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LEED®-DoD Antiterrorism Standards Tool

Analysis of LEED & Antiterrorism Issues & Strategies for New Construction & Existing Buildings


LEED Requirements

Reduce the developed footprint (defined as an entire building footprint, access roads and parking) to exceed the local zoning's open space requirements for the site by 25%. For areas with no local zoning requirements (e.g., some university campuses and military bases), designate open area adjacent to the building that is equal to the building footprint.

Related AT Standards & Recommendations

  • AT Std 1: Minimum Standoff Distances
  • AT Std 2: Unobstructed Space
  • AT Std 3: Drive-Up/Drop-Off Areas
  • AT Std 5: Parking Beneath Buildings or on Rooftops
  • AT Std 8: Building Overhangs: Parking and Roadway Restrictions
  • AT Std 19: Utility Distribution and Installation: Emergency Backup Systems
  • AT Rec 4: Drive-Up/Drop Off
  • AT Rec 7: Access Control for Family Housing
  • AT Rec 8: Standoff for Family Housing
  • AT Rec 10: Building Separation

Issues & Strategies

  • In most cases, DoD requirements require eliminating under building parking and locating emergency backup systems away from the systems for which they provide backup. These measures do not support reducing the development's footprint per this credit. However, in areas with no local zoning requirements, the required standoff distance may support designation of an open area adjacent to the building that is equal to the developed footprint. In addition, DoD requirements for unobstructed space and recommended building separation distances, when left undeveloped, support strategies for achieving this credit.
  • The installation of onsite power generation and fuel supply for emergency backup power and/or increased power reliability may increase development of open space as well as habitat disturbance.
  • Incorporate standoff distances and designated greenfield areas into the master plans for facilities, installations, and campuses. This will help ensure that standoff distances and undeveloped spaces are not encroached upon by future expansions and developments.