• 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 out your car's rating here: GreenerCars Ratings.  This link will take you to the GreenerCars Rating site where you can see if your car qualifies as low emitting/fuel efficient (a score of 40 or higher).