LEED AP ND, CNU-A
A principal with Criterion Planners in Portland, Oregon, Allen was on the original LEED-ND core committee, has been a USGBC program consultant from 2007 to the present, has been an author of the LEED Reference Guide, LEED Online forms, and USGBC curriculum, has conducted 200+ LEED certification reviews, is a member of the LEED Faculty, and serves on the Location & Planning Technical Advisory Group (TAG).
LEED AP BD+C
The webcast will be moderated by Tristan Roberts, editor of LEEDuser.com, a website that provides how-to resources for LEED certification teams. Tristan is also Editorial Director for BuildingGreen, publishers of LEEDuser as well as Environmental Building News, GreenSpec, and BuildingGreen.com.
USGBC's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system has tackled energy and other sustainability issues head-on. And since the great recession of 2008, ND-style neighborhoods have displayed some of the strongest economic resilience because of their cost-efficient locations and qualities, such as transit access.
As a result, LEED-ND has become a popular rating system both in the U.S. and internationally.
Unfortunately, ND's many requirements are often extremely difficult to master and apply. Documentation errors are common, and resources for help are few and far between.
LEEDuser has put together a members-only webcast to clarify the crucial issues and get you up to speed on LEED-ND. This webcast, featuring LEED Faculty member Eliot Allen, will cover the following topics:
A Q&A session will answer your questions about LEED-ND.
LEED-ND's payoff comes in the triple bottom line of the "30% neighborhood," where resource efficiencies can be improved at least 30%, pollution and emissions are reduced 30%, and economic performance posts equal gains. The webcast will cover these and other aspects of ND's business case, including:
The webcast will answer the following questions:
About one-third of registered ND projects are located outside the U.S., and they face special challenges using a rating system that was designed to operate with U.S. standards. These include regulatory mechanisms and common design practices that may or may not be readily transferable to other countries. Our webcast will provide tips for how these projects can navigate LEED-ND requirements.