Hello, I am studying for my LEED Green Associate Exam. Under "Open Space" it states 25% of the 30% must be vegetated (turf grass does not count as vegetation). However, further down it states outdoor oopen space must be one of the following:
(1) A recreation-oriented paving turf with physical site lement that encourage physical acticity
(2) A pedestrian-oriented paving or turf area with physical site elements that ac comodate outdoor social activities
Can someone please help me understand why turf is included in both options?
LCEE Life Cycle Engineering Experts GmbH
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January 4, 2021 - 3:09 am
I´m not sure if this answers your question, but pedestrian-oriented turf grass areas count as Open Space Area, thus to the 30%, but don´t count as vegetated, thus not to the 25% of the 30%.
Good luck for the examen!
Bob AdedayoProject Manager, M. Sc., PMP, LEED AP BD+C
January 9, 2021 - 5:48 pm
Thanks. It does. I did pass my exam on January 4th.
September 9, 2021 - 11:03 am
Do you remember any particular exam questions? Any topics to focus on?