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A Local Government Guide: to LEED for Neighborhood Development

Format PDF
Type Reports
Published by U.S. Green Building Council
Published on 1 Mar 2011
Pages 32

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

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LEED Reference Guide for Green Neighborhood Development

This guide is the most comprehensive resource for LEED certification that addresses the unique environment and needs of neighborhood development.