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LEED O+M: Schools | v4

Joint use of facilities

Possible 1 point

Intent

To integrate the school with the community by sharing the building and its playing fields for nonschool events and functions.

Requirements

Establishment

Option 1. Make building space open to general public (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, establish at least three of the following types of spaces as accessible to and available for shared use by the general public:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • playing fields and stadiums; and
  • joint parking.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 2. Contract with specific organizations to share building space (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, contract with community or other organizations to provide at least two types of dedicated-use spaces in the building, such as the following:

  • commercial office;
  • health clinic;
  • community service centers (provided by state or local offices);
  • police offices;
  • library or media center;
  • parking lot; and
  • one or more commercial businesses.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 3. use shared space owned by other organizations (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, establish at least two of the following six types of spaces (owned by other organizations/agencies) are accessible to students:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • swimming pool; and
  • playing fields and stadiums.

Provide direct pedestrian access to these spaces from the school. In addition, provide signed joint-use agreements with the other organizations or agencies that stipulate how these spaces will be shared .

Performance

None.

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