Cities & Communities

LEED for greener, more resilient communities 

LEED for Cities and Communities helps local leaders create sustainable plans for a community’s natural systems, energy, water, waste, and transportation as well as other factors contributing to residents’ quality of life.

The LEED framework encompasses environmental, social and economic performance indicators with a clear, data-driven way to benchmark and communicate progress that is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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LEED v4.1 

LEED v4.1 expands options for LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities to include two new project types — the planning and design phase, and existing cities. Among the updates are

  • Includes standards from the STAR Community Rating System and elements of GBCI green energy and infrastructure rating systems like PEER and SITES
  • Triple bottom line approach with scalable metrics that work at the city, county and regional scale
  • Performance standards, proven strategies and best practice to provide flexible pathways to measure and advance progress 
  • Greater focus on improved social equity, quality of life and standard of living

Plan your project’s path to certification. Explore the LEED Credit Library.

Looking for LEED technical documents? Check out our resources.

Technical Resources

Confirmation of Agent’s Authority

January 1, 2022 The Certification Agreement is acknowledged during registration. If the building…
May 11, 2022

Certification Agreement

January 1, 2022 The Certification Agreement is a binding agreement for certification services…
May 11, 2022

LEED for Homes v4 / v4.1 Canadian ACP Submittal Tool

Tool for submitting ACPs for LEED for Homes v4 / v4.1
March 29, 2022

Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths, Interpretations and Tips for LEED v4 BD+C: Homes and Multifamily

ACPs, interpretations and tips for Homes and Multifamily projects
March 29, 2022

Latest Case Studies

Technopôle Angus

Billed as both a green neighbourhood and an employment hub aimed at attracting…
May 22, 2018

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Guide will help building sector seize opportunities for timely and sustainable carbon reductions…
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