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What strategy, if applied to 50% of the hardscape area, will allow the project team to achieve this credit?
The design team for a new construction project is aiming to earn one point  for SS Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect – Non-Roof. The project site is 15,000 square feet with a 2,000 square feet of site hardscape.



A. Implementing hardscape materials with an SRI value of at least 18
B. Using an open-grid pavement system that is at least 25% pervious
C. Planting trees to provide shade
D. Provide shade from structures that have an SRI of at least 18

This question is part of LEED AP BD+C Practice Exam
Asked by Yrgsustainability, Last updated: Apr 25, 2020

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Sep 19, 2018

There are times when the easiest solutions to the problems in this modern world can still be solved by natural means. The answer to this question is C. The company has to plant more trees in order to provide enough shade. There are a lot of trees that are being cut down in order to build so many modern structures. The more trees that are being cut, the less amount of oxygen are available for people to breathe.

It is also much warmer now because there aren’t enough trees to provide the comfort that people need. This should be considered by everyone. Isn’t it that the nicest vacations are still those wherein people are allowed to be close to nature?

 

yrgsustainability

Yrgsustainability

Answered Jul 20, 2018

Planting trees to provide shade
 

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