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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v2 - LEED 2.0

Alternative transportation - low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles

SSc4.3 | Possible 1 point


Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.


Option 1

Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.


Option 2

Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site (liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors).

For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

“Preferred parking” generally 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.

For project types that demonstrate market barriers to the definition of “preferred parking closest to the main entrance”, alternatives to may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

See Appendix 1 – Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

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