Policy Brief: Going Beyond Buildings
|Published on||13 Jul 2013|
"LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) incorporates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism, and green building into a national standard for green neighborhood design. Through voluntary certification, LEED for Neighborhood Development recognizes development projects that protect and enhance the health and quality of our communities and our natural environment.
The LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system represents a bold new stage in the development of LEED and is starting to capture the interest of both the public and private sector in looking beyond the individual building to the larger community, recognizing that a building is only as green as its surroundings."