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Overhead Vegetated Canopy

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posted by Dustin Eggink on Sep 13, 2018, 11:38 am

We have a campus site site with areas, outside of construction limits, that contain many mature shade trees with turf grass underneath. The credit requirements on Page 177 state that a minimum of...

Last reply: Paul Bierman-Lytle, Jun 10, 2020, 9:18 am

LEED turf

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by chloe lamontagne-girard on Jan 8, 2018, 11:28 am

Does LEED turf count as vegetation in the 25 % minimum vegetation of outdoor space?

Last reply: emily reese moody, Apr 14, 2020, 12:13 pm

Gravel, Ice-Plants

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Michael Tsang on Feb 12, 2020, 4:48 am

Hello LEEDuser Community!

I have two questions related to calculating the 25% Vegetated Space for the Sustainable Sites Credit in LEED v4.0:

(1) If we are landscaping using a...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Feb 12, 2020, 8:26 pm

Open space 30% requirement at Ground Level only?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Susan Di Giulio on Mar 3, 2017, 12:28 pm

Can you include open spaces at roof level (Green roof, accessible by all) as part of the 30% requirement, or does the entire 30% need to come from open space at ground level only? Thank you for...

Last reply: RYAN BEN SABILALA, Jan 23, 2020, 1:09 am

Dog parks- SS2- Restore Habitat; and SS3 Open Space/Vegetated Area

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Paul Bierman-Lytle on Dec 24, 2019, 10:28 am

SS c2: Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat:  does a Dog Park area comply if vegetated with native or adaptive species?

SS c3: Open Space - does a Dog Park qualify as Open Space;...

Credit Form- 25% vegetated requirement (Form has Error)

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Amarpreet Sethi on Feb 22, 2019, 7:21 pm

The LEED User Guide clearly states in Equation 2. Vegetated space >= 25% x Required Open Space, that the calculation uses required open space as against the proposed design available open...

Last reply: Daniel Brum, Dec 18, 2019, 4:35 pm

LEED Campus- Large Site Area

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Anastasia Huggins on Feb 14, 2019, 12:33 pm

We are looking at submitting this for a LEED Campus submittal but have some questions about the calculations. We have an existing 10 million SF campus, 92% of which is "open space" (so well above...

Last reply: Daniel Brum, Dec 18, 2019, 4:27 pm

How to measure the vegetated area?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Summer on Sep 10, 2019, 1:27 am

I'm confused of how the vegetation/plants will be measured. If you have an open and vegetated space compliant to the requirement, and your vegetated space is composed of grass/lawn, planters,...

Last reply: Summer, Sep 14, 2019, 9:26 am

What could be considered as "physically accesible"?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Pablo Muñoz on Sep 12, 2019, 10:59 am

Could we consider physically accesible a roof open to all tenants but without an elevator (the only way to get there is through the stairs)?

Can an outdoor mall entrance courtyard count towards the 30% open space requirement?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by B. Guzman on Aug 29, 2019, 5:20 pm

Can an outdoor mall entrance courtyard count towards the 30% open space requirement, providing 25% of vegetated areas using planters and accomodating benches for outdoor social activities?