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Solar access

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Reshadee Weerasooriya on Sep 11, 2019, 3:13 am

Hi all,

Could someone please clarify what is the infrastructure requirement meant by "Solar access". We can't find any references to this and it is confusing how to document this part. ...

Last reply: David Posada, Sep 11, 2019, 8:31 pm

How to calculate 5% of the site’s vegetated area (excluding preserved or restored habitat area)?

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Adriana Hansen on Jul 5, 2019, 9:45 am

Hi everyone, as my team was studying the Local food production requirements, there was a doubt about how to address to the BD+C area requirement below:

  • At least 5% of the...

How to calculate area of edible nut- and fruit-bearing plants?

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Noriko Yasuhara on Apr 8, 2015, 1:48 am

Is there any guidance on how to calculate the area of edible nut and fruit bearing trees? I assume we could calculate the area based on the position of the tree trunks or the tree crown. Also,...

Last reply: Chloe Bendistis, Jun 18, 2019, 1:52 pm

Onsite Apiary

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Stephen Ward on May 24, 2019, 10:56 am

Does having an apiary on our campus count towards the amount of area reserved onsite for food production?

Local Food- Hotel

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Ben Stanley on Apr 22, 2019, 2:21 pm

We're pursuing this credit along with an existing hotel certification. We'll be submitting for our preliminary review this week and will update the forum with any lessons learned for our team...

Location Limitations

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Kath Williams on Mar 27, 2018, 5:10 pm

LEED for Schools O&M v4 project.  This small rural school borders Yellowstone National Park. Existing single building serving k-12.  School already has greenhouse attached that is used for...

Hydroponic based on FTE counts and IPM questions

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Heather DeGrella on Mar 13, 2014, 2:20 pm

I have two separate questions:
1. If we have a hydroponic green house, can we size it based on...

Last reply: Nicole Isle, Feb 26, 2018, 5:15 pm

% of Herbs required

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Francesco Passerini on Jan 15, 2018, 9:24 am

Hello, we want to pursue this credit, but we have a doubt. Under all project description says "Herbs used for food preparation shall not exceed 25% of the area requirement. All projects shall...

Last reply: Kristi Ennis, Jan 15, 2018, 10:35 am

Nutrients for Plants

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by LEED Team DC on Dec 6, 2016, 11:07 am

We are exploring this pilot credit for a back of house hotel building and would like to use hydroponics. However, we have initial concern about additional nutrients that may be needed in the...

Medicinal plants

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Kristi Ennis on Jun 22, 2016, 4:06 pm

Our project has incorporated over 1000 square feet of garden area for medicinal plants, and will use them to teach visitors about their use. Has anyone ever incorporated area for medicinal plants...