Colorado State University provides parking permit options for electric and low-emission or low emitting vehicles.

Low emission vehicles – LEED permit

Priority parking spaces designated specifically for low emission vehicles are available in these campus locations:

  • Lot 455 along the west side next to the Behavioral Sciences Building.
  • Lake Street Garage on the north end of the second and third floors.

To park in low emission vehicles permit spaces, your vehicle must qualify and you must have a valid CSU parking permit for the designated permit type. To register the vehicle as an low emission vehicles vehicle, visit Parking and Transportation Services at the Lake Street Garage, first floor office.

Who decides what qualifies as a low emissions vehicle?

The vehicle list is compiled by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. This list is also utilized by the US Green Building Council to determine qualifying alternative transportation programs for LEED credit.

See list of qualifying vehicles from 1998-2017

Electric vehicles

CSU is a member of Drive Electric Northern Colorado and has taken the Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge pledge to offer 18 electric vehicle chargers at seven on-campus stations.

See a map of charger locations

  • Between Durward Hall and Laurel Village, along Laurel Street.
  • Between Scott Bioengineering and Rockwell West.
  • At University Services Center on Laurel and Meldrum Streets.
  • At Powerhouse Energy Campus at 430 N. College Ave.
  • At Facilities Services South parking lot on Lake Street and East Drive.
  • First floor of the Lake Street Garage at Lake Street between Prospect Road and Center Avenue.
  • Each floor of the South College Garage at Pitkin Street between College Ave and Mason Street.
  • Research Blvd parking lot directly west of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

These free charging stations are available to all employees and visitors who have a Chargepoint card and a valid Parking and Transportation Services monthly or annual parking permit.

To register the vehicle as an low emission vehicle, visit Parking and Transportation Services at the Lake Street Garage, first floor office.

  • Charger use is free.
  • Charging (and parking in a charging space) is limited to four hours.
  • All electric vehicles must have a valid CSU parking permit including daily or hourly permits.
  • To park in a designated electric vehicle space or to charge on campus, all users must register their campus parking permit as an electric vehicle permit.
  • To register the vehicle as an electric vehicle, visit Parking and Transportation Services at the Lake Street Garage, first floor office.
  • All electric vehicles must have a visible electric vehicle designation sticker from the state.
  • Chargepoint chargers require a Chargepoint card. Parking and Transportation Services will outline details regarding your specific vehicle when you come in to register your electric vehicle permit.

View our higher education electric vehicle charging webinar