LEED for Neighborhood Development: Beyond the Building

We've all heard of LEED, but what is LEED for Neighborhood Development? The US Green Building Council's Jason Hercules explains. Here's our conversation from the recent EcoDistricts Summit in Boston.
Thursday, December 26, 2013 09:00 EST | 3
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12/27/2013 6:50:03 PM
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A Sense of Place
The idea of LEED helping to "create a sense of place" is very important, particularly among urban environments with unique histories (and their associated landmarks).

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/26/2013 2:09:42 PM
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Re: A thoughtful approach
I think that this holistic approach is absolutely the right one, and I'm curious to better understand how it's being rolled out - that is, whether it's something new that's being taught to communities, or whether this will be enforced through a government mandate, or what. Regardless, this seems to me like the true way forward, as opposed to simply rating buildings individually,

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
12/26/2013 11:38:07 AM
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A thoughtful approach
Bravo on this thoughtful approach to development. It's essential to use this kind of rating system going forward. We just don't have the option to do it wrong anymore, IMO. We can't afford more mistakes.

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