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LEED BD+C: Schools | v2 - Schools 2007

Joint use of facilities

SSc10 | Possible 1 point


Make the school a more integrated part of the community by enabling the building and its playing fields to be used for non-school events and functions.


Option 1

In collaboration with the school board or other decision-making body, ensure that at least three (3) of the following spaces included in the school are accessible to and available for shared use by the general public: Auditorium; Gymnasium; Cafeteria/Cafetorium; one or more Classrooms; Playing Fields; Joint Parking.

Option 2

In collaboration with the school board or other decision-making body, engage in a contract with community or other organizations to provide at least two (2) dedicated-use spaces in the building. Dedicated-use spaces include, but are not limited to:

  1. Commercial office;
  2. Health clinic;
  3. Community service centers (provided by state, city, or county offices);
  4. Police offices;
  5. Library/media center;
  6. Parking lot;
  7. One or more commercial sector businesses; etc.
For Option 1 and 2:

Provide a separate entry to the spaces intended for joint use. The entry can be from a school lobby or corridor near an entrance convenient to public access which can be secured from the rest of the school after normal school hours and which has toilets available.

Option 3

In collaboration with the school district or other decision-making body, ensure that at least two of the following six (6) spaces that are owned by other organizations/agencies are accessible to students: Auditorium; Gymnasium; Cafeteria; one or more Classrooms; Swimming Pools; Playing Fields. Provide direct pedestrian access to these spaces from the school. In addition, provide signed agreements with the other organizations/agencies that stipulate how the school district and organizations/agencies will share these spaces.

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