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LEED ND: Project | v1.0 pilot

Preferred locations

SLLc3 | Possible 10 points

Intent

Encourage development within existing communities and developed places to reduce multiple environmental harms associated with sprawl. Reduce development pressure beyond the limits of existing development. Conserve natural and financial resources required for construction and maintenance of infrastructure.

Requirements

Locate the project in one of the following locations that also earn at least one point for street grid density according to the calculation below:

  • An infill site that is also a previously developed site (6 points)
  • An infill site that is not a previously developed site (4 points)
  • An adjacent site that is also a previously developed site (3 points)
  • A previously developed site that is not an adjacent or infill site (2 points)
  • An adjacent site that is not a previously developed site (1 point)
AND

Calculate the street grid density (in street centerline miles per square mile) within a 1 mile radius from the perimeter of the site boundary. Points are added to the above points according to the following street grid density:

  • 40 centerline miles per square mile or greater (4 points)
  • 30-39 centerline miles per square mile (3 points)
  • 20-29 centerline miles per square mile (2 points)
  • 10-19 centerline miles per square mile (1 point)

No points are available under this credit for sites that are not either 1) an adjacent site, 2) an infill site, or 3) a previously developed site.

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