Deadline: January 5, 2009
Washington, DC (November 24, 2008)- The rating system for LEED for Neighborhood Development (“the smart growth LEED”) has been thoroughly revised since the pilot program was initiated early last year and is available for public comment. The LEED for Neighborhood Development program was developed through a partnership of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the US Green Building Council.
NRDC has been the organizing partner on behalf of the smart growth community in the LEED-ND partnership. This is the first national program to use standards to define what is smart growth and separate the worthy from the pretenders. It is important that it does so accurately, since it will be influential in both the marketplace and public policy.
The comment period will be open through January 5. After this first round of comments, the LEED-ND core committee will make additional revisions and republish for an additional round of comments on the aspects that have been revised.
For more information, visit LEED-ND Open for First Draft Comments.