LEED is a voluntary, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings by the US Green Building Council. Participation in LEED demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
How it works:
For commercial buildings a project must satisfy all LEED prerequisites and earn a minimum of 40 points on a 110-point LEED rating system scale.
Provision of a comprehensive and effective Transportation Demand Management program can provide significant points towards your LEED status. In order to earn the points, you must be able to document how your buildings employees/tenants commute and reduce the overall number of drive alone commuters.
Points can be earned through the provision of a combination of the programs and services listed below, most of which can be accessed through membership in Allston Brighton TMA.
- Comprehensive TDM program
- Transit passes
- Developer sponsored transit/shuttle
- Vehicle/car sharing
- Unbundling of parking from leases
- Working with local transit agency
- Guaranteed Ride Home program
- Flexible work arrangements
For additional information on LEED’s TDM points, please visit USGBC’s website.
Allston Brighton TMA building members who are LEED Certified: