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LEED v2009
Neighborhood Development
Neighborhood Pattern & Design
Local food production

LEED CREDIT

ND-v2009 NPDc13: Local food production 1 point

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Intent

To promote community-based food production, improve nutrition through increased access to fresh produce, support preservation of small farms producing a wide variety of crops, reduce the negative environmental effects of large-scale industrialized agriculture, and support local economic development that increases the economic value and production of farmlands and community gardens.

Requirements

Establish covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R) or other forms of deed restrictions which state that the growing of produce is not prohibited in project areas, including greenhouses, any portion of residential front, rear, or side yards; or balconies, patios, or rooftops. Greenhouses but not gardens may be prohibited in front yards that face the street.

AND

Option 1. Neighborhood farms and gardens
Dedicate permanent and viable growing space and/or related facilities (such as greenhouses) within the project according to the areas specified in Table 1 (exclusive of existing dwellings). Provide solar access, fencing, watering systems, garden bed enhancements (such as raised beds), secure storage space for tools, and pedestrian access for these spaces. Ensure that the spaces are owned and managed by an entity that includes occupants of the project in its decision making, such as a community group, homeowners’ association, or public body.

Project density
(DU/acre)

Project density
(DU/hectare)

Growing space
(sf/DU)

Growing space
(sqm/DU)

> 7 and ≤14

> 17.5 and ≤ 35

200

18.5

> 14 and ≤ 22

> 35 and ≤ 55

100

9

> 22 and ≤ 28

> 55 and ≤ 69

80

7.5

> 28 and ≤ 35

> 69 and ≤ 86.5

70

6.5

> 35

> 86.5

60

5.5

DU = dwelling unit; sf = square feet.

 

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

Intent

To promote community-based food production, improve nutrition through increased access to fresh produce, support preservation of small farms producing a wide variety of crops, reduce the negative environmental effects of large-scale industrialized agriculture, and support local economic development that increases the economic value and production of farmlands and community gardens.

Requirements

Establish covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R) or other forms of deed restrictions which state that the growing of produce is not prohibited in project areas, including greenhouses, any portion of residential front, rear, or side yards; or balconies, patios, or rooftops. Greenhouses but not gardens may be prohibited in front yards that face the street.

AND

Option 1. Neighborhood farms and gardens
Dedicate permanent and viable growing space and/or related facilities (such as greenhouses) within the project according to the areas specified in Table 1 (exclusive of existing dwellings). Provide solar access, fencing, watering systems, garden bed enhancements (such as raised beds), secure storage space for tools, and pedestrian access for these spaces. Ensure that the spaces are owned and managed by an entity that includes occupants of the project in its decision making, such as a community group, homeowners’ association, or public body.

Project density
(DU/acre)

Project density
(DU/hectare)

Growing space
(sf/DU)

Growing space
(sqm/DU)

> 7 and ≤14

> 17.5 and ≤ 35

200

18.5

> 14 and ≤ 22

> 35 and ≤ 55

100

9

> 22 and ≤ 28

> 55 and ≤ 69

80

7.5

> 28 and ≤ 35

> 69 and ≤ 86.5

70

6.5

> 35

> 86.5

60

5.5

DU = dwelling unit; sf = square feet.

 

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