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LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Heidi Sentivan on Mar 11, 2015, 5:00 pm

We received the comments/questions back from our LEED2.2 Submission. As part of that there were a couple of questions related to SSc5.2.

1. The comments say: "The dedicated open space...

Last reply: Peggy Matta, May 4, 2015, 7:52 pm

Reduce the development footprint

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Razan Nejem on Jun 12, 2011, 4:45 am

in the refernce guide the credit states "Reduce the development footprint (defined as the total area of the building footprint, hardscape, access roads and parking)"
what are the...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Jan 9, 2014, 1:57 pm

SSc5.2, Option 2- Building Footprint and Parking Structures

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Kris Phillips on Feb 27, 2013, 2:38 pm

From the LEED Reference Guide, it is clear that parking LOTS are not required to be included in the...

Last reply: Kris Phillips, Feb 27, 2013, 3:55 pm

Required Owner Signatory on a Government Job

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Steven Woods on Aug 2, 2011, 10:06 am

I am working on an Army National Guard project where we are attempting to get the credit for maximizing open space. The owner's representative was very cooperative in working with us to...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 22, 2012, 9:32 pm

Protected forested area- Open Space?

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Lauren Ford on Jun 11, 2012, 8:54 am

We have a large area of protected evergreens on our site that we are maintaining. It is vegetated and pervious - but I don't know if it would be counted as "open". Building users have access to...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Jul 1, 2012, 5:39 pm

Playing Fields Do Not Count

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Brooke Schubert on Nov 2, 2011, 2:02 pm

The advice on LEED User in the "Birds Eye View" states "It’s generally quite easy for rural and suburban projects to meet the requirements of this credit—this is especially true for schools,...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 21, 2011, 11:00 pm

SS5.1 and SS5.2 are the same under some circumstances

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Valentin Grimaud on Nov 9, 2011, 12:53 am

If we are in a case where it is a previously developed site, then SS5.1 asks for a certain amount of green space provided it is native/adapted species.
Then, 5.2 also has a similar...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 9, 2011, 9:17 am

vegetated retention ponds

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Chris Miller on Jun 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

This project utilizes option 2 (no zoning requirements for open space). As part of the storm water management strategy, there are three large vegetated retention ponds on the site which will be...

Last reply: David Posada, Jun 28, 2011, 5:46 pm

Owner letter sample- any references out there

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Alicia Ravetto on Sep 17, 2010, 9:43 am

A letter from the owner is needed as part of the documentation - saying that the space is set aside and will not be developed for the life of the LEED certified building.

Does anyone have...

Last reply: Rhandi Gallegos, Jun 13, 2011, 4:27 pm

Adjacent Parking structure roof eleigible as open space for SSc5

NC-v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
posted by Susan Di Giulio on Mar 14, 2011, 4:10 pm

A certain owner is redeveloping parcels in a densely urbanized area. Free-standing, covered parking...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Mar 14, 2011, 11:14 pm