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Indoor planters and landscape

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Ricardo Sá on Jul 8, 2020, 10:17 am

Dear All,

we’re currently working on a LEED certification of a new building located in a site including outdoor landscaped areas. The building itself also has indoor planters and...

No Landscape Area

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Emmanuel Pauwels on Feb 23, 2015, 11:39 am

I have the same question as well. I came across the forum in Water use reduction- Cooling Tower which states that "Generally in LEED you have to do something in order to earn a point rather than avoid doing something to earn the point." In this case a project without landscape can earn points? Log in or register to post comments 0 Vote up! It does seem strange that the credit can be earned for not including landscaping in the design. But this is very explicitly stated in the Step by Step section as you note and so until official guidance comes out stating otherwise I think you should...

Last reply: Azfar Mohamed, Jun 28, 2020, 12:42 am

Project without landscape area

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Azfar Mohamed on Jun 17, 2020, 11:43 pm

Hello everyone,

Currently, we have a manufacturing facility registered for LEED NC BD+C V4.

This project does not have any landscape area at the moment.

I...

Last reply: Azfar Mohamed, Jun 28, 2020, 12:36 am

Outdoor Water Use Reduction- Establishment Period

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by David Valade on Jun 18, 2020, 5:53 pm

For Outdoor Water Use Reduction - when targeting 'Option 2: Reduce Irrigation', does LEED v4 or 4.1 allow for an establishment period with potable water or can potable water not be used at all? I...

Inputting area of trees in the LEED calculator

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Kristen Callaway on May 31, 2020, 3:59 am

What area must be provided in the calculator for areas of trees, is it the tree canopy or diameter of the trunk?

Last reply: Brian Salazar, Jun 3, 2020, 10:25 am

Overlapping Irrigation Zones

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Jennifer Wehling on Apr 6, 2020, 12:17 pm

Our irrigation consultant has provided an irrigation calculation where the total irrigation area (approx. 5000 SF) is more than the total landscape SF (approx. 3000 SF). In my QC review before...

Water Requirement of Landscape Plants

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Hannah Lee Sevilla on Mar 27, 2020, 12:50 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...

Water fountains and impact on OUtdor Water Use reduction in LEED v.4

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Tim Bell on Jun 30, 2019, 3:16 am

Does anyone have any previous experience on the impact of water fountains and features on Outdoor Water Use reduction?  Should these be included or not?  There does not appear to be any specific...

Last reply: Tim Bell, Aug 1, 2019, 12:39 am

Does 5% have to be landscaped to achieve 2 points?

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Laura Charlier on Nov 29, 2017, 2:32 pm

I did not notice a minimum percentage of landscaped area (5% has traditionally been the minimum). Is this longer a stipulation? 

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Jul 16, 2019, 12:07 pm

Reclaimed water from off-site

NC-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by David Lázaro on Jul 2, 2019, 12:22 pm

Hello.

Our project is in a very dry area, with very little rain. The design team has already chosen plant species with very low water needs (over 40% reduction) but, to supply with the...