Title 6, Chapter 29 of the South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act Of 1994, Article 9 requires a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education annually for those who have completed the 6 hours of orientation training and are not exempt pursuant to Section 6-29-1350. Appointed officials (planning commissioners, board of zoning appeals members, or board of architectural review members) and professional employees (planning professionals, zoning administrators or officials, or a deputy or assistant to the above) are required to comply with the educational provisions. 

The following continuing education session will be held at the BCDCOG located at 1362 McMillan Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405. Registration is not required.

Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

Please contact Vonie Gilreath at if you have any questions.

Date: January 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
Barrett Lawrimore Conference Room
1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC

Phone: 843-529-0400

TOPIC: “The Smart Location Calculator: a New Tool for Measuring the Social and Environmental Benefits of Workplace Location Efficiency”

The Smart Location Calculator (SLC) is an innovative web-based tool that makes it easy to estimate average vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions for employee commutes by workplace location. Developed by the US General Services Administration (GSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the SLC helps federal facility managers and local communities consider location efficiency and social equity in planning, facility siting and infrastructure decisions. This session will introduce the SLC and its underlying data and model to the planning community and encourage them to begin testing it and provide EPA and GSA feedback. The SLC can be used to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of workplace facility siting by identifying locations that enable greater amounts of employees to reach workplaces while burning fewer vehicle miles traveled. Attendees will learn how GSA is using this tool to evaluate the performance of its facility locations and how federal location decisions impact regional employment, the environment, and social equity. They will also learn how local officials can use the SLC and underlying database to promote federal siting decisions that benefit their communities.



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