Manipulating the System

The introduction of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program into the building and real estate market allowed environmentalists to breathe a sigh of relief. Buildings, the leading producer of GHGs, finally had a trendy and very marketable adaptation technique ... read more »

Planning Director - Minneapolis

Mayor R.T. Rybak City Hall, Room 331 350 South Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 ... read more »

The Plan for Transformation, LEED-ND Style

Beginning in 2000, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the most ambitious redevelopment of public housing since the 1950s.   ... read more »

CNU, NRDC and USGBC Share Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Honor

Yesterday - Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - was a day of celebration and achievement for CNU. ... read more »

No-Cost Technical Assistance for Your Community!

Bring greater sustainabiliy to your community!  Apply for technical assistance in implementing LEED for Neighborhood Development standards to a future project.  A letter from Global Green: ... read more »

Integrating LEED-Neighborhood Development into Business and Development in Texas

Doug Farr is the Chair of U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee and the founding principal of the architecture and urban design firm Farr Associates, which is regarded as one of the most sustainable practices in the country.  As chair of the LEED... read more »

Tell the US Green Building Council How It Can Improve LEED Certification System

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is in the process of updating its green building rating systems including LEED-ND  and is encouraging public comments. The public comment period is closing this Wednesday, September 14. ... read more »

Cool Planning: LEED-ND in Plain English

In giving some advice on LEED-ND on Pro-Urb, John Anderson once wrote "LEED-ND is a reasonable (but in my view excruciating) way to go."  He suggested other paths to get to a similar place with "less brain damage." ... read more »

Ways to Use LEED-ND

Kaid Benfield recently wrote a blog entry about how local groups and citizens can use LEED-ND. Check it out here! ... read more »