SSC2011_Kaid Benfield PPT

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SSC2011_Kaid Benfield PPT

  1. 1. How NRDC Approaches Sustainable Housing & Communities<br />© 2011, NRDC<br />Chicago; Southern California metro region; Mt Pleasant, SC<br />
  2. 2. Natural Resources Defense Council<br /><ul><li>National non-profit environmental organization
  3. 3. Founded 1970
  4. 4. Staff of 400
  5. 5. Priorities: energy & climate, oceans, health, natural ecosystems, water, communities
  6. 6. Offices: NYC, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Beijing</li></ul>© 2011, NRDC<br />
  7. 7. NRDC & Communities<br /><ul><li>We pursue modelsolutionsfor the places where Americans live, work and play
  8. 8. Neighborhoods
  9. 9. Metro regions
  10. 10. Key urban systems (e.g., transportation, water, food)</li></ul>© 2011, NRDC<br />Philadelphia; DC metro region; Denver<br />
  11. 11. Examples:Enterprise Green Communities<br /><ul><li>Program for green affordable homes
  12. 12. Launched 2005
  13. 13. NRDC was national green partner
  14. 14. 5-year goals: 8500 homes, $550m in loans, grants & equity</li></ul>Denny Park & High Point, Seattle<br />© 2011, NRDC<br />
  15. 15. LEED for Neighborhood Development<br /><ul><li>Identifies & rewards smart, green development
  16. 16. Smart location
  17. 17. Neighborhood layout & design
  18. 18. Green infrastructure & buildings
  19. 19. 104 projects certified so far
  20. 20. Being recognized by governments</li></ul>Victoria, BC; Napa, CA; Rockville, MD<br />© 2011, NRDC<br />
  21. 21. LEED-ND & Affordable Housing<br />© 2011, NRDC<br />Clockwise from upper left: Savannah; Oakland; Oakland; Bronx, NY<br />
  22. 22. A Citizen’s Guide to LEED-ND<br />www.nrdc.org/cities/smartgrowth/leed<br />
  23. 23. Partnership for Distressed Neighborhoods<br /><ul><li>NRDC working with LISC
  24. 24. Goal: assist CDCs in green practices
  25. 25. Create national models
  26. 26. Develop templates
  27. 27. Meet LEED-ND standards </li></ul>© 2011, NRDC<br />Indianapolis<br />
  28. 28. Please Visit My Blog:<br />www.kaidbenfield.com<br />© 2011, NRDC<br />

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