This pilot credit represents the draft language for a new Green Vehicles credit in LEED v4. The credit requirements represent an evolution of the longstanding low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehiclesFuel-efficient vehicles have achieved a minimum green score of 40 according to the annual vehicle-rating guide of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. credits from earlier versions of LEED. See the credit language for full requirements.
Excerpted from LEED 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations
To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.
* This credit language is drawn from the LEED v4 draft. Where other point totals are noted, this pilot credit is worth 1 point in total. *
Convert 7% of all parking spaces used by the project to preferred parkingPreferred parking, available to particular users, includes designated spaces close to the building (aside from designated handicapped spots), designated covered spaces, discounted parking passes, and guaranteed passes in a lottery system. for green vehicles. These spaces must be clearly identified and enforced for sole use by these vehicles. If the parking is sectioned according to use (e.g. between short-term and long-term spaces), the preferred parking spaces must be proportionally distributed among the spaces.
Green vehicles must achieve a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide. For projects outside the U.S., vehicles must achieve an average fuel efficiency (45% highway, 55% city) of 6.5 liters or less per 100 km.
A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.
Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 3% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles.
The EVSE must:
Install liquid or gas fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 3% of all parking spaces.
For New Construction projects self-identifying as warehouses only:
Provide an on-site fleet with at least one yard tractors that is powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Provide on-site charging or refueling stations for the vehicles. Liquid or gaseous refueling stations must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.
Provide an electrical connection for at least 50% of all dock door locations to limit truck idling at the dock.
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Can a project pursue LTpc70 as an Innovation in Design Credit if SSc4.3 has been awarded? In addition to the dedicated LEFE vehicle parking, the project also includes a CNG fueling station and electrical connections at more than 50% of the dock doors.
Hi, we are trying to achieve this pilot credit, and we doubt if the prefered spaces already reserved for credit SS4.3 for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles could be counted also for the compliance of this pilot credit.
Im not sure if in this pilot credit applies that the parking facility is not part of the LEED project construction scope. We are aiming to obtain the credit SSc4.3 with the parking facility of the building besides our site. These parking spots are for electrical cars and already have the electrical car chargers. Would it be possible to apply for this pilot credit with all this info?
Thanks a lot!
Hi Maria - The pilot credit would use the same qualification requirements as SSc4.3, so if you are receiving credit under SSc4.3, you could probably qualify for the pilot credit as well. In terms of receiving credit for parking outside of the LEED project scope, if you are pooling parking with the other building, the point would probably be awarded as long as the project uses reserved spaces for the project as the project’s parking capacity OR uses the entire parking garage as the capacity if spaces are not reserved.
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