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LEED v2009
Core & Shell
Sustainable Sites
Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms

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CS-2009 SSc4.2: 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

Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects 300,000 square feet of less

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 3% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)

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

Case 2: Commercial or institutional projects larger than 300,000 square feet

Provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 square feet, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 square feet. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 square feet must apply this calculation for each use of the building

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE occupants.

Case 3: Residential projects

Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants. Case 3 must be used by residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed use building.

All cases

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

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Achievement of this credit can be documented via a LEED ND v2009 submittal. For more information check out this article.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects 300,000 square feet of less

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 3% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)

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

Case 2: Commercial or institutional projects larger than 300,000 square feet

Provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 square feet, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 square feet. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 square feet must apply this calculation for each use of the building

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE occupants.

Case 3: Residential projects

Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants. Case 3 must be used by residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed use building.

All cases

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

Streamlined path available

Achievement of this credit can be documented via a LEED ND v2009 submittal. For more information check out this article.

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