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Defining landscaped areas

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Veronika Kozlova on Feb 15, 2016, 2:55 am

Dear all,

Our project has a landscaped area that includes trees, shrubs and grass. We have a number of trees and number of shrubs to be planted but we do not have area in sq feet that is...

Green Wall

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by PAULA HERNANDEZ on Jul 27, 2015, 4:49 pm

Hi, our project is considering a green wall with drip irrigation. How do you declare that? I'm thinking of adding a spread sheet describing the types of spaces (green roof, planters, vegetation...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, Jan 29, 2016, 4:43 am

Community Garden and Reclaimed Water

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Leilanie Bruce on Jan 7, 2016, 2:20 pm

Our project is using greywater for landscape irrigation, likely 100%. The project will have a small community garden where residents can grow their own food for consumption. Because these are...

Last reply: Leilanie Bruce, Jan 7, 2016, 6:36 pm

Sample download

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Yueling Chen on Jan 19, 2015, 3:01 am

I just purchase a premium membership, but i can't download the word & excel version sample in Documentation toolkit, like Sample Narrative for WEC1-Option 1, Option2 Path1 & Path 2 in WE...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 30, 2015, 6:52 pm

Open planters definition

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Laura Charlier on Apr 13, 2015, 10:57 am

What does “Open Bottom Planters” mean? I assume they drain to ground water – and not to a weep hole in the face of the wall, and then to storm? Thanks.

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 27, 2015, 2:36 pm

Option 1- Reduction Combination?

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Cynthia Estrada on Apr 22, 2015, 12:55 pm

We are looking at this credit for our project and after reading a few posts and reviewing the WEc1 form in LEED online my question is; the NC 2009 reference guide states that "Reductions must be...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 27, 2015, 2:31 pm

Manually Watering instead of Temporary Irrigation?

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Francis McNulty on Nov 19, 2015, 7:17 am

Hi All,

For a water efficient landscape, with native plants and no requirements for irrigation except a temporary irrigation system for 12 or 18 months.

Can a person within the...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 27, 2015, 2:24 pm

Temporary Irrigation but Reused Water

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Carla Cruz on Dec 5, 2014, 1:02 am

Has anyone secured a point under WEc1 without using either drip or sprinkler irrigation system? Our project outside US is looking to achieve points through manual irrigation (hose bib), however...

Last reply: Peter Doo, Oct 21, 2015, 11:06 am

Future Reclaimed Water Service

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Annalise Reichert on Jul 29, 2015, 6:25 pm

I am working on a project that is installing reclaimed/recycled water lines to the project, with the goal to offset 60% of irrigation water with recycled water. However, the local water service...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, Sep 24, 2015, 6:21 am

Greenroof, water retention with perlite

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by FABIO VIERO on Jun 4, 2015, 11:50 am

I was wondering if anyone had already used a roof garden including the perlite.

Perlite is a volcanic rock effusive varying in color between gray and pink, whose chemical composition is...

Last reply: Alexia Anastassiadis, Jul 27, 2015, 5:20 pm