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| v3 - LEED 2008

Compact development in mid-rise buildings

MSSc6 | Possible 4 points

Intent

Make use of compact development patterns to conserve land and promote community livability, transportation efficiency, and walkability.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

6.1 Moderate density for mid-rise (2 points). Build homes with an average housing density of 40 or more dwelling units per acre of buildable land.

OR

6.2 High density for mid-rise (3 points). Build homes with an average housing density of 60 or more dwelling units per acre of buildable land.

OR

6.3 Very high density for mid-rise (4 points). Build homes with an average housing density of 80 or more dwelling units per acre of buildable land.

Note: Buildable land area is calculated as follows:

  • Exclude public streets or public rights of way, land occupied by nonresidential structures, public parks, and land excluded from residential development by law.
  • For multiple-lot developments, include only the sum of the lot areas for mid-rise buildings being built for LEED for Homes.
  • The numerator is the number of housing units in the project and the denominator is the buildable land area included in the project (subject to the above exclusions). Both relate to the project only, not the surrounding area.

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