Celebration Pointe will be the first green transit-oriented development in the state and will seek LEED-ND
(Neighborhood Development) certification in keeping with national guidelines for community sustainability.
The Current, a 17-story high-rise rental tower developed by Anderson Pacific LLC, Ledcor Properties and QUALICO, and managed by Alliance Residential Company, makes its mark as the first residential building in Long Beach, Calif., to be awarded LEED-NC Silver Certification, as well as the first project to achieve LEED-ND
Gold in the city.
The development is certified LEED-ND
(Neighborhood Development) Silver and the 11 buildings in Phase I are certified LEED-H (Homes) Gold.
CarbonPlanner projects GHG reductions associated with LEED-ND
credits, extending the power of LEED.
The new LEED-ND
(for Neighborhood Development) category focuses on complete residential, commercial and mixed-use projects developed by a single entity.
It is the highest designation and the first LEED-ND
Platinum certification in New York City, as well as the first Platinum certification for a university campus plan nationally.
Building on existing LEED rating systems, LEED-ND
looks beyond the single building footprint and focuses on improvements at the neighborhood scale.
The USGBC, in collaboration with other environmental and planning organizations, has now developed LEED-Neighborhood Design standards, or LEED-ND
, which rate whole communities for energy efficiency and environmental impact.
Urban Villages comply with the essential components of LEED-ND
, and a proposal is being made in the city's comprehensive plan update to use LEED-ND
as a tool to measure the long-term sustainability of proposed Urban Village master plans.
The LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND
) guidelines, as well as best practices for creating high-performance healing environments as outlined by LEED for Healthcare, informed the process.
Dockside Green is the prototype for Platinum LEED-ND
(Neighborhood Development) certification.