Schools-2009 LTpc70: Green vehicles

  • Evolution of low-emitting vehicles credit

    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.

  • USGBC

    Excerpted from LEED 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations

    LT Pilot Credit 70: Green vehicles

    Intent

    Pilot Credit Closed

    This pilot credit is closed to new registrations

    To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

    Requirements

    * 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. *

    Designate 5% of all parking spaces used by the project as 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. Clearly identify and enforce for sole use by green vehicles. Distribute preferred parking spaces proportionally among various parking sections (e.g. between short-term and long-term 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 (or local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.).

    A discounted parking rate of at least 20% for green vehicles is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking spaces. The discounted rate must be publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area and permanently available to every qualifying vehicle.

    In addition to preferred parking for green vehicles, meet one of the following two options for alternative-fuel fueling stations:

    Option 1. Electric vehicle charging

    Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 2% of all parking spaces used by the project. Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles. . Parking spaces that include EVSE must be provided separate from and in addition to preferred parking spaces for green vehicles.

    The EVSE must:

    • Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater.
    • Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
    • Be networked or internet addressable and be capable of participating in a demand-response program or time-of-use pricing to encourage off-peak charging.

    OR

    Option 2. Liquid, gas, or battery facilities

    Install liquid or gas alternative fuel fueling facilities or a battery switching station capable of refueling a number of vehicles per day equal to at least 2% of all parking spaces.

    For New Construction projects self-identifying as warehouses only:

    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.

    Documentation requirements
        NC, CS, Retail, Healthcare Schools
    Option 1 Option 2
    Parking plan / site plan indicating main building entrance, preferred parking spaces, and alternative-fuel fueling stations x x  
    Photographs of the method used to identify preferred parking spaces (and – if applicable – plug-in electric vehicle spaces) as being reserved solely for the intended vehicles x x  
    For projects providing discounted parking rate, excerpt of the communication indicating the discounted parking and photos of signage x x  
    Product specifications from manufacturer indicating compliance with a referenced regional standard such as SAE J1772 x x  
    For projects using electrical connectors for alternative-fuel fueling stations, a narrative describing the strategies used to encourage off-peak charging x x  
    For liquid or gaseous fueling stations located indoors, a copy of the mechanical ductwork plan indicating a dedicated exhaust system. x x  
    Copy of the bus and nonbus vehicle fleets emissions reduction implementation plan     x
    A signed letter demonstrating the commitment of the school (or other entity with control over the bus fleet) to the implementation of the plan     x

    For New Construction projects self-identifying as warehouses only:

    Option 1 Option 2
    Specification on the yard jockey model and fuel type x  
    Site plan indicating alternative-fuel fueling stations x  
    For liquid or gaseous fueling stations located indoors, a copy of the mechanical ductwork plan indicating a dedicated exhaust system x  
    Site plan showing electrical connector locations at loading dock doors   x
    Manufacturer documentation for the electrical connectors installed   x
    Additional Questions
    • Were other alternative fuel types considered for installation on the project site? If so, which fuel types and why were they not selected?
    • Has the project team explored future opportunities to link EVSE to the building’s utility grid (for demand response and time-of-use pricing)? Please expand upon conversations with the building’s utility provider and describe any obstacles you have encountered in this process.
    • Schools Only: Did you encounter difficulties in developing or exploring a phase-in plan for green bus and fleet vehicles? What particular requirement was most difficult?
    • Warehouses Only: Do you feel that both options of this credit sufficiently address the intent of the credit – to reduce pollution from conventionally-powered vehicles – for your space type? Why or why not?
    Changes:
    • 3/15/2013: Lowered preferred parking space requirement from 7% to 5% Lowered charging station requirement from 3% to 2%. Removed international metric (fuel efficiency) to be replaced with ‘or equivalent for projects outside the US’.

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Maggie Pipek
Jun 04 2014
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Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery

I am trying to sort through the differences between option 1 and option 2 for the credit and figure out what option our equipment fits under. We have ABB Terra 53 DC charging stations and ABB AC wall box satellite systems. My first impression is that these fall under option 1 and I need to meet the 2% of all parking spaces, which we are close to, but do not meet. Can someone clarify the difference between option 1 and 2 and what qualifies for option 2? I could meet number 2 since it is vehicles charged per day vs. stations.

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Christopher Law Associate, LEED U.S. Green Building Council
Apr 02 2014
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Apply to LEED Committees by April 10

Hi experts,

Wanted to notify those subscribed to this forum of the ongoing LEED Committee Call for Volunteers. This opportunity is open until next Thursday, April 10th at 8:00 pm EST.

Among the committees seeking volunteers this round are the Pilot Credit Library Working Group and the Location and Planning (LP) TAGLEED Technical Advisory Group (TAG): Subcommittees that consist of industry experts who assist in developing credit interpretations and technical improvements to the LEED system.. The LP TAG is interested in folks with parking design and electric vehicle expertise, among other areas.

More information is available at the following pages:

• Volunteer Opportunity Page: Background on each committee seeking volunteers and the specific expertise areas sought during this round of applications. http://www.usgbc.org/committees/volunteer-opportunities/leed-call

• Application Tool: Online survey to submit your self-nomination and expand upon your professional background. https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/2014-leed-committees-call-for-volunteers/

• Blog Post: Original March 10th announcement on USGBC.org, which includes further information on the selection process. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/become-leed-committee-member

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Kath Williams LEED Fellow 2011, Principal Kath Williams + Associates
Dec 19 2013
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Detail on "green vehicles"

For this credit achievement, there has been project team discussion about details required. Company only uses electric vehicles on campus. How much information on vehicles, policy, purchasing, etc. is necessary.

