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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v3 - LEED India 2011

Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles

SSc4.3 | Possible 3 points


To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.



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.



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.

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