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LEED v4.1
Data Centers – NC
Location & Transportation
Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses

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Data-Centers-NC-v4.1 LT105: Surrounding density and diverse uses 1-5 points

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Intent

To conserve land and protect farmland and wildlife habitat by encouraging development in areas with existing infrastructure. To promote walkability, and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging daily physical activity.

Requirements

Option 1. Development and Adjacency (2–3 points)

Construct or renovate the project on a previously developed site that was used for industrial or commercial purposes. (2 points).

OR

Construct or renovate the project on a site that is both a previously developed and an adjacent site. The adjacent sites must be currently used for industrial or commercial purposes (3 points).

AND/OR

Option 2. Transportation Resources (1–2 points)

Construct or renovate the project on a site that has two or three (1 point) or four (2 points) of the following transportation resources:

  • The site is within a 10-mile (16 kilometer) driving distance of a main logistics hub, defined as an airport, seaport, intermodal facility, or freight village with intermodal transportation.
  • The site is within a 1-mile (1600-meter) driving distance of an on-off ramp to a highway.
  • The site is within a 1-mile (1600-meter) driving distance of an access point to an active freight rail line.
  • The site is served by an active freight rail spur.

In all cases, a planned transportation resource must be sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and complete within 24 months of that date.

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

Intent

To conserve land and protect farmland and wildlife habitat by encouraging development in areas with existing infrastructure. To promote walkability, and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging daily physical activity.

Requirements

Option 1. Development and Adjacency (2–3 points)

Construct or renovate the project on a previously developed site that was used for industrial or commercial purposes. (2 points).

OR

Construct or renovate the project on a site that is both a previously developed and an adjacent site. The adjacent sites must be currently used for industrial or commercial purposes (3 points).

AND/OR

Option 2. Transportation Resources (1–2 points)

Construct or renovate the project on a site that has two or three (1 point) or four (2 points) of the following transportation resources:

  • The site is within a 10-mile (16 kilometer) driving distance of a main logistics hub, defined as an airport, seaport, intermodal facility, or freight village with intermodal transportation.
  • The site is within a 1-mile (1600-meter) driving distance of an on-off ramp to a highway.
  • The site is within a 1-mile (1600-meter) driving distance of an access point to an active freight rail line.
  • The site is served by an active freight rail spur.

In all cases, a planned transportation resource must be sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and complete within 24 months of that date.

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