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Christopher Law Associate, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Jan 03 2014 LEEDuser Member 58 Thumbs Up

Hi Kath - Hopefully I've understood your question correctly. It sounds like you are wondering how to comply with the credit with an electric vehicle fleet, and what documentation will be asked of project teams.

It is important to note that there is currently no compliance path for electric company vehicles. Rather, the credit rewards teams that install chargers proportional to the total parking capacity for all vehicles. Vehicle fleet performance is only addressed in Option 2 of the Schools credit.

In general, documentation for this part of the credit must show that a sufficient number of vehicle chargers have been provided for the building (at least 2% of total parking capacity), that the parking spaces associated with the chargers have been reserved for electric vehicles, and that manufacturer documentation for the charger demonstrates the following: Level 2 or above charging capability, compliance with SAE J1772 or another relevant standard, and internet addressability.

You can download the form for LEED-NC on the right-hand sidebar here, under "Sample forms" (right-click on "Active Form" and select "Save as"): http://www.usgbc.org/node/2613735?return=/credits

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Amra Ivojevic BSc ATP sustain
Nov 19 2013
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Off-peak charging

Hello

I would like to know what LEED understands with off-peak charging.

Is it trying to help charge electric vehicles off-peak, when they won’t bring down the power grid? Or does it mean to charge during special, off-peak rates and program their vehicles or chargers to use electricity only when costs are low?

Thank you!

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Christopher Law Associate, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Jan 02 2014 LEEDuser Member 58 Thumbs Up

Hi Amra (and Yoyo below) - This requirement speaks to the charger's ability to integrate into smart utility grid. This requires a network connection. In operation this will typically involve participation in peak demand or time-of-use pricing, which is an arrangement in which customers pay higher fees to use utilities during peak time periods and lower fees during off-peak time periods. The intent is not for the charger to be turned off during any particular period.

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Jason Hercules Manager, LEED Department, U.S. Green Building Council Jan 15 2014 LEEDuser Member 2 Thumbs Up

Just to add to this, it may be helpful to review the language in the Demand Response credit to understand the intent of "off-peak charging" in this credit. So the main intent of off-peak in Demand Response is to reduce capacity needs on the part of the utility. Costs savings might be an additional benefit to some projects, but this will vary from project to project and from utility to utility. Therefore, off-peak should focus on capacity, rather than pricing.

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Yoyo Shek Allied Environmental Consultants Limited
Jul 03 2013
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EVSE requirement

As in the requirement, EVSE must be networked and internet addressable and be capable to encourage off-peak charging.
However, the team proposed to physical locked the charger by property management and the charger will be unlocked if there is a demand. If the charging is performed during off-peak, a discount will be provided. Does the approach meet the requirement mentioned above?

Thanks.

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Kenner Kingston Director of Sustainability Architectural Nexus
May 15 2013
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Credit SSc4.3 and LTpc70

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.

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Christopher Law Associate, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Jun 26 2013 LEEDuser Member 58 Thumbs Up

Thanks for your question, Kenner. Yes, this is an acceptable approach since the two credits differ in their requirements. Feedback on your project’s implementation of these differences is helpful for USGBC staff. If the LEED project self-identifies as a warehouse or distribution center, Option 2. Reduced Truck Idling in PC70 can indeed be pursued in addition to Option 2 of SSc4.3 in LEED 2009 for the CNG station (or any other SSc4.3 option for that matter, provided requirements are met). However, note that non-warehouse space types must pursue standard requirements for 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. and alternative fuel stations (for instance, a restaurant with a loading dock door is ineligible).

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Albert Sagrera Architect Societat Organica
Apr 25 2013
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low emittig count for green vehicles?

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.

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Christopher Law Associate, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Jun 26 2013 LEEDuser Member 58 Thumbs Up

Hi Albert - Thanks for your question. As you can tell, the credit requirements for SSc4.3 in LEED 2009 and for PC70 differ in a few key ways, most notably that both 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. and alternative fueling stations are required. For preferred parking spaces, the definition of qualifying vehicles has also changed from an ACEEE Green Book score of 40+ or recognition as CARBThe California Air Resources Board, part of the state government, is charged with maintaining clean air. This agency is unique at the state level: California was the only state that had such an agency before the passage of the federal Clean Air Act, and was allowed to keep it. ZEVZero-emission vehicles. in LEED 2009, to an ACEEE Green Book score of 45+ (only) in PC70.

These differences are substantial enough so that both SSc4.3 and an ID credit for PC70 can be pursued in the same project. To do so, signage for preferred parking may refer to either “low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles” or “green vehicles”, but the stricter ACEEE Green Book score of 45+ specified in PC70 must be used and enforced for all designated spaces.

(For the alternative fuel station requirement, note that additional specifications for EVSE must be met if the project has chosen this alternative fuel type – namely, Level 2 or greater charging speed, compliance with SAE J1772 or IEC 62196, and IP addressability. As with ACEEE the stricter of the two percentages of total parking capacity between the two versions must be met, which is 3% in LEED 2009.)

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Maria García Ms
Feb 20 2013
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Shared parking facilities

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!

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Batya Metalitz Manager, LEED Technical Development, USGBC Feb 22 2013 LEEDuser Expert 2478 Thumbs Up

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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