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LEED v2009
Neighborhood Development
Neighborhood Pattern & Design
Walkable streets

LEED CREDIT

ND-v2009 NPDc1: Walkable Streets 1-12 points

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Requirements

A project may earn a maximum of 12 points according to the schedule in Table 1:

Items achieved

Points

2–3

1

4–5

2

6–7

3

8–9

4

10

7

11

8

12

9

13

10

14

11

15–16

12

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Addenda

2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the seventh line of the first paragraph with the following:Existing streets and non-motorized streets are exempt from this credit, and projects with no internal streets are not eligible.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Replace the second sentence with the following:Building height is measured to eaves or the top of the roof for a flat-roof structure, and street width is measured fa
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the last sentence of requirement a with the following:If the public space is a square, park, or plaza, it must be at least 50 feet deep, measured at a point perpendicular to each entry.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/19/2010Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the text with "Step 4. In Figure 4, for example, the two street frontages have a total length of 700 feet, with 350 feet of building width meeting the minimum building-height-to-street-centerline ratio, or 50% of total frontage length."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
4/14/2010Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the image
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
5/9/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
In the first line of the paragraph, replace "building" with "buildings"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/1/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In the first sentence of the first paragraph, remove the word "new." Replace the 6th sentence of the paragraph (begins with "Existing streets are...") with the following: "Existing streets and non-motorized streets may be exempted from this credit, and projects with no internal streets are not eligible."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Replace the last sentence of requirement a with the following:If the public space is a square, park, or plaza, it must be at least 50 feet deep, measured at a point perpendicular to each entry.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the second sentence with the following:Building height is measured to eaves or the top of the roof for a flat-roof structure, and street width is measured fa
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/1/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
(1) In the first line of parts "n" and "o," remove the word "new" (2) At the end of each item\'s text, add the text "(existing streets may be exempted from calculations)"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the second sentence with the following:Building height is measured to eaves or the top of the roof for a flat-roof structure, and street width is measured fa
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
Replace all instances of “Vehicle Miles Traveled 'VMT'” with “Vehicle distance traveled”
Add the following metric conversions:
"(15 meters)" after all instances of "50 feet"
"(300 millimeters)" after"1 foot"
" or 900 millimeters" after"3 feet" and "(meters)" after "feet"
"(2.5 meters)" after "8 feet"
"(1.2 meters)" after "4 feet"
Section b. Forth bullet delete the following statement: "Building height is measured to eaves or the top of the roof for a flat-roof structure, and street width is measured façade to façade."
Add : "(or a local equivalent for projects outside the U.S.)" after the National Register of Historic Places or National Park Service
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
11/1/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
(1) In the first line of parts "n" and "o," remove the word "new" (2) At the end of each item\'s text, add the text "(existing streets may be exempted from calculations)"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
5/9/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In the first line of the paragraph, replace "building" with "buildings"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
2/2/2011Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Replace the second sentence with the following:Building height is measured to eaves or the top of the roof for a flat-roof structure, and street width is measured fa
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
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Requirements

A project may earn a maximum of 12 points according to the schedule in Table 1:

Items achieved

Points

2–3

1

4–5

2

6–7

3

8–9

4

10

7

11

8

12

9

13

10

14

11

15–16

12

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