Location and Transportation
How things used to be done / the problem and How LEED addresses it / What LEED requires for the credits.
It is estimated that in 2030 60% of the global population will live in an urban area, and currently transportation emissions are the second largest contributor of greenhouse gases (next to buildings) as 33% of our GhG emissions are due to getting from point A to point B.
LEED’s location-based solution requires developers to choose their site wisely as to not harm the surrounding environment, remediate challenging sites and increase density to curb sprawl.
We look at transportation namely four different ways to discourage people from driving alone in a gas-powered automobile to our future buildings. This includes encouraging public transit by locating near it two encouraging carpooling bike riding and making it easier to drive electric vehicles. (16 points).
- Standards that help define the type of site
- ACEEE standard to define a green vehicle