BEAM Project Boundary

by John A. Herbert

Under BEAM new building, as the building developer you choose the BEAM project boundary, normally it is automatic, the project boundary will be the lot (site) boundary under your control. However, where the new building is located on a larger site, for example on an existing campus, extreme care is required, because the project boundary is fixed and cannot be changed in the future. The building developer needs to plan and designate a realistic project boundary, again, based on the area under 100% control of that project. Randomly shaped project boundaries that don’t follow the lot boundary, or follow the natural terrain, and natural site features, might be problematic. Plan ahead.