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LEED v4.1

Core and Shell

Location & Transportation
LEED for Neighborhood Development Location

LEED CREDIT

CS-v4.1 LTc1: LEED for Neighborhood Development location 12-20 points

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Tristan Roberts

LEED AP BD+C, LFA

The Laurentia Project, HPDC
Technical Director

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Intent

To avoid development on inappropriate sites. To reduce vehicle distance traveled. To enhance livability and improve human health by encouraging daily physical activity.

Requirements

Locate the project within the boundary of a development certified under LEED for Neighborhood Development (Stage 2 or Stage 3 under the Pilot or v2009 rating systems, Certified Plan or Certified Built Project under the LEED v4 rating system).

Projects attempting this credit are not eligible to earn points under other Location and Transportation credits.

Table 1. Points for LEED ND location.

Certification level Points BD&C Points BD&C (Core and Shell) Points BD&C (Schools) Points BD&C (Healthcare)
Certified 8 8 8 5
Silver 10 12 10 6
Gold 12 16 12 7
Platinum 16 20 15 9
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LEEDuser expert

Tristan Roberts

LEED AP BD+C, LFA

The Laurentia Project, HPDC
Technical Director

USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To avoid development on inappropriate sites. To reduce vehicle distance traveled. To enhance livability and improve human health by encouraging daily physical activity.

Requirements

Locate the project within the boundary of a development certified under LEED for Neighborhood Development (Stage 2 or Stage 3 under the Pilot or v2009 rating systems, Certified Plan or Certified Built Project under the LEED v4 rating system).

Projects attempting this credit are not eligible to earn points under other Location and Transportation credits.

Table 1. Points for LEED ND location.

Certification level Points BD&C Points BD&C (Core and Shell) Points BD&C (Schools) Points BD&C (Healthcare)
Certified 8 8 8 5
Silver 10 12 10 6
Gold 12 16 12 7
Platinum 16 20 15 9

LEEDuser expert

Tristan Roberts

LEED AP BD+C, LFA

The Laurentia Project, HPDC
Technical Director

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