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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Reduced parking footprint

Possible 1 point

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LT Credit: Reduced Parking Footprint

Case 1. Baseline location, Parking Provided
Case 1. Baseline location, No Parking Provided
Case 2. Dense and/or Transit-Served Location, Parking Provided
Case 2. Dense and/or Transit-Served Location, No Parking Provided
  • Ensure that the total parking capacity includes all the off-street spaces available to the project building’s users. If parking is shared with other buildings, located outside the LEED Project Boundary, or otherwise not clearly dedicated to the project building, it is strongly recommended that a brief narrative clarifying how the total capacity was determined be provided.
  • Signage or pavement markings reserving the preferred parking spaces for carpool vehicles must be clear and permanently installed.
  • If the parking area is subdivided for different kinds of building users (e.g. customers and employees, staff and students, ranking military officials), preferred parking spaces may be distributed proportionally across each parking area.
  • Alternatively, one general preferred parking area with enough spaces for all user types (based on total parking capacity) may be provided.

  • If a project has multiple main entrances or entrances for different groups, preferred spaces should be distributed.
  • Be sure to select the appropriate project category to calculate the base ratio. For mixed-use projects with multiple space types, calculate and separately track the base ratio for each use.
  • Be sure to select the appropriate project category to calculate the base ratio. If the appropriate category cannot be found within the table, or a tenant has not yet been selected for an incomplete space, select the best approximation and provide a narrative supporting that option.
  • Projects that are not adding new parking must demonstrate that the existing parking meets the base ratio reduction requirements. The "No New Parking" option available in LEED v2009 is no longer available in LEED v4.