Free LEED Key Terms - Location and Transportation

Credit: Sensitive Land Protection and High Priority Site
Brownfield – redevelopment of property that has been identified as requirement redevelopment and has been designated so by the authority in charge.
Development Footprint – Total area of a project including buildings, streets and other surfaces constructed.
Historic District – Group of buildings, structures and sites that have been designated historical and significant.
Infill Site – A site where 75% of the land area within a ½ mile is previously developed.
Previously Developed – Land that has been altered in a way that would typically require permitting.
Previously Developed Site – A site that consists of 75% previously developed land.
Water Body – Surface water of a stream but not irrigation ditches.
Wetland – Area that contains flora and fauna and other vegetation that helps sustain life.



Credit: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
Adjacent Site – Site having at least 25% of its boundary bordering previously developed site boundaries.
Buildable Land – Portion of land where construction can occur.
Density – measure of the total building floor area relative to the buildable land
Diverse Use – Building used by a business or governmental organization.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) – density of non-residential land use. Total non-residential land use divided by the total buildable land.
Freight Village – Cluster of shipping related businesses in a district providing various support services.
Highway – A transportation thoroughfare. Usually connects cities and towns.
Intermodal Facility – A business operation of moving products two types of ways (example would be train and semi) from one business that does not actually handle the goods.



Credit: Access to Quality Transit
Attendance Boundary – Limits used by school districts to determine what school you attend based on where they live.
Bus Rapid Transit – Enhanced bus system that has exclusive bus lanes for more efficient travel.
Functional Entry – Building opening that is used during business hours. Does not include emergency exits or garage door.
Light Rail – Transit service using two or more trains.
Rideshare – A transit service that helps fill seats to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
Streetcar – A transit service with small individual rail cars.
Walking Distance – Distance that a pedestrian must travel from origin to destination.



Credit: Bicycle Facilities
Bicycling Distance – Distance that a pedestrian must travel from origin to destination.
Bicycle Network – Continuous networking consisting of off or on street designated pathways.
Employment Center – Non residential area of at least 5 acres with density of at least 50 employees per net acre.
Long-Term Bicycle Storage – Bicycle parking that is accessible and covered.
Short-Term Bicycle Storage – Non-enclosed bicycle parking.



Credit: Green Vehicles
Alternative Fuel – Low-polluting , nongasoline fuels.
Demand Response (DR) – Change in electric use outside of normal consumption patterns in response to changes in cost of power or incentives.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – plugs fittings and all other components used in charging electric vehicles.
Grams Per Brake Horsepower Hour – metric used to communicate how many grams of emission per horsepower over a one hour period.
Preferred Parking – Parking spots closes to the main entrance of the building excluding handicap or accessible parking.
Time-of-use Pricing – Customer agrees to higher peak pricing and lower off-peak pricing.
Yard Tractor – Vehicle used primarily to facilitate the shipping of containers and large trailers.