The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is soliciting public feedback on the current Sustainable Development Policy. Please answer the questions below to share your thoughts.

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* 1. Which of these categories best explains your interest in sustainable development? Select all that apply.

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The Sustainable Development Policy enables development teams to choose from a menu of strategies that can be tailored to fit a project's characteristics.

On a scale from one star (not at all important) to five stars (very important), please rate how important each of these sustainability strategies is to you.

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* 2. Protecting Public Health
 Adding equipment and best practices that consider the health and well-being of building occupants or surrounding neighborhoods. 

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* 3. Energy Efficiency
Designing buildings that focus on energy efficiency and including renewable energy systems can help decrease energy usage in new construction and renovations. 

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* 4. Stormwater Management
Including equipment and green infrastructure that can help manage stormwater more efficiently to reduce the burden on the City’s sewer system. 

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* 5. Sustainable Landscapes
Creating sustainable landscapes can include using native plants, shoreline stabilization, enhancing the tree canopy or other landscape-specific, third-party certifications.

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* 6. Green Roofs
 Installing vegetation on roof tops can help with stormwater management and mitigate urban heat impacts.  

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* 7. Water Conservation
Designing plumbing systems with efficient fixtures can help reduce water consumption. 

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* 8. Proximity to Public Transit
Development near transit stations can help boost ridership and provide greater access to services.

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* 9. Bikeshare Sponsorship or Bike Parking
Incorporating bikeshare services and bicycle parking provides critical access to non-motorized transportation and can help increase use by more individuals.  

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* 10. EV Charging Stations
Providing adequate charging equipment can help increase the use of electric vehicles.  

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* 11. Recycling and/or Reusing Construction Debris
Reusing, recycling, and deconstructing buildings can help divert construction and demolition debris and other materials from landfills. 

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* 12. Workforce Development 
Sourcing candidates from jobseeker pools that are historically marginalized or face employment barriers can increase equity in Chicago's workforce.

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* 13. Bird Protection
Incorporating bird-friendly design into new and renovated structures can help to reduce collisions of birds with buildings.

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* 14. Third-Party Building Certification Programs
Using one of the building certification programs (e.g. LEED, Green Globes) can help improve the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of construction and renovation projects.

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* 15. Do you have any additional feedback you'd like to share about the current Sustainable Development Policy?

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* 16. Are there any categories you feel can improve sustainability of new construction or help address climate change in Chicago's neighborhoods but are missing from this survey?

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