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LEED v4.1

Schools – New Construction

Location & Transportation
Electric Vehicles

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Schools-NC-v4.1 LTc8: Electric Vehicles 1 point

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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

Intent

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

Requirements

Option 1. Electric Vehicle Charging (1 point)

Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project or at least two spaces, whichever is greater.

Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles.

OR

Option 2. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (1 point)

Make 6% of parking spaces or at least 6 spaces EV Ready.

A parking space with EVSE cannot also be counted as EV Ready.

OR

Option 3: Low-emitting buses or school-owned vehicles (1 point)

Develop and implement a plan for every bus serving the school to meet the following emissions standards within seven years of the building certificate of occupancy:

  • nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of 0.50 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour; and
  • particulate matter emissions of 0.01 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour.

Emission standards must be met for each bus and not by an average of the entire fleet serving the school.

Develop and implement a plan for 50% of all other (non-bus) vehicles owned or leased to serve the school to be electric vehicles.

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LEEDuser expert

Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

Requirements

Option 1. Electric Vehicle Charging (1 point)

Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project or at least two spaces, whichever is greater.

Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles.

OR

Option 2. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (1 point)

Make 6% of parking spaces or at least 6 spaces EV Ready.

A parking space with EVSE cannot also be counted as EV Ready.

OR

Option 3: Low-emitting buses or school-owned vehicles (1 point)

Develop and implement a plan for every bus serving the school to meet the following emissions standards within seven years of the building certificate of occupancy:

  • nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of 0.50 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour; and
  • particulate matter emissions of 0.01 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour.

Emission standards must be met for each bus and not by an average of the entire fleet serving the school.

Develop and implement a plan for 50% of all other (non-bus) vehicles owned or leased to serve the school to be electric vehicles.

LEEDuser expert

Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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