Principals of LEED-ND and Local Governments
Journey
• Overview of LEED-ND
• Local Examples:
• Aurora
• Arvada
• Denver
• I...
LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND)
Joint effort of the US Green Building Council, the
Congress for New Urbanism, ...
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Why LEED-ND?
Urban v Suburban Energy Use
Source: Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC for the EPA
Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public
Transportation For Others
"With traffic congestion, pollution,
and oil s...
LEED-ND: Quantifiable Sustainability Planning
Three Stages of Certification
Stage 1 : Pre-Review (optional): Intended to
assist with entitlement approvals
Stage 2 : Cer...
Smart Locations and Linkages (SLL)
27 Points Possible
6 Prerequisites
 Location
 Water
 Imperiled Species
 Wetlands
 ...
Neighborhood Pattern and Design (NPD)
44 Points Possible
3 Prerequisites
 Urban Design
 Density
 Connectivity
Major Poi...
Green Infrastructure and Building (GIB)
29 Points Possible
4 Prerequisites
 Certified Green Building
 Energy Efficiency
...
Innovation in Design (ID)
6 Points Possible
 Innovation
 Exemplary Performance
Regional Priority (RP)
4 Points Possible (out of 6)
For 80203
GIBc15 Recycled Content in Infrastructure
GIBc4 Water-Effici...
Thank You!
C2
Sustainability
www.c2sustainability.com
Conor Merrigan | conor@c2green.com
Cliff Lind | cliff@c2green.com
Sustainable Infill &
Redevelopment
Aurora Department of Planning and
Development Services
Mix it up.
SIR means more flexibility and less expense.
SIR means less regulation.
SIR means energy and resource efficienc...
• Some large areas of Aurora have an uncertain
future.
• Areas are dynamic: some properties are
being improved while other...
Why not have an all-purpose zone that
permits a mix of residential and
commercial uses where development is
at least as ea...
Before SIR: Gardens on Havana
Before SIR: PD mixed use zones
at Mississippi and Havana
One Very Big
Book
Possibilities with SIR
Establish foundation for redevelopment
Buckley and Iliff
Current Zoning
Commercial Success
Visibility and Accessibility
Pad site on corner does well.
Pad Sites Along Iliff
The Interior of the Center
Limited Visibility and Accessibility
How Can We Help?
Rezone to SIR
One Possible Future
Build residential on southern half:
Residential and Commercial both conforming uses
New Street
p
Resid...
Why SIR?
• Allows for a variety of uses
• Allows intense development where
appropriate and compatible
• Some flexibility i...
Incentives for Using SIR
1. Free rezoning within the target areas
2. Streamlines review process for site plans in
SIR
3. F...
SIR Target Areas
Where Not to Use It
• Established single family residential areas
• E-470 and other master planned communities
• Parks and...
SIR Handbook
Example of SIR Goals
New Popular Public Spaces
Energy and Resource Efficiency
Example of SIR Goals
High Quality Design
Enhance the Value of
Properties
Example of SIR Goals
Better Pedestrian Connections
www.auroragov.org/sirdistrict
Contact: Mike Smyth – Planning – 303-739-
7184 or msmyth@auroragov.org
City of Arvada
Sustainability Programs
Rocky Mountain Green Conference
April 26, 2013
…is a way of honoring Arvada's rich heritage and
preserving our resources to foster economic prosperity,
environmental ste...
Community Vitality/Community Agriculture
Energy
Land Use
Transportation
Waste
Water
Topics Included in SustainTopics Inclu...
Leading By Example
(municipal operations)
 In 2008 650 kW of ground mounted
photovoltaic cells installed at the
Ralston Water Treatment Plant at W.
64th Avenue and...
Renewable Energy
on City Facilities
 56 kW system on
City Hall
 9.9 kW system on
City Hall Annex
 7.6 kW at Nature
Cent...
LED Traffic Lights
Xeriscape water conserving
plants
Computerized irrigation
of all parks
40% of City Fleet
runs on alternative
fuel
LEED Standard for City Buildings
 City Council established LEED Silver for any
new city buildings August 2012
 Two polic...
Recycling and Composting in City
Facilities
Big Belly Solar Compactor
Traffic Signal
Management
 Reduce Idling
 Move traffic through
intersections more
efficiently
Community Programs
Resource Smart Arvada-
Residential and Business
Water Conservation
Community Agriculture
 Code Amendments
 City active partner
LEED-ND Type Efforts
 Comprehensive Plans
calls for mixed-use
 City creating four new
mixed-use zone
districts.
