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LEED v4.1

Core and Shell

Location & Transportation
Reduced Parking Footprint

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CS-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint 1 point

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Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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Intent

To minimize the environmental harms associated with parking facilities, including automobile dependence, land consumption, and rainwater runoff.

Requirements

Option 1. No Off-Street Parking (1 point)

Do not provide off-street parking.

OR

Option 2. Reduce Parking (2 points)

Do not exceed the minimum local code requirements for parking capacity.

Provide parking capacity that is a 30% (1 point) or 60% (2 points) reduction below the base ratios recommended by the Parking Consultants Council, as shown in the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Planning Handbook, 4th edition, Table 11-12.

OR

Option 3. Carshare (1 point)

Provide dedicated parking for carshare vehicles. Provide at least one vehicle parking space for every 100 occupants, rounded up. If the project has fewer than 100 occupants, provide one carshare vehicle parking space.

Existing carshare vehicles located in nearby on- or off-street parking areas do not contribute to credit achievement.

OR

Option 4. Unbundling Parking (1 point)

Sell parking separately from all property sales or leases.

Implement a daily parking fee at a cost equal to or greater than the daily cost of municipal public transit.

For All Projects

The credit calculations must include all existing and new off-street parking spaces that are leased or owned by the project, including parking that is outside the project boundary but is used by the project. On-street parking in public rights-of-way is excluded from these calculations.

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To minimize the environmental harms associated with parking facilities, including automobile dependence, land consumption, and rainwater runoff.

Requirements

Option 1. No Off-Street Parking (1 point)

Do not provide off-street parking.

OR

Option 2. Reduce Parking (2 points)

Do not exceed the minimum local code requirements for parking capacity.

Provide parking capacity that is a 30% (1 point) or 60% (2 points) reduction below the base ratios recommended by the Parking Consultants Council, as shown in the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Planning Handbook, 4th edition, Table 11-12.

OR

Option 3. Carshare (1 point)

Provide dedicated parking for carshare vehicles. Provide at least one vehicle parking space for every 100 occupants, rounded up. If the project has fewer than 100 occupants, provide one carshare vehicle parking space.

Existing carshare vehicles located in nearby on- or off-street parking areas do not contribute to credit achievement.

OR

Option 4. Unbundling Parking (1 point)

Sell parking separately from all property sales or leases.

Implement a daily parking fee at a cost equal to or greater than the daily cost of municipal public transit.

For All Projects

The credit calculations must include all existing and new off-street parking spaces that are leased or owned by the project, including parking that is outside the project boundary but is used by the project. On-street parking in public rights-of-way is excluded from these calculations.

LEEDuser expert

Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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