LEED for Neighborhood Development

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD…

WHAT IT IS

Is your local grocery store within walking distance…and is there a sidewalk for you to trek there safely? Does your neighborhood boast high-performing green buildings, parks and green space? Do bikes, pedestrians and vehicles play nicely together on the road? LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) was engineered to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods. It looks beyond the scale of buildings to consider entire communities.

The LEED AP ND professional credential differentiates you as an expert in the field: it applies to individuals participating in the planning, design and development of sustainable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, and denotes practical knowledge in the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.

WHO IT’S FOR

While you may apply the LEED ND rating system to projects at any stage of the development process, from planning through construction, we've provided two certification options that reflect important project milestones.

PLAN CERTIFICATION

Certification is available to your neighborhood-scale project if it's currently in any phase of planning and design. Plan certification helps you or your developers market and fund your project among prospective tenants, financiers, public officials, etc. by affirming your intended sustainability strategies.

BUILT PROJECT CERTIFICATION

Designed for neighborhood-scale projects that are near completion, or were completed within the last three years.

77%

The number of people who look for neighborhoods with abundant sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly features, according to a consumer preference survey.

Neighborhood Development

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