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OCTOBER 31, 2007
LEED: Alternative Transportation

We have received a list of the LEED qualifications our architects will be attempting.  Here's one of them:

To get points for promoting alternative transportation (basically anything but automobiles, and I guess personal jets), LEED requires that there be secure bicycle racks for 5% o more of all building users.  Two bike racks will be installed at the new building to meet that quota.

Points are also awarded for providing preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% o the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.  After the required handicapped spaces, the parking stalls closest to the building entrances will be reserved for fuel-efficient vehicles.  (Has anybody ever seen something like this?  It will be interesting to see how it works out...)

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