 New Co...
Contact
 www.arvada.org/sustainabilitywww.arvada.org/sustainability
Jessica Prosser, Sustainability Coordinator
jprosser@...
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LEED ND for local government presentation in Colorado at Rocky Mountain Green conference. Includes latest sustainability efforts from City of Arvada and Sustainable zoning code from Aurora

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  • Office Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • What it is. -Neighborhood Development Green Rating System -Broadly Measures Location, Urban Design, and Sustainable Infrastructure Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/urban-sprawl-florida.jpg We are developing land twice as fast as the population is growing Vehicle use in America has doubled since 1970, offsetting all the fuel efficiency gains Climate Change, etc. Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • Session 1 - Introduction Final If we build our buildings green – we can have a huge impact BUT, the greener our buildings the more important where we put them becomes in order to reduce transportation energy
  • The rating system is divided into three categories: Smart Location & Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern & Design, and Green Infrastructure & Buildings. All three have prerequisites which are required of all projects and credits which reward performance. There also are ten additional points for Innovation and Design Process (exemplary performance and innovative performance) and Regional Priority Credits.
  • Various Stages for various purposes, pre-approval assistance, plan certification, project certification Range from single mixed-use building to huge cities Pre-review: Letter Approved Plan: Certificate Completed Project Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • -2245 Blake, Infill between two existing buildings, proximate to LoDo , recreation and transit Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • Wide Sidewalks required (4 ft residential, 8 ft non) and encouraged (5ft res, 10 ft non) Unshuttered grounf floor retail, build to lot lines, stoops for residential projects, mixed-use, variety of house sizes and types, no blank walls, multiple entrances, 60% clear glass façade minimum 3-8 ft above grade for non-res, Building height to street width ration of 1:3, Slow street speeds (20 mph res, 25 mph non-res) Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • RiverClay Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • Session 1 - Introduction Final
  • Thank you and I hope we can all help create a more sustainable community.
  • See the notes attached to each slide for talking points
  • We recognize the difficulty of doing infill and redevelopment projects. Respond by providing some flexibility in regulations to encourage new projects. The city is asking for sustainability in the form of energy efficiency, durable materials, and putting people into a quality design We are having a sale to encourage folks to use the SIR district now - rezoning fees waived to the end of 2013
  • New Choices Not Currently Available. In order for the city to be competitive in the new economy, a broader range of choices is needed in terms of places to live and locate businesses within the existing city.   Locations for New Businesses. The city needs to find ways to encourage the use of its infill sites for business development.   New Popular Public Spaces. Public spaces that attract people are needed to help improve property values in surrounding areas and to increase the value of infill areas for development.   High Quality Design. To ensure that these locations are attractive, competitive and economically valuable, the city should promote quality design and appearance.   Energy and Resource Efficiency. When the economy improves, a premium will be placed on business and residential development that is efficient in terms of the use of energy and resources.   Enhance the Value of Properties. Meeting the above goals will improve the values of properties in neighborhoods and commercial areas in the city.
  • Rezoning to SIR does not require a development plan. Zoning by development plan tends to limit future possibilities. SIR offers a wide range of uses to support change over time.
  • Buckingham Square was scraped and redeveloped as Gardens on Havana under a General Development Plan This has been a very successful projec t. What could we do differently? The city processes could have been simpler and less expensive.
  • Example of Planned Development: A consultant was necessary to produce this Development Plan Required rezoning, a general development plan, a site plan, and subdivision. SIR provides the mixed use without the general development plan Saves expense in process and work product
  • How SIR might be applied: Example of four quadrant development around an arterial intersection
  • We will take a look at the southwest quadrant mixed use redevelopment potential
  • Start with the zoning PCZD zoning is roughly the equivalent to B-1 – One of the less intense business zones seen all over the city.
  • Does well
  • Does not so well
  • When this quadrant is ready for redevelopment, some of the opportunities are to: Install a street network to open up the access to reach all of the property Rezone to SIR and apply mixed use concepts The next several slides illustrate current conditions
  • Residential elements are not dependent on visibility from the street. SIR accommodates change over time – many different forms are possible Allows flexibility to change over time and makes the property more competitive over other zones
  • Why SIR? Because we recognize that infill and redevelopment projects are difficult and we want to encourage development in Aurora Economic development tool We don’t want build barriers to reaching infill redevelopment and economic viability.
