LEED v4 BD+C: LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

Integrative Project Planning and Design


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 avoid development on inappropriate sites. To reduce vehicle distance traveled. To enhance livability and improve human health by encouraging daily physical activity


Sensitive Land Protection

To avoid the development of environmentally sensitive lands and reduce the environmental impact from the location of a building on a site.

  • Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting Ltd.

 High Priority Site

To encourage project location in areas with development constraints and promote the health of the surrounding area.

  • Envirobond Products Corporation
  • Gator International
  • Pontarolo Engineering Inc.
  • Terratechnik

Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses

To conserve land and protect farmland and wildlife habitat by encouraging development in  areas with existing infrastructure. To promote walkability, and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging daily physical activity.


Access to Quality Transit

To encourage development in locations shown to have multimodal transportation choices or otherwise reduced motor vehicle use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other environmental and public health harms associated with motor vehicle use.


Bicycle Facilities

To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

  • Bayview Cycle Centre
  • Bike Up
  • Gear Up
  • Performance Bike

Reduced Parking Footprint

To minimize the environmental harms associated with parking facilities, including automobile dependence, land consumption, and rainwater runoff.


Green Vehicles

To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.

  •  GE- WattStation

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