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Green roof

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Alicja Bieszyńska on Jul 24, 2015, 8:50 am

If my green roof is covered half with vegetation and half with...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 26, 2015, 11:20 pm

SSc5.2 Life of the Building Definition

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Joy Collins on Sep 28, 2015, 11:01 am

Does anyone know the definition of "life of the building"? Does it mean that the open space should be preserved as long as the building is standing or and long as the building has its current use...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 26, 2015, 11:16 pm

Open space definition

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by sompoche sirichote on Apr 20, 2015, 5:00 am

My project is in the industrial area which allows building footprint not exceeding 66% of total site area. So, it means at least 34% of total site area belongs to opening space including roads,...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Apr 22, 2015, 3:02 pm

Future Expansion

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Karl Heitman on Mar 31, 2015, 10:44 am

Our project, an industrial manufacturing facility, is expecting future expansion, and it has been noted on our permit/construction drawings. What's the best way to handle to this when it comes...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Apr 16, 2015, 12:45 pm

open space not within LEED project boundary

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Lindsey Evans on Mar 12, 2013, 2:36 pm

In the LEEDuser FAQ's above it states, "Can a project designate open space off-site and not within the LEED project boundary to meet the credit requirements? Answer: To date, we are not aware of...

Last reply: Sara Zoumbaris, Jan 27, 2015, 2:11 pm

what is the exact definition of footprint

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by ebru unver on Sep 17, 2014, 11:03 am

hi everyone,
we re working on a project in Turkey İstanbul in which we will be applying for this credit. But we re having a hard time on deciding what the building footprint is. we have...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Oct 6, 2014, 12:40 pm

LEED BD+C Question

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Farah A. on Feb 16, 2014, 6:21 pm

A commercial office building with a footprint of 70,000 square feet has an overall site area of 200,000 square feet. The site is in an urban setting and the zoning requirement mandates a minimum...

Last reply: Cynthia Estrada, Jul 10, 2014, 11:36 am

Vineyards?

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Kevin Gilleran on May 6, 2014, 7:37 pm

Can vineyards within the LEED boundary for a winery project be counted in the vegetated open space area calculations?

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, May 28, 2014, 6:55 pm

Open space/ LEED boundary

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Tammy Dalton on Apr 28, 2014, 12:18 pm

I am working on a project that is part of a leasehold located within an executive airport property. The building is surrounded by asphalt (driveways & runways) on 2 sides, and large areas of...

Last reply: Tammy Dalton, Apr 30, 2014, 7:29 am

Open Space Offset

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Gabriela Crespo on Apr 9, 2014, 1:28 pm

Dear Forum,

We are working on a project where the open space is very limited. The company does however have, as part of their sustainability policies, an agricultural field (some acres of...

Last reply: Heather Holdridge, Apr 9, 2014, 3:29 pm