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LEED v2009
Commercial Interiors
Sustainable Sites
Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms

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CI-2009 SSc3.2: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms 2 points

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Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a main building entrance for 5% or more of tenant occupants (measured at peak periods).

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

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Do bike racks have to be within the LEED project boundary?

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My project type serves visitors who can reasonably be expected to not be using bikes, e.g. hotel, airport, assisted living facility. Can I exclude them from bike rack requirements?

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Is a general storage room that is accessible to residents acceptable for covered bike storage?

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Do I round up or down? What if the calculations show that I need 0.5 showers?

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Does LEED have any requirements on spacing or the type of bike racks used? What about security?

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Based on my FTE calculations, I am only required to provide 1 shower to meet this requirement. Since both males and females will have access to this one shower, and it will be in a single room, does this satisfy the credit requirements? Can I use an existing shower in a handicapped-accessible bathroom?

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Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a main building entrance for 5% or more of tenant occupants (measured at peak periods).

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

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Do bike racks have to be within the LEED project boundary?

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My project type serves visitors who can reasonably be expected to not be using bikes, e.g. hotel, airport, assisted living facility. Can I exclude them from bike rack requirements?

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Is a general storage room that is accessible to residents acceptable for covered bike storage?

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Do I round up or down? What if the calculations show that I need 0.5 showers?

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Our building is mostly residential. Must we provide showers and changing rooms for the nonresidential portion?

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Does LEED have any requirements on spacing or the type of bike racks used? What about security?

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Are there specific requirements for the changing rooms, such as size?

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Based on my FTE calculations, I am only required to provide 1 shower to meet this requirement. Since both males and females will have access to this one shower, and it will be in a single room, does this satisfy the credit requirements? Can I use an existing shower in a handicapped-accessible bathroom?

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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