To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects 300,000 square feet of less
Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 3% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)
Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.
Case 2: Commercial or institutional projects larger than 300,000 square feet
Provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 square feet, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 square feet. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 square feet must apply this calculation for each use of the building
Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE occupants.
Case 3: Residential projects
Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants. Case 3 must be used by residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed use building.
See Appendix 1 — Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.
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Achievement of this credit can be documented via a LEED ND v2009 submittal. For more information check out this article.
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