The next logical step beyond creating green buildings is creating green neighborhoods. And in 2009, that’s exactly what the Congress for the New Urbanism, Natural Resources Defense Council and U.S. Green Building Council did by creating LEED-ND. The same rating system that applies to specific buildings can now apply to entire neighborhoods, where the approach includes smart location and linkage, neighborhood pattern and design and green infrastructure and buildings.
Each of the three sub-categories have prerequisites and credits that our attorneys and planners can help you understand. How important housing and job proximity is as compared to local food production can make a big difference in whether or not an area qualifies. Our team understands these differences and it’s this critical information that makes a difference.