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At what point is something considered non-monoculture?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Allen Scerber on Sep 6, 2013, 10:00 am

During the value engineering process, a lot of the plantings were removed for budgetary reasons. I need to re-introduce them but judiciously to get back to the spirit of the credit. When is a...

Last reply: Trista Brown, Nov 21, 2013, 1:42 pm

Can we switch methods to achieve SSc5 after initial review?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Ryan Nelson on Jan 22, 2013, 10:50 am

We recently recieved our project review for a property. Initially, we attempted to claim a retention pond as an on-site protected land. The reviewer had doubts as to the value of the lake as a...

Last reply: Lili Pan, Oct 11, 2013, 2:30 am

Native or adapted vegetation area calculation

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Sofia Otterheim on Jan 25, 2013, 9:46 am

Hi Everyone
According to 2009 version LEED reference guide there are two ways to calculate out native or adapted vegetation area. Minimum should be either 25% of total site area ( without...

Last reply: Lili Pan, Oct 11, 2013, 2:28 am

urban farm

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Emmanuel Pauwels on Jul 4, 2013, 1:52 pm

Would a vegetable garden count for this credit?

Last reply: Emmanuel Pauwels, Jul 30, 2013, 3:27 pm

Fair price for off-site land conservation credits

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Chris Draper on Dec 21, 2012, 9:40 am

Does anyone know the basic market price/acre or price/credit for securing contracts on off-site land that meets the SSc5 requirements? We obtained a Land Use Restriction Agreement from Pinhook...

Last reply: Trista Brown, Jul 9, 2013, 4:48 pm

Green Roof compliance

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Gabriel Frasson on Mar 22, 2013, 12:21 pm

Hello
I have an example with 26% of green area in the site (including the building). Most of this area is a green lawn, but it is not used water and fertilizer, the weather is favorable...

Last reply: Gabriel Frasson, Mar 22, 2013, 2:54 pm

Vegetated roof

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Carla Cruz on Sep 11, 2012, 4:57 am

If the project team plans to install vegetated roof, can they earn both credits (SSc5 and SSc7.2) provided the installation meets the required area for landscaping? Is my understanding correct?...

Last reply: Trista Brown, Feb 19, 2013, 2:20 pm

How to handle offsite area owned by building owner

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Aron Weis on Jan 9, 2013, 11:00 am

The credit form is asking for a contract with the owner of the off-site property. Do we need a contract between an owner and himself, or a document that states the requirements for the credit...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 22, 2013, 10:56 am

Do we need to apply in an off-site mode?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by yan lian on Oct 24, 2012, 2:16 am

Our leed project is a single building with other 4 buildings surrounding it. We made the LEED project boundary just around this single building, around the 5 buildings, there are a large area of...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Dec 14, 2012, 12:07 pm

Does a man-made pool meet the requirement?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by yan lian on Oct 16, 2012, 5:05 am

Our project has a man-made pool and has vegetation and fish in the pool, I don't know whether it can meet the requirements?

Last reply: yan lian, Oct 17, 2012, 4:35 am