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Start By Reducing Hardscape Area
BD&C SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Non-Roof

You won’t find it in the credit requirements, but the best strategy here is to limit the amount of hardscape and number of parking spaces provided in the first place. This not only reduces the hardscape square footage you must treat with light-colored paving, shading, open-grid paving, or covering, it can also help you earn several other credits.

Read more on SSc7.1 for:
NC | CS | Schools | EBOM | NC-v2.2

Also see LEED-CI SSc1
Got Covered Parking?
EBOM SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Non-Roof

The majority of projects choose to pursue this credit through the fourth option: locating at least 50% of parking spaces under cover. Most often, this means underground parking or a parking garage.

LEEDuser Tipsheets
Screenshots and Guidance: LEED Online WEp1 Form
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Following on this page are screen captures that show how to document WEp1: Water Use Reduction for LEED-NC 2009. Some comments and explanations are interspersed. The following is displayed with permission of the USGBC.

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"Has any LEED user out there successfully earned the PBT avoidance credit?"
Pilot Credit 2

"Can this Credit be achieved for a CI of a new CS building?"
CI MRc1.2

"Does a raw material count as an ongoing consumable?"
EBOM MRp1

"I asked this same question of our reviewer...."
NC IDc1

"I would designate reading lounges, book stacks, etc. as multi-occupant spaces"
NC IEQc6.1

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"If a retailer downsizes its prototype store by say 10% can they take credit for the energy efficiency asociated with the smaller footprint?"
NC EAp2

"The credit says that when I establish the baseline I have to include the growing season. Am I covered with these three months?"
EBOM WEc3

"Can I use the garage doors in a Fire Department Apparatus Bay as a window to calculate my ventilation for ASHRAE 62?"
NC IEQc2

"I just need to test my understanding: the LPE path, which is available for this credit..."
EBOM SSc5

Big Change to WEp1/c3 in July LEED Addenda
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New Unlocked LEED Checklists from USGBC
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BuildingGreen Founder Alex Wilson Wins Hanley Award for Vision in Green Building
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