Log in
Forum » NC-2009 SSc5.2
Topic

Ground depth beneath vegetated area

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Valentin Grimaud on Aug 3, 2011, 5:22 am

Hi everyone!

I have a very specific question regarding vegetated area. Should the earth depth under the vegetated area be of a minimum thickness in order to be considered as vegetated area...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Oct 21, 2011, 6:38 pm

Artificial Turf

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Katrina Rosa on Apr 13, 2011, 7:49 pm

For a mixed-use project (1st story commercial, top 7 multi-family residential), in an urban setting (achieves Community Connectivity SSc2): can artificial turf on the roof deck contribute to...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Apr 14, 2011, 8:36 am

Private Balconies

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Rouba Nassar on May 4, 2010, 9:50 am

Hi all,

We are performing a LEED 2009 NC assessment for a 42-story high rise residential building. Each apartment has several balconies. Can we consider all these private balconies to be "...

Last reply: Susann Geithner, Mar 9, 2011, 11:08 am

Case 3 with Development density and Community Connectivity

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Valentin Grimaud on Feb 25, 2011, 8:22 am

Hello everyone!

I am pretty new at LEED, and I am working on a building in urban areas that will earn SS credit 2. Credit Requirements specifies that "pedestrian-oriented hardscape areas...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Feb 27, 2011, 3:28 pm

Case 2 of SSc5.2

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Mike Phelps on Feb 15, 2011, 11:28 am

The language for this case specifies open vegetated space "adjacent" to the building. Does adjacent mean next to the building or can it be vegetated open space near to the building as well? Also...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Feb 23, 2011, 7:29 pm

1:4 slope ratio

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Rebecca Owens on Jan 18, 2011, 2:52 pm

1. In the credit language "Wetlands or naturally designed ponds may count as open space AND the side slope gradients average 1:4 (vertical: horizontal) or less and are vegetated"--is the AND...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 20, 2011, 11:00 pm

Vegetated Open Space in the Desert

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Carrie Bradley on Jun 10, 2010, 11:52 am

The majority of open space on our project site (located in southwestern AZ) consists of a groundcover of native crushed rock and river cobble. Parking islands, bioswales and small planting beds...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Jan 14, 2011, 5:17 pm

Include City Street?

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Norma Lehman on Jan 4, 2011, 3:19 pm

we have a project that a city street intersects, we want to claim the small greenspace on the other side of the city street that is part of the project and is owned by the project owner. do we...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Jan 11, 2011, 1:02 am

Location of hardscape areas

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Laurie Hammack on Dec 1, 2010, 7:34 pm

In reading the wording for this credit under 2009 NC, it mentions for all cases that "projects in urban areas that earn SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity, pedestrian-...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Dec 1, 2010, 7:55 pm

Requirement for landscape but not open space

NC-2009 SSc5.2: Site development - maximize open space
posted by Lauren Sparandara on Nov 8, 2010, 7:53 pm

Hello,

My project has a requirement for landscaping as the city requires that at least 20% of the site is landscaped. Should we state that we fall under Case 1 even though there isn't...

Last reply: Devon Bertram, Nov 9, 2010, 10:51 am