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A Local Government Guide: to LEED for Neighborhood Development

This guide was designed to help local governments gain the knowledge and strategies to achieve sustainability goals, specifically through neighborhood development.

For local governments working on a climate action plan, revising a green building ordinance, looking to incentivize transit-oriented development or tackle other similar problems this paper explores pursuing the LEED for Neighborhood Development certification as a catalyst for doing so. It reviews the basics of the LEED ND certification, the constraints facing municipalities with regard to LEED ND, and four approaches used in successful communities.

  1. Four key approaches are highlighted in this guide:
  2. Lead By Example
  3. Remove Barriers and Pave the Way
  4. The Case for Incentives
  5. Technical Assistance and Education
(32 Pages)
Published By: U.S. Green Building Council
Published On: 1 Mar 2011