A friend was telling me something screwy about a new office building going up. Apparently the owner wants to score LEEDS points for environmental friendliness. They considered bike amenities, bike access, bike racks and showers. Apparently the formula was based on the expected number of workers in the complex. Ok, they get points for the bike lanes, and they get points for the bike racks. But the number of bike racks had to be proportional to the number of workers. Then the number of bike racks determined a number of showers. My friend said the number of showers made the building loose so many LEEDs points for water usage that it counteracted the gain in points for bike transportation so they cut the bike amenities from the project. I can't get the details on the formula from my friend because her end of the project is HVAC, she just heard the bike overview in a meeting. She was just telling me this because it made no sense to her. Maybe they didn't plan on water saving shower heads?