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LEED v4.1
New Construction
Location & Transportation
Reduced Parking Footprint

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

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Requirements

Option 1. No Parking or Reduce Parking (1 point)

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

Provide parking capacity that is a 30% reduction below the base ratios for parking spaces, by building type, found in Appendix 4. Table 1. Base Ratios for Parking.

Alternatively, projects may demonstrate baseline and reduced parking capacity using calculations for the most appropriate land use found in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Parking Generation Manual, 5th Edition or a comparable and current resource applied by a qualified transportation engineer or planner.

Projects with no off-street parking meet the requirements.

OR
Option 2. Carshare (1 point)

Provide dedicated parking for carshare vehicles. Provide carshare vehicle parking space(s) for at least 1% of total parking spaces, rounded up. If the project has fewer than 100 parking spaces, provide one carshare vehicle parking space.

Establish an agreement between the project and carshare company guaranteeing that new and existing carshare vehicle space(s) will be dedicated for a minimum of two years from the certificate of building occupancy.

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

OR
Option 3. Unbundling Parking (1 point)

Sell parking separately from all property sales or leases. For owner-occupied projects, do not provide free or subsidized parking for employees.

Implement a daily parking fee at a cost equal to or greater than the daily roundtrip 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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Addenda

2/1/2021Updated: 2/5/2021
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Under Option 2, in the second paragraph, delete "For existing carshare vehicle spaces already located within the project boundary" and in the same sentence insert "new or existing" after "guaranteeing that" and before "carshare vehicle space(s)"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/9/2020Updated: 2/3/2021
Form Update
Description of change:
Updated Options 2, 3, and 4 to reflect revised requirements
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/9/2020Updated: 11/25/2020
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Under Step-by-Step Guidance, in the first bullet item beginning "Steps in LEED v4 reference guide..." delete Option 2 Reduce Parking and replace with Option 1 No Parking or Reduce Parking

Under Step-by-Step Guidance, in the fourth bullet item beginning "Refer to 4th edition..." delete "4th edition of the ITE standard" and replace with "Appendix 4"

Under Step-by-Step Guidance, in the eighth bullet item beginning "Projects cannot achieve..." delete "Option 1 No Off-street Parking" and replace with "Option 1 No Parking or Reduce Parking"

Under Required Documentation, delete first bullet starting: "For Option 1. No Off-street Parking, the project team..."

Under Required Documentation, for the second bullet item beginning "Option 3. Carshare" change "Option 3" to "Option 2"

Under Required Documentation, for the third bullet item beginning "Option 4. Unbundling Parking" change "Option 4" to "Option 3" and insert "roundtrip" between "daily" and "cost"

Under Definitions, after the first bullet beginning "off-street parking" insert a new bullet item with the following language:

carshare refers to short-term car rental services intended to reduce the necessity for private vehicle ownership, are generally priced by the hour (or fraction of an hour), and have automated pick-up/drop-off processes for program subscribers.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/9/2020Updated: 11/25/2020
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Delete Option 1. No Off-street Parking and rename Option 2. Reduce Parking as follows:
"Option 1. No Parking or Reduce Parking"

In the paragraph beginning "Provide parking capacity that is..." delete the language "recommended by the Parking Consultants Council, as shown in the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Planning Handbook, 4th edition, Table 11-12." and replace with with the following language:

"for parking spaces, by building type, found in Appendix 4. Table 1. Base Ratios for Parking.

Alternatively, projects may demonstrate baseline and reduced parking capacity using calculations for the most appropriate land use found in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Parking Generation Manual, 5th Edition or a comparable and current resource applied by a qualified transportation engineer or planner.

Projects with no off-street parking meet the requirements."

Rename Option 3. Carshare as Option 2. Carshare

In the first paragraph beginning "Provide dedicated parking..." in the second sentence delete "at least one vehicle parking" and replace with "carshare vehicle parking" and delete "every 100 occupants" and replace with "at least 1% of total parking spaces". In the third sentence delete "occupants" and replace with "parking spaces".

After the first paragraph and before the paragraph beginning "Existing carshare vehicles located in nearby on- or off-street parking areas..." insert the following language as a new paragraph:

For existing carshare vehicle spaces already located within the project boundary, establish an agreement between the project and carshare company guaranteeing that the carshare vehicle space(s) will be dedicated for a minimum of two years from the certificate of building occupancy.

Rename Option 4. Unbundling Parking as Option 3. Unbundling Parking

After the first sentence beginning "Sell parking separately..." add the sentence:

For owner-occupied projects, do not provide free or subsidized parking for employees.

In the sentence beginning "Implement a daily parking fee...:" insert "roundtrip" between the words "daily" and "cost".
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/25/2019Updated: 7/30/2019
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Further Explanation, Bullet 1: Replace "Transportation Planning Handbook" with "Parking Generation Manual, 5th edition"

Referenced Standards: Replace "Transportation Planning Handbook, 4th edition, Tables 11-12." with "Parking Generation Manual, 5th edition."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
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Requirements

Option 1. No Parking or Reduce Parking (1 point)

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

Provide parking capacity that is a 30% reduction below the base ratios for parking spaces, by building type, found in Appendix 4. Table 1. Base Ratios for Parking.

Alternatively, projects may demonstrate baseline and reduced parking capacity using calculations for the most appropriate land use found in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Parking Generation Manual, 5th Edition or a comparable and current resource applied by a qualified transportation engineer or planner.

Projects with no off-street parking meet the requirements.

OR
Option 2. Carshare (1 point)

Provide dedicated parking for carshare vehicles. Provide carshare vehicle parking space(s) for at least 1% of total parking spaces, rounded up. If the project has fewer than 100 parking spaces, provide one carshare vehicle parking space.

Establish an agreement between the project and carshare company guaranteeing that new and existing carshare vehicle space(s) will be dedicated for a minimum of two years from the certificate of building occupancy.

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

OR
Option 3. Unbundling Parking (1 point)

Sell parking separately from all property sales or leases. For owner-occupied projects, do not provide free or subsidized parking for employees.

Implement a daily parking fee at a cost equal to or greater than the daily roundtrip 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
Principal, US Sustainability Consulting Lead

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