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LEED v4
Warehouses & Dist. Ctrs. - NC
Location & Transportation
LEED for Neighborhood Development location

LEED CREDIT

Warehouses-NC-v4 LTc1: LEED for Neighborhood Development location 8-16 points

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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 2009 rating systems, Certified Plan or Certified Project under the LEED v4 rating system).

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

Points are awarded according to the following table.

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) Points
ID&C
Certified 8 8 8 5 8
Silver 10 12 10 6 10
Gold 12 16 12 7 12
Platinum 16 20 15 9 18
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© 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 2009 rating systems, Certified Plan or Certified Project under the LEED v4 rating system).

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

Points are awarded according to the following table.

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) Points
ID&C
Certified 8 8 8 5 8
Silver 10 12 10 6 10
Gold 12 16 12 7 12
Platinum 16 20 15 9 18

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

Learn more about The Cost of LEED v4 »

Does the LEED-ND site have to be certified, or can it be in the process of certification?

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Our building wants to pursue several Location and Transportation credits, but we’re already attempting LTc1. Can we still go for other LT credits?

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What information about the LEED-ND project do we need to provide in our application?

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Which type of LEED-ND projects are not eligible for this credit?

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Tristan Roberts

LEED AP BD+C, LFA

The Laurentia Project, HPDC
Technical Director

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