26 May '11, 1pm

Knowing when it's #green: A Citizen's Guide to (#LEED for) Neighborhood Development (via @Kaid_at_NRDC)

Knowing when it's #green: A Citizen's Guide to (#LEED for) Neighborhood Development (via @Kaid_at_NRDC)

If you are like most of us, you have wondered whether or not a proposal for new development in your community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally friendly, or whether you should support it. A Citizen’s Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development is a hands-on introduction that NRDC developed for local environmental groups, smart growth organizations, neighborhood residents and just about anyone interested in making our communities better and greener. It is available for free and can be downloaded here . LEED-ND is a comprehensive and logical rating system that reflects the most current thinking about smart, green, sustainable, and well-designed neighborhoods. For neighborhood-scale development to be certified by the US Green Building Council as environmentally exemplary, it must meet the criteria contained in the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system ....

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/knowing_when_...

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