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Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles

LT4.4 | Possible point

Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and/or land development impacts from individual automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

Pilot Credit Closed

This pilot credit is closed to new registrations

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

Requirements

Option 1: Preferred or discounted parking

Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and available for a minimum of 2 years.

OR

Option 2: Alternative fuel

Install alternative-fuel fueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

Option 3: Provide vehicles

Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

Provide preferred parking for these vehicles.

Option 4: Vehicle sharing program

Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

  • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided per 3% of FTE occupants, assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry eight persons (i.e., 1 vehicle per 267 FTE occupants). For buildings with fewer than 267 FTE occupants, at least 1 low emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
  • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least two years.
  • The estimated number of customers served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
  • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
  • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles must be located in the nearest available spaces in the nearest available parking area. Provide a site plan or area map clearly highlighting the walking path from the parking area to the project site and noting the distance.
  • 1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

    Option 1: Preferred or discounted parking

    Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site and at least 1 designated carpool drop-off area for lowemitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

    OR

    Option 2: Alternative fuel

    Develop and implement a plan for the buses and maintenance vehicles serving the school to use 20% (by vehicles, fuel or both) natural gas, propane or biodiesel or to be low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

    1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

    Option 1: Preferred or discounted parking

    Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    For project types that demonstrate market barriers to the definition of preferred parking closest to the main entrance, alternatives may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    OR

    Option 2: Alternative fuel

    Install alternative-fuel fueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

    1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

    Option 1: Preferred or discounted parking

    Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    OR

    Option 2: Alternative fuel

    Install alternative-fuel fueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

    Option 3: Provide vehicles

    Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff measured at peak periods.

    Provide preferred parking for these vehicles.

    Option 4: Vehicle sharing program

    Provide staff access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

    • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided per 3% of FTE staff, assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry eight persons (i.e., 1 vehicle per 267 FTE occupants). For buildings with fewer than 267 FTE staff, at least 1 low emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
    • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least two years.
    • The estimated number of customers served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
    • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
    • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles must be located in the nearest available spaces in the nearest available parking area. Provide a site plan or area map clearly highlighting the walking path from the parking area to the project site and noting the distance.
    • 1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

      2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

      Option 1. Public transportation access (6 points)
      Path 1. Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

      Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light rail, subway station bus rapid transit1 station or commuter ferry terminal.

      OR

      Path 2. Bus stop proximity

      Locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by tenant space occupants.

      Path 3. Rideshare proximity

      Projects outside the U.S. may locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more existing rideshare options2 that that meet the definition of public transportation3 and are authorized by the local transit authority if one exists.

      Option 2. Bicycle commuting (1 point)

      Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance according to the following guidelines based on project square footage:

      • Up to 5,000 sf (465 square meters), 2 or more bicycle racks
      • 5,001–20,000 sf (466-1,860 square meters), 3 or more bicycle racks
      • 20,001–50,000 sf (1,861-4,600 square meters), 6 or more bicycle racks
      • More than 50,000 sf (4,600 square meters), 10 or more bicycle racks

      AND

      Institute 1 of the following: lockable changing areas, showers, bicycle maintenance program, or bicycle route assistance.

      For projects that are part of a multitenant complex

      A multitenant complex is a master-planned development of stores, restaurants, and other businesses; retailers may share one or more services and/or common areas.

      If bicycle racks have been provided by the development in which the project is located, the number that may be attributed to the project is determined by taking the square footage of the retail project and dividing by the total square footage of the development (buildings only). Multiply the resulting percentage by the total number of bicycle racks. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project should add additional spaces.

      Option 3. Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
      Path 1. Provide vehicles

      Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles4 for 3% of the full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

      Provide preferred parking5 for these vehicles.

      Path 2. Preferred or discounted parking

      Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

      Path 3. Alternative fuel

      Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

      Path 4. Vehicle sharing program

      Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

      • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided for a minimum 3% of employee FTE occupants. Assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry 8 persons, 1 vehicle per 267 employee FTE occupants is required. For buildings with fewer than 267 employee FTE occupants, at least 1 low‑emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
      • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least 2 years.
      • The estimated number of riders served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
      • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
      • Option 4 - Parking Capacity

        Path 1 - Minimum zoning requirement

        Size parking capacity to meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

        Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools for 5% of the total parking spaces.

        Path 2 - Parking for less than 5% FTE

        For projects that provide parking for less than 5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) building occupants:

        Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools, marked as such, equal to for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

        Path 3 - No new parking

        Provide no new parking.

        Option 5: Delivery service (1 point)

        Provide a delivery service for purchases made from the retail establishment.

