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LEED for Homes Discount

The USGBC will be offering a 10% discount on LEED for Homes registration fees effective 8/8/11 for projects that register for both LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development.  LEED-ND pilot projects can use the discount.

The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design. LEED for Neighborhood Development is a collaboration among USGBC, Congress for the New Urbanism, and theNatural Resources Defense Council.

LEED-ND certification provides independent, third-party verification that a development’s location and design meet accepted high levels of environmentally responsible, sustainable development. For more information on certification and to find other resources, view the Neighborhood Development Resources web page.

HUD to use LEED ND for Grant Selections

Reminder: A LEED for Homes development located in a LEED ND project area will receive full points for the “Locations and Linkages (LL)” category (learn more).  This also pertains to the new Sustainable Communities regional planning grant NOFA announced June 24.

Federal agency encourages smart growth, location efficiency and green communities

The federal government took a major step toward its mission to advance sustainability practices among buildings and communities when U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that LEED® for Neighborhood Development will be used to score the location efficiency of grant applications. HUD will apply this criteria to grant submissions to the upcoming Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and others, totaling $3.25 billion in available grant funds. Read more

LEED ND and LEED for Homes

NEW LEED for Neighborhood Development launch event in Chicago on Thursday, April 29.

Since 2000, USGBC has been working to transform the built environment – one building at a time. During this time, the green building movement has experienced a surge so great that no longer can we only focus on single buildings. Expanding upon the promise of a more prosperous future through green building, USGBC, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) have partnered together to make green communities a core focus. Read more