LEED for Neighborhood Development: Pilot and Policy Tool

Washington, DC (February 7, 2008)- The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building into the first national standard for neighborhood design. It is now being pilot tested with 240 projects.

The session will include a brief overview of the program, and case studies of pilot projects will be incorporated to provide real-life context. The discussion will then shift to an analysis of how LEED for Neighborhood Development could be used as a tool by local governments to help address their sustainability goals.
Speakers will examine several potential uses, including using it as an evaluative tool, or the basis for structural and financial incentives.
Eliot Allen will also present an example land analysis methodology created by Criterion Planners using the rating system to identify sites eligible for certification. Significant time will be designated for Q&A.
Jennifer Henry, Director, U.S. Green Building Council
Jason Hartke, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, U.S. Green Building Council
Elizabeth Schilling, Principal, Urban Associates
Eliot Allen, Principal, Criterion Planners, Inc.
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities