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Turf grass species

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Deborah Lucking on Jan 17, 2020, 12:16 pm

The recommendation is to "minimize turf grass".  Is there a baseline turf grass species?  What if we use drought-tolerant, or warm or cool season grasses (depending on the project location) that...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Jul 16, 2020, 10:41 am

Renovation of existing building with no major site work planned

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Mike Workman on Oct 1, 2019, 4:09 pm

Our project is a complete interior renovation of an existing facility on a college campus. The project building has an established site that is turf grass, trees, and shrubs but no work is...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Jul 16, 2020, 2:46 am

Interior Irrigation?

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Allison Wilson on Oct 1, 2019, 10:03 am

https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/irrigation-internal-planting-areas There was apparently an addendum, too: "An addendum, ID#100000352 dated 07/19/2010, defines the landscaped area to be considered. It excludes the building footprint so interior plantings...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Jul 16, 2020, 2:45 am

Definitions for areas excluded in calculations?

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posted by Elizabeth Powers on Sep 10, 2015, 9:03 pm

Both WEp1 and WEc1 state: "The following landscape types may be included or excluded from landscape calculations: vegetated playgrounds, athletic fields, food gardens, and urban agricultural...

Last reply: Simon Nussstein, Jun 25, 2020, 2:46 am

Where can I find the coefficients of evapotranspiration for projects in Morocco?

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Sara ALIA YOUSSOUFI on Jun 11, 2020, 11:13 am

Hello Dears,

For the purposes of calculating the pourcentage (%) of the saving of outdoor water compared to baseline, I need the coefficients of evaportranspiration. We could find a ...

Large Site with Formal Landscape, Unirrigated Turfgrass, and Undisturbed Vegetative Areas- Calculation Approach

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow on Nov 29, 2018, 5:38 pm

We have a Group Project with a well defined and large LEED Boundary that has some formal landscaping with irrigation, some areas (i.e. steep slopes at grading) that have turfgrass with no...

Last reply: Cindy Quinn, May 19, 2020, 7:35 pm

Using Recycled Water for Irrigation

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Abdulrahman Sherazy on Nov 18, 2015, 3:15 am

Hello everybody. In our project we do not have outdoor water use except for irrigation. Knowing that only the municipality recycled water is used for irrigation, does this secure 2 points of the...

Last reply: salil k, Apr 21, 2020, 1:47 am

Minimal landscape area

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Emily Purcell on Apr 9, 2020, 4:41 pm

Hi,

I'm aware of the guidance for this prereq/credit that allows projects with no landscaping to achieve the prereq and two points under Option 1 of the credit.

I'm...

Water Requirement of Landscape Plants

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Hannah Lee Sevilla on Mar 27, 2020, 12:48 am

Hello. I have a project that has no landscape consultant, so the architects are asking for assistance in choosing plants that will help us meet the 30% to 50% outdoor water reduction.

Our...

planters on terraces

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Agata Mozer on Dec 12, 2019, 12:40 pm

Can anyone confirm if planters located on the terraces should be included in the calculations for this credit?

Last reply: Allen Cornett, Jan 16, 2020, 4:43 pm