Education Services Center LEED Parking
During the construction of the Education Services Center, a primary goal of the project was to make sure that the new facility could be certified as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
building by the U.S. Green Building Council
. LEED certification requires the buildings to be designed and built meeting various standards across several categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovations and Design.
The ESC was designed to obtain an alternative transportation LEED credit. This was done by reserving a number of parking spaces near the building for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles and carpools. For low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles, a qualifying vehicle is defined as ranked by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
as having a score of 40 or greater. Motorcycles and scooters are considered to meet this standard. Carpools are defined as a group of two or more people that commute together to work in one vehicle; this does not include commuting to lunch. The District will maintain a current list of all such vehicles to confirm whether a particular vehicle meets the standard. Information on the methodology used in scoring the vehicles can also be found at greenercars.org
Check here to see if your car qualifies as a green car -
[CNG] denotes compressed natural gas fuel.
[P] denotes preimium gasoline.
[auto CVT] denotes continuously variable automatic transmission.
* A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Bin 4 / ULEV II) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a federal and a California emission certification. For a detailed description of each Emission Standard, click here.