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Calculating landscaping

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Tracy Jordre on May 24, 2019, 12:17 pm

My question is related to both the Protect or Restore Habitat and Open Space credits.  In the past I have included the total area of any landscaping bed, not just the area of each plant...

Last reply: David Posada, May 29, 2019, 8:04 pm

existing trees to remain, but not greenfield

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by emily reese moody on Oct 15, 2018, 3:45 pm

Our project is building adjacent to an existing building, and will connect to it via a pedestrian bridge. Between the two buildings are several existing, older trees that are required to remain....

Last reply: Tracy Jordre, May 24, 2019, 11:05 am

"Pilot-Credits SSpc83: Offsite Financial Support for Habitat Protection"

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Yoyo Shek on Mar 14, 2019, 6:30 am

Trista Little Senior Consultant, WSP USA LEEDuser Expert 361 thumbs up April 11, 2019- 8:44 pm Hi Yoyo, yes you can replace the normal SSc2 Site Development credit with Pilot Credit 83. This webpage:  https://www.usgbc.org/node/5052535?return=/pilotcredits/New-Construction/v4  confirms PC83 is applicable for BDC v4 projects. And there's no distance requirement for the pilot credit, but as you point out, you have to donate to NFWF or FAS. Remember to also register for the Pilot Credit and complete all the requirements (e.g. the feedback survey and participate in the LEEDuser credit forum...

Last reply: Trista Little, May 17, 2019, 12:41 pm

100% greenfield site

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Neetika Parmar on Apr 15, 2019, 6:50 am

Hi our project is a complete...

Soil restoration and testing

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Lyle Axelarris on Jun 27, 2016, 8:07 pm

I'd like to hear from project teams who have successfully pursued this credit. Is the soil testing actually required or is it a means to an end? The reference guide uses the word "can" a lot...

Last reply: Martha Norbeck, Apr 10, 2019, 2:32 pm

SSc2 Soil testing for existing soils only?

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Sue Bryant on Dec 20, 2017, 2:30 pm

Samples to be tested must be taken from soils that are disturbed and will be revegetated. Restored soil must meet existing soil attributes. Documentation for this credit according to the...

Last reply: Allison Smith, Mar 19, 2019, 4:59 pm

Land with agricultural use considered previously disturbed

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Ricardo Sá on Nov 13, 2018, 11:33 am

Dear All,

we are evaluating the LEED certification potential of a new building in Portugal (using the rating system LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovation), located in a site...

Last reply: Paula Melton, Nov 20, 2018, 3:29 pm

Open-space activation withtin protected greenfield

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Ricardo Sá on Nov 16, 2018, 6:28 am

Tristan Roberts Technical Director, The Laurentia Project, HPDC LEEDuser Expert 11457 thumbs up November 16, 2018- 6:49 am As I posted in the other forum, see the last bullet point in the credit language. I think it's addressed there. Log in or register to post comments ...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 16, 2018, 6:49 am

Refers to Total site Area or Leed Boudary Area

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Konstantina Kalliakoudi on Nov 13, 2018, 6:13 am

1) As I read the requirements for the credit " Protect or restore habitat" I understand that the requirement of preservation of 40% of the...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 13, 2018, 10:47 am

Certifying a new airport terminal using LEED- exclude the runways?

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Ricardo Sá on Aug 6, 2018, 5:28 am

Dear All,

One of our clients is considering the possibility of certifying a new airport terminal using LEED and asked us to perform a preliminary evaluation of the potential LEED score....

Last reply: Konstantina Kalliakoudi, Nov 12, 2018, 8:42 am