Green/Sustainable Design Leed Cycle

LEED Ratings For Neighborhood Development

Introduction

Rapid increase in the population of USA leads to exponential land consumption. This growth continues and in fact it is estimated that currently, the population growth rate is three times. The way we build and utilize land will have a profound impact on both the earth and its ecosystem.

Over the past 50 years, segregated land use accessed by motorways led to the massive use of vehicles as a means of transport. This contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and specifically a larger percentage of this was attributes to individual cars.

Furthermore, automobile-oriented neighborhoods tend to be hostile to pedestrians and does not support traditional mixed-use neighborhood Centers. Unorganized sprawling neighborhoods also affected the natural habitat, endangered sensitive land and water sources as well as overwhelming municipal infrastructure.

Leadership In Energy And Environmental And Design (LEED) Program

 Green/Sustainable Design

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