ASTM-E2843 › Standard Specification for Demonstrating That a Building is in Walkable Proximity to Neighborhood Assets
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This specification covers requirements for demonstrating that a building's location is in sufficient proximity to a range of establishments, services, and other amenities (referred to as "neighborhood assets" in this specification) and thus provides an opportunity for occupants to use walking as a means of transportation to conduct errands or other typical activities. It specifies a single indicator regarding the environmental performance related to a building's location, and for evaluating whether a building's location minimize the impacts associated with occupants' travel.
Included in this specification are requirements for classifying and categorizing neighborhood assets, eligibility of neighborhood assets, proximity to a diversity of neighborhood assets, demonstration of satisfaction of meeting the requirements, and documentation substantiating compliance with the requirements.
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1.1 This specification provides requirements for demonstrating that a building’s location is in sufficient proximity to a range of establishments, services, and other amenities (referred to as “neighborhood assets” in this specification) such that the likelihood is increased that the building’s occupants will walk to their destinations when conducting errands or other typical activities.
1.2 This specification addresses a single indicator regarding the environmental performance related to a building’s location. It provides one option for evaluating whether a building is located in such a way as to minimize the impacts associated with occupants’ travel.
Note 1: The indicator in and of itself is insufficient to imply any level of “sustainability” for the building or the neighborhood. Similarly, a building’s failure to meet this specification does not necessarily signify a lack of sustainability. Other indicators may be more appropriate for that building or region; those indicators are outside the scope of this specification.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
basic services; community services; diverse uses; green building; location efficiency; neighborhood; neighborhood assets; walkable, walking;; ICS Number Code 03.080.01 (Services in general); 91.020 (Physical planning. Town planning); 91.040.01 (Buildings in general)
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March 1, 2017