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CASE 3- pedestrian-oriented hardscape area & 25% vegetated area

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Michal Marszalek on Nov 3, 2012, 6:11 am

Hi

I have a question about this description: pedestrian-oriented hardscape areas can contribute to credit compliance. For such projects, a minimum of 25% of the open space counted must be...

Last reply: Yoyo Shek, Mar 22, 2019, 5:43 am

Arcaded Area as an Open Space

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Katherine Mariano on Jun 29, 2017, 4:05 am

Hello,

I just want to confirm if arcaded areas (accessible to public and building occupants) will be counted as an open space?

Thank you in advance!

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Aug 26, 2017, 6:13 pm

Can roofed areas be considered open space?

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Alejandro Rivera on Mar 20, 2017, 3:34 am

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...

Last reply: Allison Smith, Mar 20, 2017, 12:58 pm

Green pavers

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by jesmin joseph on Feb 16, 2017, 1:42 am

Can green/grass pavers comply towards maximum open space credit?

Can we consider 25% percentage of grass paver area as vegetated area and other 75% as pedestrian oriented hardscape area?...

Last reply: Allison Smith, Feb 16, 2017, 10:06 am

Do ruderal vegetation areas count as vegetated areas or roof

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Paul Deinhofer on Sep 21, 2016, 10:36 am

I'm working on a CS project (v2009) and I have a question concerning the definition of vegetated areas/roofs and the compliance with SSc5.2, SSc7.1, SSc7.2, etc.:
Do ruderal vegetation...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 19, 2017, 9:12 am

What is a wetland or naturally designed pond per credit language

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Landry Watson on Apr 5, 2016, 4:45 pm

Credit language clearly indicates that wetlands and naturally designed ponds can count as long as their sides are vegetated and their gradient no more than 1:4. Are stormwater detention/...

Last reply: Saurabh Shrestha, Apr 6, 2016, 10:39 pm

How to Apply Research Park Guidelines when Zoning is silent

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Maggie Hogan Skaug on Jan 20, 2016, 10:15 am

A project pursuing LEED CS 2009 is located in a research park and is subject to the research park's design guidelines. Per city zoning, there is no requirement for open space. There is an open...

Last reply: Saurabh Shrestha, Apr 6, 2016, 9:36 pm

Private Green Roof

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Luis Miguel Diazgranados on Jan 20, 2016, 7:18 pm

Hi,

I am working in a C&S LEED project and have doubts about vegetation that it expect to use for meet the 25 % of open space area. In the project roof top there are a private terraces...

Last reply: Saurabh Shrestha, Apr 6, 2016, 5:21 pm

Total Site Areas

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Dave L on Jan 12, 2016, 4:51 pm

Hi,

I am working with a project that is beneath a municipal park. I am inclined to say this area should not be part of the total site area since there is not any opportunity to build due...

"open bottom planters"

CS-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Charles Nepps on Oct 19, 2015, 10:41 am

I know this has come up before, but haven't been able to find a precise answer. What exactly is an open bottom planter?
My assumption is that they are planters with perimeter walls only,...

Last reply: Charles Nepps, Nov 29, 2015, 5:10 pm