ASTM WK31423

    New Specification for Sustainably Siting a Building Relative to the Proximity of Neighborhood Assets

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    WK31423

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard specifies minimum requirements for locating a building in order to demonstrate improved sustainability on the basis of proximity to neighborhood assets. Neighborhood assets are services or physical amenities available in a specified area and fall into the International Building Code occupancy groups A (Assembly), B (Business), E (Educational), and M (Mercantile).

    There are multiple approaches to increasing the sustainablity of a buildings location. One of them is to site a building sufficiently close to a range of neighborhood assets, thus allowing residents and employees of the area to complete errands and satisfy daily needs by walking to their destinations. This standard will establish baseline criteria for jurisdictions and builders to use to determine whether an existing or planned building is located in sufficient proximity to neighborhood assets to be considered a sustainable location or site.


    Keywords

    smart growth; sustainability; location efficiency; diverse uses

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    12-21-2010

    Technical Contact:
    Susan Gitlin

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    E60 (13-06)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    002

    Ballot:
    E60 (13-06)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    003

    Ballot:
    E60 (13-06)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved