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Title: NGBS: Points for Smart Location Practices
Abstract: These map layers present the number of National Green Building Standard points awarded for a project site or lot’s relative walkability, and accessibility to jobs via transit or within a 45-minute drive. This map presents information on the following criteria included in the 2020 National Green Building Standard: • Section 405.6(7) - Points for sites located in census block groups with above-average transit access to employment. (See variable D5b in Smart Location Database Technical Documentation and User Guide (2014) for background) • Section 405.6(8) - Points for sites located in census block groups with above-average access to employment within a 45-minute drive (See variable D5a in Smart Location Database Technical Documentation and User Guide (2014) for background on methods) • Section 501.2(4) - Points for lots located in census block groups with above-average neighborhood walkability (See National Walkability Index for background on methods) • Section 11.501.2(3) - Points for lots located in census block groups with above-average neighborhood walkability (See National Walkability Index for background on methods) Using data available through EPA’s Smart Location Database and National Walkability Index, relative walkability and accessibility to jobs via transit or within a 45-minute drive for census block groups were calculated and ranked into quartile groups. The regional comparison was made by considering the score of each individual census block group as a ratio of the average score of the county in which it is located. Those block groups with scores in the highest two quartiles nationally are eligible for NGBS points per the Sections noted above. Details on methodologies and datasets includes in the Smart Location Database and National Walkability Index can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-location-mapping#SLD
Purpose: These map layers present the number of National Green Building Standard points awarded for a project site or lot’s relative walkability, and accessibility to jobs via transit or within a 45-minute drive. Users can enter their project site or lot address and check boxes for different layers to identify points available per 2020 NGBS Sections 405.6(7); 405.6(8); 501.2(4) and 11.501.2(3).
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Download URL: https://geodata.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OA/NGBS/MapServer
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20181107
Progress: Completed
Frequency: irregular
Open/Close section Date Range
Begin Date: 2006
End Date: 2013
Currentness: Ground condition
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West Bounding Longitude: -180.000000
East Bounding Longitude: 180.000000
North Bounding Latitude: 90.000000
South Bounding Latitude: 2.969871
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
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Theme Topics: Human Health and Disease, Cultural, Society and Demography, Transportation Networks
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Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Sustainable Communities
Person: John V. Thomas
Email: thomas.john@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-564-6677
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File Identifier: {D551F0CD-7781-4CD5-8692-06AFB931B3D0}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-04-20
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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