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LEED BD+C: Schools | v2 - Schools 2007

Alternative transportation - parking capacity

SSc4.4 | Possible 1 point


Reduce pollution and/or land development impacts from individual automobile use.


Option 1

Size parking capacity to not exceed, minimum local zoning requirements, AND, provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools for 5% of the total provided parking spaces.


Option 2

Provide no new parking.


Option 3

For projects that have no minimum local zoning requirements, provide 25% fewer parking spaces than the applicable standard listed in the 2003 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) "Parking Generation" study (at

“Preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped) or parking passes provided at a discounted price.

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