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LEED v4
Warehouses & Dist. Ctrs. - NC
Location & Transportation
Green vehicles

LEED CREDIT

Warehouses-NC-v4 LTc8: Green vehicles 1 point

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Intent

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

Requirements

Option 1. Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (1 point)

Provide an on-site fleet with at least one yard tractor that is powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Provide on-site charging or refueling stations for the vehicles. Liquid or gas refueling stations must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

OR

Option 2. Reduced Truck Idling (1 point)

Provide an electrical connection for at least 50% of all dock door locations to limit truck idling at the dock.

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

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If our garage has multiple levels of parking, how do I select “preferred” spaces?

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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. Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (1 point)

Provide an on-site fleet with at least one yard tractor that is powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Provide on-site charging or refueling stations for the vehicles. Liquid or gas refueling stations must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

OR

Option 2. Reduced Truck Idling (1 point)

Provide an electrical connection for at least 50% of all dock door locations to limit truck idling at the dock.

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

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If our garage has multiple levels of parking, how do I select “preferred” spaces?

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Can my EV charging stations be used as my preferred spaces for green vehicles?

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Do the alternative fueling stations need to be in a preferred location?

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I have occupant and visitor parking in separate areas on our project site. Do the preferred spaces need to be located in the visitor parking as well?

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What if my ESVE manufacturer does not offer a demand-response or time-of-use pricing option?

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Can I install manufacturer-specific ESVE equipment? For example, Tesla EV charging stations?

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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