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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

Compact development

Possible 3 points


To conserve land and promote livability, transportation efficiency, and walkability by creating compact communities.


Construct or renovate a building that meets the dwelling unit per acre of buildable land area density defined in Table 1.

Table 1. Points for housing density

Single-family and low-rise multifamily projects
Midrise multifamily projects Points
of buildable land
of buildable land
of buildable land
of buildable land
≥ 7 ≥ 17 ≥ 30 ≥ 74 1
≥ 12 ≥ 30 ≥ 55 ≥ 136 2
≥ 20 ≥ 50 ≥ 80 ≥ 198 3

DU = dwelling units

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