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Is a wood deck part of the "building footprint"?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Chris Miller on Sep 20, 2012, 8:05 pm

The deck is not under a roof overhang. It is raised above the ground a foot or so, and I believe there is grass underneath.

Last reply: Jenny Carney, Oct 16, 2012, 9:05 am

Maintenance of native areas

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Patty Breech on Jul 2, 2012, 6:24 pm

Our client has a large portion of their lot with low-lying native grasses and shrubs that they maintain my mowing about once per year. The area also may contain some invasive weeds, although it...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 3, 2012, 10:04 am

Tall Fescue- Native and Low-water for Area...Meet Requirement?

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Michelle Bracewell-Musson on Jul 26, 2012, 10:27 am

The credit requires Native/Adaptive vegetation, and turf seems out of the question. However, what if we use a turf variety that is Native with an addition of Low-water too? I have researched...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 2, 2012, 8:55 pm

Off-site preservation requirements

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Jessica Blint on Jul 12, 2012, 3:11 pm

My company currently has an off-site preservation area that we already maintain for a previous project. My question is: to fulfill this credit do we have to have a NEW off-site area? Or can we...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 2, 2012, 8:52 pm

Offsite and Onsite Inquiry

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Alfred Rosales on Jun 30, 2012, 9:29 pm

Hi,
Need your suggestion and expertise on this inquiry? We do have a land which we manage and maintain, this land is covered with native vegetation and is not within the project LEED...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Jul 1, 2012, 5:46 pm

Doubt about off-site area

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Alicia Villanueva on Jun 12, 2012, 2:11 pm

Hello, I have a question regarding the off-site area. If my project is restoring an area just in front my project building, and this restored area is also inside my LEED project site boundary,...

Last reply: Jenny Carney, Jun 21, 2012, 6:22 pm

Accounting for natural, undisturbed vegetation

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Jonathon Bates on Jun 13, 2012, 11:52 am

We have a natural creek with undisturbed vegetation growing on both sides as part of our project boundary, and I was wondering if the calculation is the same for plantings on site? That is, to...

Last reply: Jenny Carney, Jun 21, 2012, 6:15 pm

Future Contract for SSc5

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Frederick Freeman on Dec 17, 2011, 4:32 pm

We are currently pursuing...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Dec 17, 2011, 10:50 pm

Exotic plants

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Matthew Perna on Mar 4, 2011, 3:36 pm

for your thoughts Tristan. I will let the forum know how it goes. Log in or register to post comments American University Sustainability American University LEEDuser Basic Member 56 thumbs up December 8,...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Dec 16, 2011, 11:16 pm

area measurement of overlapping vegetation

EBOM-2009 SSc5: Site development - protect or restore open habitat
posted by Pablo Fortunato Suarez on Jan 14, 2011, 12:29 am

Our site area includes a variety of species of plants (including native and adapted) as well as turf, and there are overlaps. We were advised to remove the turf areas from the area calculation...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Nov 9, 2011, 2:37 pm