LEED ND and LEED for Homes

April 19, 2010 :: Posted by - Jason :: Category - Miscellaneous

NEW LEED for Neighborhood Development launch event in Chicago on Thursday, April 29.

Since 2000, USGBC has been working to transform the built environment - one building at a time. During this time, the green building movement has experienced a surge so great that no longer can we only focus on single buildings. Expanding upon the promise of a more prosperous future through green building, USGBC, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) have partnered together to make green communities a core focus.

As humans, we spend more than 80% of our time indoors, but spend 100% of our time in communities. Neighborhoods and communities are where our kids go to school. They’re where we go to work each morning, and they’re the places we come home to each night. They’re where we shop, play, dine and enjoy life - the places that connect us to each other. There is an undeniable connection between accessibility among these important places and our collective environmental and economic well-being.

That is why the USGBC is publicly launching their seventh LEED rating system and the first international benchmark for green communities: LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND).

Applied to LEED for Homes, LEED ND can be considered the “performance path” for the Locations and Linkages credit area. If a LEED for Homes single-family or multi-family building is located in a LEED ND area, the project will receive 13 points in the Locations and Linkdages (LL).

Visit the official LEED ND web page to learn more, or attend the seminar below

Learn about LEED Neighborhood Development

USGBC Illinois Chapter event, May 13, 2010
Leo Burnett Building, 35 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL
$10 Members / $20 non-members

Register now


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