Neighbourhood Development

LEED® ND 2009

Registration for this rating system closed October 31, 2016. The certification sunset is June 30, 2021.
Please see the USGBC website for details. New projects must register under LEED v4.

Rating System with Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths

Outlines credit requirements and provides a credit checklist. Includes Canadian ACPs, which are formally approved approaches that provide clarity and guidance for Canadian projects, addressing sections of the rating system that contain US-specific standards or wording.

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LEED 2009 for ND with Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths

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Guidance for Canadian Projects

The CaGBC, in partnership with the USGBC, has developed guidance on the application of the Canadian ACPs for LEED-ND 2009. Topics covered include instructions for using LEED Online to submit documentation for the ACPs; certification submittals for the ACPs (where necessary); and helpful reference materials related specifically to the standards and methods in the ACPs. View the Guidance for Canadian Projects using LEED 2009 for Neighbourhood Development.

LEED-ND 2009 projects worldwide register and certify through Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). Canadian LEED-ND 2009 projects follow the same certification process, referring to the LEED-ND 2009 Canadian ACPs as required.


List of Canadian LEED 2009 for Neighbourhood Development projects (pdf)

List of Canadian LEED for Neighbourhood Development pilot projects (pdf)

USGBC LEED for Neighbourhood Development Resources (www)

A Citizen's Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development (pdf) - A hands-on introduction to LEED-ND, developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)