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LEED v4
Schools – New Construction
Sustainable Sites
Joint use of facilities

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Schools-NC-v4 SSc8: Joint Use of Facilities 1 point

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Steve Loppnow

LEED AP BD+C, Homes, EB:OM

WSP
Sustainability Manager

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Intent

To integrate the school with the community by sharing the building and its playing fields for nonschool events and functions.

Requirements

Option 1. Make building space open to the general public (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, ensure that at least three of the following types of spaces in the school are accessible to and available for shared use by the general public:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • playing fields and stadiums; and
  • joint parking.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 2. Contract with specific organizations to share building space (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, contract with community or other organizations to provide at least two types of dedicated-use spaces in the building, such as the following:

  • commercial office;
  • health clinic;
  • community service centers (provided by state or local offices);
  • police office;
  • library or media center;
  • parking lot; and
  • one or more commercial businesses.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 3. Use shared space owned by other organizations (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, ensure that at least two of the following six types of spaces that are owned by other organizations or agencies are accessible to students:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • swimming pool; and
  • playing fields and stadiums.

Provide direct pedestrian access to these spaces from the school. In addition, provide signed joint-use agreements with the other organizations or agencies that stipulate how these spaces will be shared.

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LEEDuser expert

Steve Loppnow

LEED AP BD+C, Homes, EB:OM

WSP
Sustainability Manager

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To integrate the school with the community by sharing the building and its playing fields for nonschool events and functions.

Requirements

Option 1. Make building space open to the general public (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, ensure that at least three of the following types of spaces in the school are accessible to and available for shared use by the general public:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • playing fields and stadiums; and
  • joint parking.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 2. Contract with specific organizations to share building space (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, contract with community or other organizations to provide at least two types of dedicated-use spaces in the building, such as the following:

  • commercial office;
  • health clinic;
  • community service centers (provided by state or local offices);
  • police office;
  • library or media center;
  • parking lot; and
  • one or more commercial businesses.

Provide access to toilets in joint-use areas after normal school hours.

OR

Option 3. Use shared space owned by other organizations (1 point)

In collaboration with the school authorities, ensure that at least two of the following six types of spaces that are owned by other organizations or agencies are accessible to students:

  • auditorium;
  • gymnasium;
  • cafeteria;
  • one or more classrooms;
  • swimming pool; and
  • playing fields and stadiums.

Provide direct pedestrian access to these spaces from the school. In addition, provide signed joint-use agreements with the other organizations or agencies that stipulate how these spaces will be shared.

LEEDuser expert

Steve Loppnow

LEED AP BD+C, Homes, EB:OM

WSP
Sustainability Manager

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