        It is not required that the delivery service be free of charge, but the cost should not be prohibitive.

        Option 6: Incentives (1 point)

        Provide a comprehensive incentives program for employees who carpool or use alternative transportation to get to work. Three incentives must be provided for all staff upon hire.

        Potential incentives may include but are not limited to the following:

        • Transit pass subsidies.
        • Purchase of public transportation passes on a pretax basis.
        • Preferred scheduling for carpoolers. While shifts cannot be guaranteed, a reasonable effort will be made to accommodate carpooling employees’ schedules.
        • An "emergency ride home” program for carpoolers and vanpoolers who must leave work unexpectedly.
        • Preferred parking for carpools or vanpools.
        • Discounts on bicycle accessories and maintenance at local shops.
        Option 7: Alternative transportation education (1 point)

        Provide a board or computer display in the retail project, accessible to both employees and customers, that provides the following information:

        • Information on carpooling programs.
        • Transit trip planning assistance.
        • Transit maps.
        • Maps of bicycle routes and the locations of secure bicycle parking, lockers, and showers, if provided.
        • Summary of the company transportation management plan.
        • Contacts for more information.

        1 Bus rapid transit is an enhanced bus system that operates on exclusive bus lanes or other transit rights-of-way; it is designed to combine the flexibility of uses with the efficiency of rail.

        2 Rideshare is a transit service that involves sharing a single vehicle with multiple people, excluding large-scale vehicles such as buses and trains. The rideshare transit facility must include a signed stop and a clearly defined waiting area. Additionally, the rideshare must include an enclosed passenger seating area, fixed route service, fixed fare structure, continuous daily operation, and the ability to pick up and drop off multiple riders. Rideshare options must hold 4 or more passengers, except for human-powered conveyances which must hold 2 or more passengers.

        3Public transportation consists of bus, rail, or other transit services for the general public that operate on a regular, continual basis.

        1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

        2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

        Option 1. Public transportation access (6 points)
        Path 1. Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

        Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light rail, subway station bus rapid transit1 station or commuter ferry terminal.

        OR

        Path 2. Bus stop proximity

        Locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by tenant space occupants.

        Path 3. Rideshare proximity

        Projects outside the U.S. may locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more existing rideshare options2 that that meet the definition of public transportation3 and are authorized by the local transit authority if one exists.

        Option 2. Bicycle commuting (1 point)

        Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance according to the following guidelines based on project square footage:

        • Up to 5,000 sf (465 square meters), 2 or more bicycle racks
        • 5,001–20,000 sf (466-1,860 square meters), 3 or more bicycle racks
        • 20,001–50,000 sf (1,861-4,600 square meters), 6 or more bicycle racks
        • More than 50,000 sf (4,600 square meters), 10 or more bicycle racks

        AND

        Institute 1 of the following: lockable changing areas, showers, bicycle maintenance program, or bicycle route assistance.

        For projects that are part of a multitenant complex

        A multitenant complex is a master-planned development of stores, restaurants, and other businesses; retailers may share one or more services and/or common areas.

        If bicycle racks have been provided by the development in which the project is located, the number that may be attributed to the project is determined by taking the square footage of the retail project and dividing by the total square footage of the development (buildings only). Multiply the resulting percentage by the total number of bicycle racks. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project should add additional spaces.

        Option 3. Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
        Path 1. Provide vehicles

        Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles4 for 3% of the full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

        Provide preferred parking5 for these vehicles.

        Path 2. Preferred or discounted parking

        Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

        Path 3. Alternative fuel

        Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

        Path 4. Vehicle sharing program

        Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

        • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided for a minimum 3% of employee FTE occupants. Assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry 8 persons, 1 vehicle per 267 employee FTE occupants is required. For buildings with fewer than 267 employee FTE occupants, at least 1 low‑emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
        • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least 2 years.
        • The estimated number of riders served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
        • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
          • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles must be located in the nearest SS Credit 3 available spaces in the nearest available parking area. Provide a site plan or area map clearly highlighting the walking path from the parking area to the project site and noting the distance.

          Option 4. Parking availability

          Case 1. Projects with an area less than 75% of the total building area

          Path 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

          Parking spaces provided to tenant must meet but not exceed minimum number required by local zoning regulations.

          Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools capable of serving 5% or more of tenant employees.

          Path 2: No new parking

          No parking will be provided or subsidized for tenant employees.

          Case 2. Projects with an area 75% or more of the total building area

          Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building employees.

          AND

          Path 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

          Parking capacity must meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

          Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building employees.

