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LEED v2009
Neighborhood Development
Smart location & linkages
Preferred locations

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ND-v2009 SLLc1: Preferred locations 1-10 points

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Intent

To encourage development within existing cities, suburbs, and towns to reduce adverse environmental and public health effects associated with sprawl. To reduce development pressure beyond the limits of existing development. To conserve natural and financial resources required for construction and maintenance of infrastructure.

Requirements

Achieve any combination of requirements in the following three options:

Option 1. Location type
Locate the project in one of the following locations:
  1. A previously developed site that is not an adjacent site or infill site (1 point).
  2. An adjacent site that is also a previously developed site (2 points).
  3. An infill site that is not a previously developed site (3 points).
  4. An infill site that is also a previously developed site (5 points).

AND/OR

Option 2. Connectivity
Locate the project in an area that has existing connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of the project boundary, as listed to Table 1. Table 1. Points for connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of project

Intersections per square mile

Intersections per
square kilometer

Points

200-249

78-96

1

250-299

97-115

2

300-349

116-134

3

350-399

135-153

4

400 or more

≥ 154

5

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USGBC logo

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

Intent

To encourage development within existing cities, suburbs, and towns to reduce adverse environmental and public health effects associated with sprawl. To reduce development pressure beyond the limits of existing development. To conserve natural and financial resources required for construction and maintenance of infrastructure.

Requirements

Achieve any combination of requirements in the following three options:

Option 1. Location type
Locate the project in one of the following locations:
  1. A previously developed site that is not an adjacent site or infill site (1 point).
  2. An adjacent site that is also a previously developed site (2 points).
  3. An infill site that is not a previously developed site (3 points).
  4. An infill site that is also a previously developed site (5 points).

AND/OR

Option 2. Connectivity
Locate the project in an area that has existing connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of the project boundary, as listed to Table 1. Table 1. Points for connectivity within 1/2 mile (800 meters) of project

Intersections per square mile

Intersections per
square kilometer

Points

200-249

78-96

1

250-299

97-115

2

300-349

116-134

3

350-399

135-153

4

400 or more

≥ 154

5

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