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Technical Guidance Manual for Sustainable Neighborhoods

Not Applicable
U.S. Federal
Urban | Suburban | Rural
The sections of this manual are designed to parallel a typical municipality’s land development plans, regulations, and related policies. It begins by presenting strategies to integrate LEED-ND criteria into local planning policies as expressed in comprehensive plans and special area plans. It then presents strategies for incorporating LEED-ND criteria into traditional zoning code sections, site plan and subdivision regulations, and other land use development standards, including building and related codes. Finally, it introduces strategies for including LEED-ND criteria in non-regulatory initiatives, streamlining the project review and approval process, and providing incentives and assistance for sustainable neighborhood development. Each section references the prerequisites and credits of the 2009 LEED-ND rating system and presents local best practice examples and illustrative case studies.