message board/signage infrastructure to direct site occupants
    to call a particular number or go to a selected location during
    implementation of an emergency response during an incident?

  3 Does the site owner conduct regular training and field exercises
    to prepare workers to be limited first responders, take
    appropriate containment, evacuation and triage actions on their
    own, and interact with emergency response personnel who
    come to the site?
  4 Does the site owner have a plan to interact with all contractors
    and commercial operators on site in the event of a natural
    disaster or terrorist threat?


4. DRAINAGE

  1 Have vulnerable receptors been identified to protect natural
    resources?
  2 Are chemicals used for brush/grass control in drainage areas
    biodegradable (do they minimize impacts on aquatic life?)

  3 Does drainage include management of pollution through
    pollution control devices?
  4 Are stormwater detention facililities regularly cleaned to remove
    sediment?
  5 Are contaminated wastes regularly disposed of from shoulders
    and stormwater detention ponds, etc?
  6 Are ditch accumulations disposed of in hazardous waste
    facilities?
  7 Are ditches cleaned following the autumn season to remove
    leaves and debris?

5. REGULAR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES

  1 Are pavements regularly repaired/patched to enhance the
    safety and preservation of roads, sidewalks and parking areas?

  2 Do all maintenance procedures include guidelines for
    minimizing impacts to the environment?
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       Checklist Question                                                     Importance               Include       Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                               1 = Essential
                                                                              2 = Should Do
                                                                         3 = May Want to Consider
     3 Are facilities and equipment regularly inspected, maintained,
       and repaired to maximize their safe usage, performance
       efficiency and service-life expectancy?
     4 Are sanitary and stormwater utilities regularly inspected and
       cleaned?
     5 Is potable water quality checked regularly?
     6 Is the firemain system regularly tested and inspected?
     7 Are hazardous waste storage and containment facilities
       regularly inspected and maintained?

6. LANDSCAPING

     1 Does the site owner have pest and vegetation management
       plans to document how to manage vegetation and pests?
     2 Does the site owner use mechanical methods to manage
       undesirable vegetation as an alternative to herbicides?
     3 Is vegetation selected and managed to enhance stormwater
       runoff quality, protect sensitive areas such as wetlands, and
       control erosion?
     4 Is debris and rubbish deposited on site picked up and disposed
       of periodically as necessary?
     5 Is an environmental database established for the identification
       of protected species?
     6 Do maintenance programs attempt to utilize local topsoil rather
       than imported topsoil?
     7 Is irrigation system performance monitored, inspected, and
       maintained?
     8 Are dying plants replaced in kind or with other indigenous
       species as applicable?
     9 Is an effort made to control the growth of invasive species?
    10 Are pathways, trails, sidewalks, and roadway edges and
       pervious pavements kept clear of overgrown vegetation as
       applicable?



7      MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

     1 Can paints, absorbents, etc. be recycled more?


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                                                                                (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                               1 = Essential
                                                                              2 = Should Do
                                                                         3 = May Want to Consider
  2 Does the facility provide for source separation (e.g.,
    newspapers, mixed papers, aluminium, etc.)?
  3 Are hazardous materials disposed of and/or recycled properly?

  4 Can more recycled materials be used, such as high recycled-
    content paper, re-refined motor oil, and flatbed truck bedding
    made out of recycled tires?
  5 Can aggregate from demolition/resurfacing operations be
    recycled or reused?
  6 Can certain hazardous materials be safely left in place?
  7 Have hazardous materials been catalogued (asbestos
    database)?
  8 Are procedures in place for dealing with spillage of hazardous
    substances and notification to relevant authorities?


9. SERVICES AND UTILITIES USAGE

  1 Does the facility track changing vessel capabilities and manage
    berthing schedules to optimize the use of existing cold-ironing
    infrastructure?
  2 Does the facility monitor vessel usage of low-sulfer fuels for
    auxilliary diesel generators?
  3 Does the facility encourage visiting vessels to utilize seawater
    scrubbing technology for exhaust systems?
  4 Does the facility provide services and infrastructure to receive
    and transport vessel waste products (sanitary, recycled trash,
    food spoils, chemicals, medical, bilge water) to offsite municipal
    facilities?
  5 Does the facility have on-site waste treatment facilities suitable
    for producing recycleable grey water and waste water for use
    by others?
  6 Is maintenance and cargo handling equipment diesel-
    electrified, using low-emission fuels, using bio-diesel or bio-gas
    fuels, or retrofited with diesel-oxidation catalysts?
  7 Are hybrid- and alternate-fuel vehicles being utilized for intra-
    facility transport?
  8 Are tower cranes converted from diesel to electric?
  9 Do cranes deploy power regeneration technology?


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    Checklist Question                                                        Importance               Include       Comment/Action              Example/Agency
                                                                                (1, 2, 3)           (Yes, No, N/A)
                                                                               1 = Essential
                                                                              2 = Should Do
                                                                         3 = May Want to Consider
 10 Does the facility provide low-emission fueling service for harbor-
    craft?
 11 Does the facility provide incentives for truckers to use cleaner
    engines and bio-diesel fuels?

9. OTHER

  1 Does agency provide regular training to employees in
    environment, health, and safety? Are training programs
    nationally recognized?
  2 Does the facility encourage car pooling, van pooling, and
    alternative fuel vehicles for commuting?




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