Shared parking takes advantage of peak activity periods among different facilities or functions. For example, administrative facilities are typically most active from 0700 to 1700. The parking area may be used for an alternate function, such as a community center or chapel, outside of these hours. Shared parking also takes advantage of scenarios where use alternates by day rather than hour (i.e. chapel and CDC). Training exercises often vary by day or week
Figure 1. Opportunities for shared parking should be explored whenever possible
Multiple benefits can be achieved by implementing shared parking.
Figure 2. Shared parking example for the Chapel and Child Development Center at Schriever AFB
When considering shared parking, ensure parking area meets the
minimum area required for any one of the functions it serves.
Additional features which may be implemented to improve the
sustainable value of a shared parking lot or
parking structure include:
Shared parking is a potential strategy to achieve the intent of LEED
SS Credit 4.4,
SS Credit 5.1,
SS Credit 5.2,
SS Credit 6.1, and
SS Credit 6.2.
Refer to the LEED Guidance section for