LEED for Neighborhood Development
New land development projects or redevelopment projects containing residential uses, nonresidential uses, or a mix.
Projects may be at any stage of the development process, from conceptual planning through construction. It is recommended that at least 50% of total building floor area be new construction or major renovation. Buildings within the project and features in the public realm are evaluated.
- Plan. Projects in conceptual planning or master planning phases, or under construction.
- Built Project. Completed development projects.
A rating system for today — for a brighter tomorrow
Thoughtful neighborhood planning can limit the need for automobiles and their greenhouse gas emissions. Mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly streets encourage walking, bicycling and public transportation. Green buildings and infrastructure also lessen negative consequences for water resources, air quality and natural resource consumption.
The character of a neighborhood, including its streets, homes, workplaces, shops and public spaces, affects quality of life. Green developments respect historic resources and the existing community fabric. They preserve open space and encourage access to parks.
Combine the substantial environmental and social benefits, and the case for green neighborhoods makes itself.
Unlike any other
LEED for Neighborhood Development, developed in collaboration with Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense Council, emphasizes elements that bring buildings and infrastructure together and relates the neighborhood to its local and regional landscape.