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Is the bottom of the basin allowed in Open Space Calculations?

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Candice Rogers on Feb 28, 2014, 10:37 am

Hello -

We have two landscaped detention basins on our site. Their slopes are vegetated, but exceed the 1:4 ratio. The bottom of the basins are landscaped and have a pedestrian bridge...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Mar 6, 2014, 2:38 pm

Pool

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Jorge López de Obeso on Feb 13, 2014, 6:17 pm

If SSc2 is achieved, would a swimming pool count towards credit achievement?

I´d think so, however I read other posts and there is a comment that says no...

Does anyone have a...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Feb 13, 2014, 8:42 pm

check-offs on SSc5.2 form

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Denise Dauplaise on Oct 11, 2013, 10:20 am

The current version of the form for this credit has the statement "The LEED project does not include any buildings, hardscape, roads or parking areas built as part of the
project on...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 2, 2013, 11:41 pm

Playfields?

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Omer Moltay on Dec 7, 2011, 11:56 am

(1) Would hardscape playfields such as basketball court count towards the pedestrian oriented hardscape?

(2) What about turf surface soccer field? I guess this would a vegetated open space...

Last reply: Kathryn West, Oct 21, 2013, 10:02 am

Open Space Requirements Required to be Native?

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by LUCY WILLIAMS on Oct 10, 2013, 10:51 am

I am having a difficult time understanding if the requirements of this credit allow non-native vegetation to count towards open space? Native and adapted vegetation is referenced multiple times...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Oct 10, 2013, 11:57 am

Counting existing trees on site towards open space

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Mike Stopka on Sep 3, 2013, 1:16 pm

I am trying to meet the 30% open space target. The project has plenty of open pedestrian-oriented hardscape area. Where the project is falling short is meeting that 25% of the open space must...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Sep 13, 2013, 10:03 am

Geothermal well field and SSc5.2

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Cynthia Estrada on Aug 26, 2013, 2:34 pm

Our project is a LEED NC-2009 addition to a college which will include geothermal. If the well field once placed is returned to near its original state via indiginous plantings, etc. can this...

Last reply: Cynthia Estrada, Aug 28, 2013, 4:02 pm

Building Footprint Definition

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Heather Holdridge on Jul 23, 2013, 4:33 pm

I’m looking for a more thorough definition of “building footprint”. We’ve reviewed the LEED definition, but think there’s still some room for interpretation. For instance, on our project we have...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Jul 24, 2013, 5:19 pm

Pedestrian oriented hardscape on a vegetated roof

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Lauren Sparandara on Jun 20, 2013, 4:53 pm

Hello,

My project is getting SSc2 and is also going for SSc5.2. We are working on our diagram of our open space right now and had a few questions about our vegetated...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Jul 9, 2013, 5:53 pm

Credit achievement requirement clarification

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by BABAR MEHMOOD on Mar 11, 2013, 6:23 am

The building has 2 roof levels, upper roof with the mechanical eqipements and the lower roof which has direct to the medical clinical floor (2nd floor). For this credit, can we consider and...

Last reply: Ellen Mitchell, Mar 11, 2013, 12:48 pm