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LEED BD+C: Schools | v4 - LEED v4

LEED for Neighborhood Development location

Possible 15 points


To avoid development on inappropriate sites. To reduce vehicle distance traveled. To enhance livability and improve human health by encouraging daily physical activity.


Locate the project within the boundary of a development certified under LEED for Neighborhood Development (Stage 2 or Stage 3 under the Pilot or 2009 rating systems, Certified Plan or Certified Project under the LEED v4 rating system).

Projects attempting this credit are not eligible to earn points under other Location and Transportation credits.

Points are awarded according to the following table.

Table 1. Points for LEED-ND location

Certification level Points BD&C  
Points BD&C (Core and Shell)
Points BD&C (Schools)
Points BD&C (Healthcare) Points
Certified 8 8 8 5 8
Silver 10 12 10 6 10
Gold 12 16 12 7 12
Platinum 16 20 15 9 18

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