Neighborhood Development Webinar Series (At-Your-Desk): 6.0 General and ND LEED-Specific GBCI Hrs

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • From your computer via Adobe Connect


  • one-person viewing access
  • You must have a discount code to use this registration.
  • This registration is only for winners of the Chapter Membership Drive.
  • one-person viewing access
  • This is an option for offices that want to broadcast the webinar in a conference room (GBCI credit is only allowed for 10 people)

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.
Registration for this event is closed.  Please join us for our next webinar series.

Learn more about LEED for Neighborhood Development from the comfort of your desk! (Approved for 6.0 General, 6.0 ND LEED-Specific hours, AIA LU|HSW|SD hours.)

The USGBC-Illinois is happy to announce our new remote webinar program.  Login from your computer each Wednesday from Nov 28th - Dec 19 from 12:00PM - 1:30PM and sit back, watch and learn.  Whether you are traveling, at work or home this is the perfect way to continue your Green education.

Registration includes all 4-sessions and login information comes to you via e-mail 2-days before the session (late registrants will receive no later than hour prior)

Session Descriptions:

Session 1 - 11/28  - LEED for Neighborhood Development: Sustainability Beyond Building: Green Communities: Bringing Smart Growth and New Urbanism into LEED Where communities are built, how communities are designed, and how they ultimately perform has a tremendous impact upon the environment and nearby residents of a neighborhood. Smart Growth and New Urbanism are two leading strategies for sustainable design that complement green design in the new LEED for Neighborhood Development certification system. Learn more about these two planning philosophies and how they can be implemented on the project level.

Session 2 - 12/5 - LEED for Neighborhood Development: Sustainability Beyond Building: Strategies for Urban Infill & Brownfield Redevelopment
USGBC has been testing the strengths and weaknesses of LEED for Neighborhood Development through nearly 240 pilot projects over the course of two years. Hear from two pilot case studies about lessons learned and best practices that have helped inform revisions to the rating system. Presenters will briefly describe the pilot project they have worked on, identify implementation challenges, and review areas where the rating system influences project decision making. 

Session 3  - 12/12 - LEED for Neighborhood Development: Sustainability Beyond Building: A Tool to Retrofit the Suburbs
The global economic crisis has shown that the rampant outward growth of most American metropolitan regions is both environmentally and financially unsustainable.  With large retailers going out of business and many suburban jurisdictions looking to alter their zoning codes and encourage more compact development, there are many opportunities to create walkable, urban places in the suburbs. Learn how LEED for Neighborhood Development can be used as an urban design tool in appropriate suburban locations to encourage this type of development through certified pilot case studies.

Session 4 -  12/19 - LEED for Neighborhood Development Credit-by-Credit Review: Getting Started
Now that you have enjoyed learning about the strategies of ND and have explored several case studies, learn how to implement the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System during your next project. This session will provide background information on the Rating System, describe key elements and unique features of LEED-ND, identify the stage of certification and timeline for your project, explain the LEED-ND registration and certification process, and determine if LEED-ND is a useful tool for your project.

$70 Chapter Members (one person viewing)
$120 Non-Members (one person viewing)
$500 Group Viewing for Office (up to 10 people can view)

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