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Even #buildings need a little room to breathe: #TheresACreditForThat! #Sustainable Sites BD&C, 1pt.

To create exterior open space that encourages interaction with the environment, social interaction, passive recreation, and physical activities. Requirements Provide outdoor space greater than or equal to 30% of the total site area (including building footprint). A minimum of 25% of that outdoor space must be vegetated (turf grass does not count as vegetation) or have overhead vegetated canopy. The outdoor space must be physically accessible and be one or more of the following: a pedestrian-oriented paving or turf area with physical site elements that accommodate outdoor social activities; a recreation-oriented paving or turf area with physical site elements that encourage physical activity; a garden space with a diversity of vegetation types and species that provide opportunities for year-round visual interest; a garden space dedicated to community gardens or urban food p...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/node/2613129?return=/credits/new-con...

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