Our project is a mixed-used building in an urban area that will most probably earn SSc2. As such, we would like to count vegetated roof areas and pedestrian-oriented hardscapes towards credit compliance. Our question is:

- Would roofed areas (either vegetated or pedestrian-oriented hardscapes) ever be considered open space? If so, under what circumstances?

Our project has a roofed but otherwise open pedestrian plaza on the ground floor, public balconies covered by cantilevered roofs, and indoor gardens that in my opinion fulfill many of the objetives of this credit. However, given the fact that they are all roofed, I'm not sure whether they can contribute towards credit compliance.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!