Our next event is Thursday, September 30th 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


smart location & linkages, neighborhood design & green building

This summer, NUMInnesota hosted a luncheon discussion on the new LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND), a rating system jointly developed by the CNU, USGBC and the Environmental Defense Council with additional help from Smart Growth America. The event consisted of a brief introductory presentation describing the basic parameters of LEED ND by Lauren Huynh of the Weidt Group, followed by an open discussion of the system's individual components and potential applicability. Brendon Slotterback presented his recent analyses looking at the applicability of LEED-ND throughout the Twin Cities region. As some of you may know HUD Secretary Donovan recently announced, while at CNU 18 in Atlanta, that the agency will now use LEED ND locational efficiency criteria to score HUD grant applications.

The Sept 30th roundtable, which will cover Smart Location & Linkages criteria (Part I) of LEED-ND, is the second in the series NU Minnesota is planning to host over the coming year on LEED-ND, and on the principles and techniques of achieving a more Sustainable Urbanism in our region. As in the past, we will provide coffee, water and a light lunch (subs or pizza) for a donation of $5.00. You're welcome to bring your own bag lunch as well.

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