In a partnership with the Colorado chapters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), I have volunteered to take on the task of identifying recently developed neighborhoods that may qualify for LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design with multiple rating systems including the most popular New Construction (or LEED-NC).
The following are Colorado developments that are pilot projects for LEED-ND:
- Aspen Club Living, Aspen
- Ever Vail, Vail
- Horizon Uptown, Aurora
- Metropolitan Gardens, Denver
- Park Avenue Redevelopment-Block 3, Denver
- Snowmass Base Village, Snowmass Village
- Stapleton, Denver
- Washington Village, Boulder
I have assembled several other new urban neighborhoods in the State of Colorado, which can also be found in CNU Colorado published book Colorado Urbanizing, that I feel have the potential to meet the requirements of LEED-ND. Please send comments, etc. if you feel that I have missed a neighborhood that would qualify as this is meant to be a working list.
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