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Can we consider the cafe yard as an open space?

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posted by Dzu Pham on Jun 11, 2021, 12:45 pm


I have a question. 

Our project have a cafe space outdoor. Can we consider it as an open space? Can you give me some suggestion? 

Thanks and regard! 

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Jul 22, 2021, 4:34 am

Is there a campus compliance path for this credit?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Ashley Hu on Jul 20, 2018, 7:05 pm

Hello there,

I have a student residence project within a university campus. Both the building and the campus are owned by the same entity. My project may not have enough room to provide...

Last reply: Blanca de la Fuente, May 28, 2021, 5:34 am

Could cycle paths count as open space?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Rachael McGinley on May 16, 2021, 2:02 pm

I'm working on a suburban project that is part of a campus. Inside the site boundary is a new road and segregated cycle paths, with planting either side. Could the area of cycle path/...

Last reply: emily reese moody, May 16, 2021, 6:07 pm

Future development

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Mike Fortier on Aug 25, 2016, 6:07 pm

Michelle Rosenberger Partner ArchEcology LEEDuser Premium Member 475 thumbs up July 14, 2017- 3:20 pm Hi Mike, I am wondering about this also and agreeing it appears to be removed. Since it doesn't appear you got a response from this forum, what did you decide to do? Have you submitted? And how did it work out? Log in or register to post comments Michelle Bombeck Senior Project Associate O'Brien360 LEEDuser Premium Member 21 thumbs up June 18, 2018- 8:48 pm Mike, Michelle- any update on this question? Log in or register to post comments Erin Holdenried Sustainable Design Manager AECOM LEEDuser...

Last reply: Michelle Rosenberger, Dec 15, 2020, 12:26 pm

Defining Outdoor Social Activities

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Dee Spiro on Aug 6, 2014, 3:44 pm

We've been discussing this internally and have people on both sides of the fence. Would a designated smoking area fall under the definition of a site element that accommodates outdoor social...

Last reply: riiupw rtooiek, Nov 14, 2020, 11:02 am

Pool in open space

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Carla Rincon on Sep 29, 2020, 4:21 pm

Hello LEED user community, 

My question is: can I count the area of a pool as part of my open space % ? The pool is in a terrace that is accesible to the building users, and has a garden...

Future Deveopment Affecting Open Space

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Hashir Usman on Sep 1, 2020, 9:19 am

Greetings everybody,

We have a campus project. There are different phases of construction in the same campus boundary. We are working on the current phase lets say Phase A, and it has...

Overhead Vegetated Canopy

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
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