New LEED Draft Singles Out 'Location and Transportation'

A draft of new LEED requirements has been released for public comment, and it includes a new category that accounts for location and accessibility.

Tristen Roberts cracks open the new draft and finds that the previous 7 credit categories have been increased to 10. "Integrated Process" and "Performance" are the two remaining new ones.

"A new credit for Reduced Automobile Dependence would replace the old Sustainable Sites (SS) credit for public transportation access. The credit is also completely rewritten. The "transit-served location" roughly encompasses the LEED 2009 version of this credit, but with requirements that appear to be more inclusive. A new "metropolitan planning organization" option would offer credit for project in areas with low vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT)."

Full Story: Your Guide to the New Draft of LEED


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