Salmon-Safe Urban Development Certification

Develop environmentally innovative projects that help restore our urban watersheds

Salmon-Safe’s development standards apply to any large-scale urban project with the goal of elevating environmental performance through design and construction to ongoing operation.

For 2021, Salmon-Safe is introducing new Urban Development Standards 3.0, including updated stormwater design guidelines and elevating climate resiliency planning as a core component of certification. The new standards are available for optional piloting this year. Version 3.0 will be mandatory for new and re-certifying projects beginning January 2022.

For all projects, standards can be applied at any time from schematic design through construction or even existing site operations.

Qualifying Candidates

  • + Urban residential, mixed-use or office building landowners, developers, project managers, site managers or architects
  • + Projects in Oregon, Puget Sound and British Columbia
  • + New development or existing projects

Certification Process

1

An interdisciplinary evaluation team of qualified experts is assigned by Salmon-Safe to the candidate development project to work with the design team during each stage of the design development process.

2

Salmon-Safe's science team evaluates project decisions and provides consultation at key points throughout the development process, minimizing project design costs by providing recommendations before project decisions are final.

3

Development project certification is valid for five years, subject to annual verification.

Interested in Urban Development Certification?

Fill out this form if you’d like to be Salmon-Safe Certified for Urban Development.

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