Note: This pilot credit was closed for new registrations as of March 1, 2012.
The proposed pilot credit is a revised version of a LEED 2009 credit. These changes are proposed for LEED 2012. The goal of the revisions was to remove some of the most difficult elements to document, and ensure better transit access to regional retail establishments.
NOTE: More detailed submittals will be available in October, after the submittals for this credit are written for LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development.Include:
Excerpted from LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
To reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMTVehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): The number of miles traveled by motor vehicles in a specified period of time, such as a day or a year, by a number of motorists in absolute or per capita terms.) and automobile dependence, encourage daily walking, biking, and transit use, and support car-free living by clustering diverse land uses in accessible neighborhood and regional centers.
FOR ALL PROJECTS
Locate or design the project such that 50% of its dwelling units are within a 1/4-mile walk distance of the number of diverse uses (see Appendix) in Table 1. For projects with no dwellings, 50% of dwelling units within 1/4 mile of the project boundary must be within a 1/4-mile walk distance of the number of diverse uses specified in Table 1, In either case, diverse uses accessible to each counted dwelling unit must include at least one food re-tail store and at least one establishment from each of two other categories. Establishments may be inside or outside the project and may be existing or planned diverse uses.
The specified number of diverse uses must be in place by the time of occupancy accord-ing to the percentages indicated in Table 1 (exclusive of portions of parking structures devoted to parking):
Table 1. Points for diverse uses within 1/4-mile walk distance, by time of occupancy
The following restrictions apply:
Projects with retail uses totaling 150,000 or more square feet, if they have at least one retail establishment totaling 75,000 or more square feet, must also must meet at least the 2-point threshold for transit service under SLL Credit 3, Reduced Automobile Depend-ence, Option 1, Transit-Served Location. In this case, planned transit service can be counted. Each retail establishment totaling 75,000 or more square feet must be served by at least one transit stop providing trips that qualify under SLL Credit 3. If transit service is planned but not yet operational, the project must demonstrate one of the following:
Appendix: Diverse Uses
SupermarketOther food store with produce
Clothing store or department store selling clothesConvenience storeFarmer’s marketHardware storePharmacy Other retail
BankGym, health club, exercise studioHair careLaundry, dry cleanerRestaurant, café, diner (excluding establishments with only drive-throughs)
Adult or senior care (licensed) Child care (licensed)Community or recreation center Cultural arts facility (museum, performing arts)Educational facility (including K–12 school, university, adult education center, vocational school, community college)Family entertainment venue (theater, sports)Government office that serves public on-sitePlace of worship Medical clinic or office that treats patients Police or fire stationPost officePublic libraryPublic parkSocial services center
Adapted from Criterion Planners, INDEX neighborhood completeness indicator, 2005.
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