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LEED ND: Plan | v3 - LEED 2009

Innovation and exemplary performance

IDc1 | Possible 5 points


To encourage exemplary performance above the requirements set by the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System and/or innovative performance in green building, smart growth, or new urbanism categories not specifically addressed by the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System.


In writing, identify the intent of the proposed innovation credit, the proposed requirement for compliance, the proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance, and the design approach and strategies that might be used to meet the requirements.

One point is awarded for each IDP Credit 1 earned, up to a total of 5. No more than 3 exemplary performance credits will be awarded in the Innovation and Design Process category.

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