ID#5065 made on
SSc4.1 - Alternative transportation - public transportation access
LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED BD+C: Core and Shell, LEED BD+C: Retail, LEED ID+C: Retail, LEED BD+C: Schools, LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors
Our project is located in a medium/maximum security fenced facility that provides male offenders, between ages 12-20, academic education and prevocational training while serving their juvenile sentenc...
Our project is located in a medium/maximum security fenced facility that provides male offenders, between ages 12-20, academic education and prevocational training while serving their juvenile sentencing. The campus has a fully fenced perimeter and is approximately 2,000' by 1,400'. Our proposed building entrance is approximately 1,200 ft form the secured main entrance. The secured campus facility restricts vehicular access through a sally port next to the main entrance for maintenance vehicles, emergency vehicles, Contractor, and police vehicles. All visitors and employees must park outside the security fencing in their respective parking lots next to the campus entrance and enter through the main security gates into the Visitor Center. Due to security concerns, the facility does not allow bicycles beyond the provided secured bicycle racks at the main entrance.
Can we use the campus entrance of the secured facility as our "project entrance' as the center of the 1/2 mile radius for services (SSc2), in measuring the 1/4 mile distance to the bus stop (SSc4.1) and the 200 ft distance to the secure bicycle racks (SSc4.1)?
We have previously received permission to use the campus entrance as our "project entrance" for all applicable credits for a project under LEED NCv2.2 CIR 8/27/07 and are now seeking the same ruling. We feel that defining our project entrance as the campus entrance is reasonable and consistent as all employees and visitors must walk to and from the secured campus entrance to and from any building on campus.
The project team is asking whether for a project located in a medium/maximum security fenced facility, the secure campus entrance can be assumed to be the project building entrance for purposes of measuring the one half mile radius for services (SSc2) and the one quarter mile distance to the bus stop (SSc4.1) and the 200 feet distance to secure bike racks (SSc4.2).
Yes, given that the campus entrance is the first entrance where all vehicular employee or visitor entry/exits are restricted (except for maintenance, emergency and police vehicles), and therefore is mode neutral, this approach is acceptable. This question was previously addressed in LEED Interpretation #5065 for LEED v2.2 projects. Applicable Internationally.
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