Continuing Education

A Citizen’s Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development


1.5 Hours CE Auto Reporting No Expiration

Overview

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Approved Hours

USGBC and AIA (HSW) approved continuing education credit

This course is a plain-English reference aid designed to help you improve your community and neighborhood. It explains a sophisticated and innovative set of environmental standards called LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). LEED-ND takes the green certification concept beyond individual buildings and applies it to the neighborhood context. In particular, LEED-ND contains a set of measurable standards that collectively identify whether a development or proposed development of two buildings or more can be deemed environmentally superior, considering the development’s location and access, its internal pattern and design, and its use of green technology and building techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the environmental standards for green land development
  • Evaluate if a proposal for a new development is environmentally friendly
  • Assess an existing neighborhood to determine how green it is
  • Discuss implementing LEED ND standards in your own community