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#### Predeveloped SItes

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Carl DI Giacomo on May 9, 2012, 4:07 pm

This is mainly a tight math problem to find out to what extent is there flexibilty with the final assessment of square footage allowance
Total Site: 96,369 sq.ft. @ 20% = 19,274 sq.ft....

#### Existing Vegetation

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Nelson Morales on Apr 26, 2010, 9:52 am

A portion of our predeveloped site is already naturally wooded with trees and shrubs. We are pursuing option 2. If we are not disturbing these wooded areas, do they automatically count toward...

#### Community Gardens as Habitat?

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Narada Golden on May 15, 2012, 3:57 pm

We are working on a large multifamily housing project that is incorporating community gardens throughout a previously developed site and we would like to determine whether the gardens can...

#### How to calculate the area for SSc5.1

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Felipe Duran on Apr 27, 2012, 11:12 am

Hallo,
I have a question how to calculate following areas:
1. A stripe of ground with native trees (big ones, therefore planned not very dense) covered with mulch only, no vegetal...

#### Is it possible to achieve this credit through plant troughs?

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by KC Rat on Apr 7, 2012, 3:57 am

Dear All,

We are currently working on a five storey office building and instead of going to a vegetated roof we are planning to have plant troughs all around the building in every level....

#### Green roof in terrace covering parking lot

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira on Feb 24, 2012, 1:40 pm

My project has a parking lot on the underground, groundfloor and also on the 1st pavement of the building (7stories high). Above the 1st pavement, there are some offices with private terraces (...

#### SS 5.1 Case 2. Previously Developed Areas or Graded Sites

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Ray Argue on Mar 1, 2012, 9:05 pm

Within the notes to this LEED gives specifics on 'previously developed areas',
but I have not come across what there definition of 'graded sites' is.

A current project has a natural...

#### Site disturbance from a project surrounded on all four sides

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Achelles DSouza on Apr 1, 2012, 8:44 am

I am working on a project which is surrounded by existing facilities on three sides, and road on the fourth side. Does that mean the project automatically qualifies for SS 5.1: Protect and...

#### Is a landscape architect required to document this credit?

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by Elle Brown on Mar 12, 2012, 3:07 pm

Can this credit be achieved without a landscape architect? This is a military project and we do not have access to a landscape architect through our GSA contracts or within our region in our...

#### SSc5.1 Question

##### NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
###### posted by jen T on Jan 4, 2012, 5:09 pm

We have a lot of small to medium patches of grass that have multiple trees planted in them. Since the square footage for monoculture turf (grass) cannot be counted in this credit, how would I...