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Walkable Street- Item D Functional Entries

ND-Plan-v4 NPDc1: Walkable Streets
posted by Martine Desbois on Nov 15, 2016, 6:08 pm

Hi Elliot,
Our project team is uncertain about the wording of the Step-by-Step explanation for this item. When we measure the block length for the nominator of the equation we add block...

Walkable Street- Item D Functional Entries

ND-Plan-v4 NPDc1: Walkable Streets
posted by Ian Scott on Nov 28, 2016, 3:57 pm

Where a mixed-used building as a mix of residential and non-residential and both residential and non-residential building entrances. Do both residential and non-residential entrances count? When...

walkable Street- Item C- MU / NR distance to sidewalks

ND-Plan-v4 NPDc1: Walkable Streets
posted by Ian Scott on Nov 28, 2016, 4:23 pm

This credit item indicates that it is building facades must be within "within 1 foot (300 millimeters) of a sidewalk or equivalent walking route." But then in Step by Step guidance it indicates...


ND-Plan-v4 GIBc17: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by William Gagnon on May 11, 2017, 9:45 am


Any examples of CC&Rs relative to...

Requirement (k). Elevated ground-floor dwelling units

ND-Plan-v4 NPDc1: Walkable Streets
posted by Noriko Nagazumi on Jun 23, 2017, 8:58 am


Our project doesn't have any ground-floor dwelling units. In this case, the project can achieve this requirement or not?

We appreciate any instruction in advance.

Food production in a Business District?

ND-Plan-v4 NPDc13: Local food production
posted by Sareet Benayahu on Oct 16, 2018, 4:06 am

Hi. our LEED ND Plan project is for a business and retail sector, with congress halls and hotels. no residential units are planned. Can the project be eligible for these points if there is a...

USGBC- approved equivalent standards for non-US projects

ND-Plan-v4 GIBp2: Minimum building energy performance
posted by James Woodall on Apr 22, 2020, 12:54 pm


Does anyone know if there is a document available summarising the pre-approved USGBC equivalent standards to ASHRAE 90.1 governing energy performance for projects outside the US?


Excluded area

ND-Plan-v4 SLLc1: Preferred locations
posted by Blanca de la Fuente on Jan 27, 2021, 7:53 am

Hello, I've a doubt regarding the excluded area to calculate the land area within the 800m-boundary, in the guide it is written:

"When determining area, include street rights-of-way....

Sidewalks width

ND-Plan-v4 NPDp1: Walkable Streets
posted by Gabriela Mesquita on Feb 21, 2022, 7:51 am

Hello, I have a query.
In the Walkable Streets Prerequisite, specifically at point C.

"C. Continuous sidewalks or equivalent all-weather routes for walking are...

How does Open Space play a role in the 1: 1.5 ratio?

ND-Plan-v4 NPDp1: Walkable Streets
posted by Jennifer Turchin on Mar 10, 2022, 1:06 pm

If at least 40% of the block length of the circulation network within the project has to have a minimum building height-to-street centerline ratio of 1:1.5 how does open space play into this...