          Path 2: No new parking

          No new parking will be added for rehabilitation projects.

          Option 5: Delivery service (1 point)

          Provide a delivery service for purchases made from the retail establishment.

          It is not required that the delivery service be free of charge, but the cost should not be prohibitive.

          Option 6: Incentives (1 point)

          Provide a comprehensive incentives program for employees who carpool or use alternative transportation to get to work. Three incentives must be provided for all staff upon hire.

          Potential incentives may include but are not limited to the following:

          • Transit pass subsidies.
          • Purchase of public transportation passes on a pretax basis.
          • Preferred scheduling for carpoolers. While shifts cannot be guaranteed, a reasonable effort will be made to accommodate carpooling employees’ schedules.
          • An "emergency ride home” program for carpoolers and vanpoolers who must leave work unexpectedly.
          • Preferred parking for carpools or vanpools.
          • Discounts on bicycle accessories and maintenance at local shops.
          Option 7: Alternative transportation education (1 point)

          Provide a board or computer display in the retail project, accessible to both employees and customers, that provides the following information:

          • Information on carpooling programs.
          • Transit trip planning assistance.
          • Transit maps.
          • Maps of bicycle routes and the locations of secure bicycle parking, lockers, and showers, if provided.
          • Summary of the company transportation management plan.
          • Contacts for more information.

          1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

          2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

          Option 1

          Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants AND provide preferred parking for these vehicles.

          OR

          Option 2

          Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.

          OR

          Option 3

          Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site (liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors).

          For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

          "Preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped) or parking passes provided at a discounted price.

          Have a communication program in place over the performance period that promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicles for building occupants. In addition, meet the criteria of at least one of the following three options:

          Option A
          • Alternative fuel refueling station(s) for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. NOTE: liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.
          Option B
          • Provide (or achieve result in some other way) alternative fuel vehicles or hybrid vehicles for 3% of building occupants.
          • Provide preferred parking for these vehicles.
          Option C
          • Provide preferred parking programs for hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles for at least 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity and increase as necessary the amount of preferred parking to meet the demand for preferred parking up to 10% or more of the total vehicle parking capacity.
          Option 1

          Develop and implement a plan for the buses and maintenance vehicles serving the school to use 20% natural gas, propane, biodiesel or be low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

          OR

          Option 2

          Provide preferred parking for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site and at least one designated carpool drop-off area for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

          For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

          “Preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped) or parking passes provided at a discounted price.

          Option 1

          Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.

          OR

          Option 2

          Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site (liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors).

          For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

          “Preferred parking” generally refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped) or parking passes provided at a discounted price.

          For project types that demonstrate market barriers to the definition of “preferred parking closest to the main entrance”, alternatives to may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

          See Appendix 1 – Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

          Provide alternative fuel vehicles for 3% of building occupants AND provide preferred parking for these vehicles, OR install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          Locate building within ½ mile of a commuter rail, light rail or subway station or ¼ mile of 2 or more bus lines.

          Install alternative-fuel refueling station(s) for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as preferred parking for green vehicles. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces).

          Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

          A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

          In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

          Option 1. Electric vehicle charging

          Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. . Parking spaces that include EVSE must be provided separate from and in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

          The EVSE must:

          • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
          • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
          • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

          OR

          Option 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

          Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

          Option 1. Green passenger vehicles

          Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as preferred parking for green vehicles. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces).

          Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

          A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

          In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

          Path 1. Electric vehicle charging

          Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. EVSE parking spaces must be provided in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

          The EVSE must:

          • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
          • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
          • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

          OR

          Path 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

          Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

          Option 2. Option 2. Green buses and school-owned vehicles

          Develop and implement a plan for every bus serving the school to meet the following emissions standards within seven years of the building certificate of occupancy:

          • nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of 0.50 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour; and
          • particulate matter emissions of 0.01 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour.

          Emission standards must be met for each bus and not by an average of the entire fleet serving the school.

          Develop and implement a plan for 100% of all other (non-bus) vehicles owned or leased to serve the school to be green vehicles. Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S).

          Option 1. Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (1 point)

          Provide an on-site fleet with at least one yard tractor that is powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Provide on-site charging or refueling stations for the vehicles. Liquid or gas refueling stations must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          OR

          Option 2. Reduced Truck Idling (1 point)

          Provide an electrical connection for at least 50% of all dock door locations to limit truck idling at the dock.

          * This credit language is drawn from the LEED v4 draft. Where other point totals are noted, this pilot credit is worth 1 point in total. *

          Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as preferred parking for green vehicles. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces).

          Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

          A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

          In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

          Option 1. Electric vehicle charging

          Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. . Parking spaces that include EVSE must be provided separate from and in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

          The EVSE must:

          • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
          • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
          • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

          OR

          Option 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

          Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

          For New Construction projects self-identifying as warehouses only:

          Option 1. Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (1 point)

          Provide an on-site fleet with at least one yard tractor that is powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Provide on-site charging or refueling stations for the vehicles. Liquid or gas refueling stations must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          Option 2. Reduced Truck Idling (1 point)

          Provide an electrical connection for at least 50% of all dock door locations to limit truck idling at the dock.

          Documentation requirements
              NC, CS, Retail, Healthcare Schools
          Option 1 Option 2
          Parking plan / site plan indicating main building entrance, preferred parking spaces, and alternative-fuel fueling stations x x  
          Photographs of the method used to identify preferred parking spaces (and – if applicable – plug-in electric vehicle spaces) as being reserved solely for the intended vehicles x x  
          For projects providing discounted parking rate, excerpt of the communication indicating the discounted parking and photos of signage x x  
          Product specifications from manufacturer indicating compliance with a referenced regional standard such as SAE J1772 x x  
          For projects using electrical connectors for alternative-fuel fueling stations, a narrative describing the strategies used to encourage off-peak charging x x  
          For liquid or gaseous fueling stations located indoors, a copy of the mechanical ductwork plan indicating a dedicated exhaust system. x x  
          Copy of the bus and nonbus vehicle fleets emissions reduction implementation plan     x
          A signed letter demonstrating the commitment of the school (or other entity with control over the bus fleet) to the implementation of the plan     x

          For New Construction projects self-identifying as warehouses only:

          Option 1 Option 2
          Specification on the yard jockey model and fuel type x  
          Site plan indicating alternative-fuel fueling stations x  
          For liquid or gaseous fueling stations located indoors, a copy of the mechanical ductwork plan indicating a dedicated exhaust system x  
          Site plan showing electrical connector locations at loading dock doors   x
          Manufacturer documentation for the electrical connectors installed   x
          Additional Questions
          • Were other alternative fuel types considered for installation on the project site? If so, which fuel types and why were they not selected?
          • Has the project team explored future opportunities to link EVSE to the building’s utility grid (for demand response and time-of-use pricing)? Please expand upon conversations with the building’s utility provider and describe any obstacles you have encountered in this process.
          • Schools Only: Did you encounter difficulties in developing or exploring a phase-in plan for green bus and fleet vehicles? What particular requirement was most difficult?
          • Warehouses Only: Do you feel that both options of this credit sufficiently address the intent of the credit – to reduce pollution from conventionally-powered vehicles – for your space type? Why or why not?
          Changes:
          • 3/15/2013: Lowered preferred parking space requirement from 7% to 5% Lowered charging station requirement from 3% to 2%. Removed international metric (fuel efficiency) to be replaced with ‘or equivalent for projects outside the US’.
          OPTION 1

          Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and available for a minimum of 2 years.

          OR

          OPTION 2

          Install alternative-fuel fueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          OR

          OPTION 3

          Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 3% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

          Provide preferred parking1 for these vehicles.

          OR

          OPTION 4

          Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

          • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided per 3% of FTE occupants, assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry 8 persons (i.e., 1 vehicle per 267 FTE occupants). For buildings with fewer than 267 FTE occupants, at least 1 low emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
          • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least 2 years.
          • The estimated number of customers served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
          • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
          • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles must be located in the nearest available spaces in the nearest available parking area. Provide a site plan or area map clearly highlighting the walking path from the parking area to the project site and noting the distance.
          1 For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price.

          2 For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by a local authority.

          Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as preferred parking for green vehicles. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces).

          Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

          A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

          In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

          Option 1. Electric vehicle charging

          Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. . Parking spaces that include EVSE must be provided separate from and in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

          The EVSE must:

          • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
          • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
          • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

          OR

          Option 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

          Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

          OPTION 1

          Provide preferred parking1 for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles2 for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for low-emitting/ fuel-efficient vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted atleast 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and available for a minimum of 2 years.

          For project types that demonstrate market barriers to the definition of preferred parking closest to the mainentrance, alternatives may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

          OR

          OPTION 2

          Install alternative-fuel fueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

          Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as preferred parking for green vehicles. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces).

          Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

          A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

          In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

          Option 1. Electric vehicle charging

          Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. . Parking spaces that include EVSE must be provided separate from and in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

          The EVSE must:

          • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
          • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
          • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

          OR

          Option 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

          Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

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