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SSc4.3 - Alternative transportation - low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles
LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED BD+C: Schools, LEED BD+C: Core and Shell
Our project is on a previously developed site where multiple buildings share one parking garage. No new parking will be provided specifically for our building, or in our project boundary, since the pa...
Our project is on a previously developed site where multiple buildings share one parking garage. No new parking will be provided specifically for our building, or in our project boundary, since the parking garage is existing. We would like to take the campus approach specified in CIR Ruling 2/26/2007: "If parking is being provided for the project in an existing parking garage on campus (not part of the project design and construction scope), it would be possible to attain this credit based on providing preferred parking spaces for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity assigned for use of the project only (i.e. the number of spaces dedicated for use of the occupants of this project)." It is unclear at this time if all of the buildings that utilize the garage will pursue LEED. If all buildings pursue LEED, can the parking garage provide preferred parking without "assigning for the use of this project only" or do we have to have different signs for different buildings per the previous credit ruling? If only some but not all of the buildings pursue LEED, can the garage provide enough preferred fuel efficient parking for the LEED buildings, or for all of the buildings (including non-LEED) and not have to "assign for the use of a specific project"?
The CIR is inquiring if a project's parking is located in an existing shared structure (or lot) that is not a part of the project's LEED boundary, can parking for preferred vehicles be designated within this structure to support achievement of this credit. The referenced LEED-CS CIR Ruling for SSc4.3, dated 2/26/2007, indicates that projects using shared parking facilities may qualify for this credit if preferred parking spaces are provided within the structure or lot. The number of spaces must be at least equal to 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity assigned for use of the project only (i.e. the number of spaces dedicated for use of the occupants of this project). The spaces must be clearly identified for use by low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles and there must be a means for only occupants of the subject building to be able to park in the designated spaces. If the project does not want to limit access to these spaces to only occupants of the LEED building(s), then it must provide preferred parking for 5% of the total parking capacity for low emitting/fuel efficient vehicles. This approach would allow future buildings that use this parking garage to achieve this credit should they decide to pursue LEED certification. Please note that, per the previous CIR ruling, the existing parking facility must be located within 0.25 miles of any project that wishes to adopt this shared parking approach or must be serviced by a shuttle bus. Applicable Internationally.
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