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U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Neighborhood Development Update

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We hope that you are able to join us at Greenbuild in Toronto on Oct. 4-7. There are a number of education sessions and events on LEED for Neighborhood Development this year, so come say hello!

Please see the daily calendar of events below highlighting the LEED for Neighborhood Development events and be sure to check out the other Neighborhood Development Sector Activities online.

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ND 251 Workshop: Understanding the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Faculty: Jessica Millman and Rebecca Flora

Learn the core concepts and strategies behind a successful green neighborhood development. Gain knowledge of eligibility for LEED for Neighborhood Development certification and unique aspects of the rating system, including its credit intents, key elements, main requirements and synergies. Throughout the day, LEED® Faculty™ engage you in discussions and interactive activities to help you understand core LEED for Neighborhood Development concepts and synergies.

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ND 301: Implementing the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System
Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Faculty: Ted Bardacke and Eliot Allen

Learn how to apply the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system by walking through the phases of a typical project and the key decisions that project teams must make, including key stakeholder considerations. Engage in interactive, case-based activities to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and rating system tools, including project forms. Required prior coursework: ND 251 or ND 252 or equivalent knowledge; familiarity with the rating system a must.

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Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Exhibit
Open from: October 4–October 15
Location: Royal Bank Plaza – South Tower Lobby (200 Bay Street, Toronto, ON)

Visit the Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling up Sustainability Exhibit, hosted by CaGBC and USGBC, during the Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Toronto, Ontario. The exhibit will highlight the LEED for Neighborhood Development program and the potential of sustainable communities both in the U.S. and across Canada. The Royal Bank Plaza is located at the corner of Bay and Front streets and is accessible by TTC and Go Transit (exit at Union Station).

Affordable Housing Summit
2C: Community & Neighborhoods (Breakout Session)
Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Sustainable, green communities should be accessible to everyone, but conflicting zoning requirements or ROI requirements do not always make this possible. The development of mixed-income green neighborhoods, however, can impact both while revitalizing distressed neighborhoods. This session will address the challenges – in terms of financing, gaining community support, and meeting social goals – through three mixed-income LEED-ND projects – Old Colony in Boston, Toronto Waterfront, and the Village at Market Creek in San Diego.

The Building Blocks of Green Neighborhoods: An Interactive LEED-ND-focused site planning exercise
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 802A – South Building (Convention Center)

Come experiment with one of the newest LEED rating systems, LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), by acting as a "developer" for a real Canadian project site. During an interactive block building exercise, you will work with fellow participants and, using a hands-on process, test development feasibility, site design and key LEED-ND credits for your proposed designs.

LEED for Neighborhood Development at the LEED Certification Work Zone
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. on Wednesday
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. on Thursday
Location: Room 703 – South Building (Convention Center)

NEW at Greenbuild 2011: Do you have questions about a LEED project review or about the certification process in general? Stop by the LEED Certification Work Zone for a chance to meet GBCI's LEED reviewers. LEED-ND and GBCI staff will be on site to answer meet with project team members and answer questions about LEED requirements and certification reviews.
Note: Although LEED-ND staff will only be available during the above times, the hours of the Work Zone extend from 8am-6pm on both days.

LEED for Neighborhood Development at the LEED Lounge
Time: 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: 800 Level– South Building (Outside of the South Exhibit Hall)

This year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo presents a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with current and future LEED programs through the LEED Lounge. USGBC staff and volunteers will introduce and discuss these programs as well as answer questions attendees may have. LEED for Neighborhood Development discussions will be held Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and the Lounge will also host a discussion on the Location & Transportation section of LEED 2012 Thursday from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Specialty Update: Get Your LEED-ND Project Moving!
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Learn stories straight from the field. This informal roundtable discussion will provide practical advice from LEED-ND experts, including the experience of implementing a project, potential stumbling blocks, and how to address phasing/certification stage issues. New resources available to assist in the LEED-ND certification process will be featured.

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