LEED 2009 ND Now Available
OTTAWA - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has finalized the Canadian Compliance Paths for the LEED for Neighbourhood Development 2009 rating system, and they are now available to the public online. These Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) were developed by the CaGBC to provide clarity and guidance for Canadian Neighbourhood Development projects, addressing sections of the rating system that contain US-specific standards or wording.
LEED 2009 ND is the latest version of the LEED-ND rating system, which was developed to guide and assess sustainable community development. It awards points to developments for elements like walkability of the neighbourhood, and design that encourages people to frequent local shops and public spaces. The ACPs were developed under the guidance of the Canadian LEED-ND Core Committee, which endeavoured to make the tool as applicable as possible to all regions of the country. This is fitting, as there are currently eight Canadian LEED 2009 ND projects underway across the country.
Canadian projects interested in pursuing LEED 2009 ND certification are encouraged to review and employ the ACPs as needed, as part of their certification process.
For more information on Canadian LEED-ND project certification and other LEED-ND resources, please visit our www.cagbc.org. (image CAGBC)