“Site, Infrastructure, and Green Building Rating Systems: Comparing Salmon-Safe to Other Leading Third-Party Certification Initiatives,” is a gap analysis of our standards with LEED, Sustainable Sites, Living Building Challenge, and other systems.

As sustainable design and green building becomes mainstream in the construction market, the benefits of environmentally innovative design, construction and operations practices are more readily understood. It is also evident that our built environment goes beyond buildings; it includes sites, landscapes and infrastructure.

Green building rating systems have begun to shift focus; to address projects where site and infrastructure are the primary scope. In this changing rating system landscape, it is useful to review how the building industry’s leading systems address site and infrastructure and to understand how Salmon-Safe standards align, overlay or differ in approach and requirements.


Special thanks to rating comparison technical consultants Site Story and Julia Ensign.