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Greening the Neighborhood: An Introduction to LEED-ND

This course introduces the LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) system with a review of its goals and major users and the business case for undertaking ND projects. Also learn about rating system prerequisites and credit requirements, the certification process, and technical resources available for assembling successful certification submissions.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (51 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Green Neighborhood Goals and Strategies (13 mins)
  • 3. The Business Case For Green Neighborhoods (6 mins)
  • 4. LEED-ND Prerequisites and Credits (8 mins)
  • 5. LEED-ND Certification Process (10 mins)
  • 6. Technical Resources for Green Neighborhoods (9 mins)

Course Description

The LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) rating system certifies the sustainability of neighborhoods using an integrated set of smart growth, new urbanist, and green construction principles. This course introduces the ND system with a review of its goals and major users and the business case for undertaking ND projects. Also learn about rating system prerequisites and credit requirements, the certification process, and technical resources available for assembling successful certification submissions.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • LEED
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Walkability

AICP CM

This course is approved for .75 AICP CM credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen, certified, LEED AP-ND, is an urban planner and Principal with Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon. Eliot has supervised certification reviews for over 200 neighborhoods worldwide.

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