Preferred Parking for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles

 Posted by on September 6, 2013 at 7:18 am  Health  Add comments
Sep 062013
 
Preferred Parking for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles sign

Preferred Parking for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles sign

Last week, while I was parking my car at my doctor’s office, I was surprised to see a sign for “Preferred Parking for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles.” There were 5-6 parking spaces close to the building entrance that were so designated. I first hesitated to park in the spaces even though I drive a Toyota Camry Hybrid because the spaces were all empty.

Upon further research, I discovered that building owners get points toward LEED certification  from the US Green Building Council if they designate a certain proportion of their parking spaces as preferred parking for hybrid or electric cars.

Personally, I don’t feel like I should have a priority parking space unless I have a physical disability that makes it hard to walk. But it looks like preferred parking for electric or hybrid cars is on the upswing as LEED certification becomes more common.

 

Share

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>