Integrative Process

To support high-performance, cost-effective project outcomes through an early analysis of the interrelationships among systems.

LEED for Neighborhood Development Location

To minimize the environmental damage of land development practices by building homes in LEED for Neighborhood Development–certified communities.

Floodplain Avoidance

To reduce the environmental impact of the development footprint.

Site Selection

To encourage construction in environmentally preferable locations and avoid development of sensitive lands.

Compact Development

To conserve land and promote livability, transportation efficiency, and walkability by creating compact communities.

Access to Quality Transit

To reduce pollution and land development effects from automobile use.

Community Resources

To encourage daily walking and bicycling and to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and automobile dependence.