  • Rezoning to SIR in SIR Target areas is free until the end of 2013 Site plans associated with SIR zoning have an administrative decision process Staff will work with developers to reach parking, landscaping and open space that makes sense for the development and meets the intent of the SIR guidelines Rezoning to meet market demand may mean rezoning from residential to commercial and back again. SIR has a variety of uses that spans this kind of market shift
  • This map is the third element of SIR Zoning - This was adopted into the Comprehensive Plan along with language enabling SIR zoning. The gold areas are the target of SIR zoning. Most of these are either arterial corridor or arterial corners with existing development.
  • Locating SIR in the city is pretty flexible. Since it is intended as a substitute for Planned Development zoning we can support placing it though the city as long as it is compatible with the existing surroundings. These are the areas where we want to avoid disturbing the established development fabric or diluting existing planning
  • Provides guidance on how to do development in the SIR District and achieve both business and city goals We tried to make the design handbook as visual and helpful as we could. The ordinance establishes the rules, the handbook contains suggestions on how to meet them, and map shows the target areas. We will be competing with other communities for quality development. There are some key goals that if achieved will make our properties in Aurora more competitive Some of these goals are:
  • All of these goals are intended to encourage economic development, physical development, and improved property values
  • The hope is that if we, as a community, can make development attractive and easy to develop here in the city, that we will capture at least our market share.
  • ADD SIR PAGE www.auroragov.org/sirdistrict\ Questions:
  • Transcript of "Leed nd and local governments 031213_Includes Aurora and Arvada"

    1. 1. Principals of LEED-ND and Local Governments Journey • Overview of LEED-ND • Local Examples: • Aurora • Arvada • Denver • Interactive Discussion
    2. 2. LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Joint effort of the US Green Building Council, the Congress for New Urbanism, and the Natural Resources Defense Council
    3. 3. US Green Building Council (USGBC)
    4. 4. Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)
    5. 5. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    6. 6. Why LEED-ND?
    7. 7. Urban v Suburban Energy Use Source: Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC for the EPA
    8. 8. Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others "With traffic congestion, pollution, and oil shortages all getting worse, now is the time to shift to affordable, efficient public transportation," APTA director Howard Collier said. "Fortunately, as this report shows, Americans have finally recognized the need for everyone else to do exactly that." Source: The Onion, November 29, 2000 | Issue 36•43
    9. 9. LEED-ND: Quantifiable Sustainability Planning
    10. 10. Three Stages of Certification Stage 1 : Pre-Review (optional): Intended to assist with entitlement approvals Stage 2 : Certification of Approved Plan: Certification of what has been approved to build Stage 3 : Certification of a Completed Project: As construction is complete or near complete
    11. 11. Smart Locations and Linkages (SLL) 27 Points Possible 6 Prerequisites  Location  Water  Imperiled Species  Wetlands  Ag. Land  Floodplains Major Credit Bundles – Infill Redevelopment (10 pts) – Transit (7 pts)Photo Credit: DenverInfill.com
    12. 12. Neighborhood Pattern and Design (NPD) 44 Points Possible 3 Prerequisites  Urban Design  Density  Connectivity Major Point Bundles – Urban Design (12 pts) – Density (6 pts) – Mixed-Income AND/OR Diverse Housing Types (7 pts)
    13. 13. Green Infrastructure and Building (GIB) 29 Points Possible 4 Prerequisites  Certified Green Building  Energy Efficiency  Water Efficiency  Construction Pollution Plan Major Bundles – Green Buildings (5 pts) – Stormwater Management (4pts)
    14. 14. Innovation in Design (ID) 6 Points Possible  Innovation  Exemplary Performance
    15. 15. Regional Priority (RP) 4 Points Possible (out of 6) For 80203 GIBc15 Recycled Content in Infrastructure GIBc4 Water-Efficient Landscaping NPDc2 Compact Development (>38 DUs/acre ) NPDc5 Reduced Parking Footprint NPDc8 Transportation Demand Management SLLc4 Bicycle Network and Storage
    16. 16. Thank You! C2 Sustainability www.c2sustainability.com Conor Merrigan | conor@c2green.com Cliff Lind | cliff@c2green.com
    17. 17. Sustainable Infill & Redevelopment Aurora Department of Planning and Development Services
    18. 18. Mix it up. SIR means more flexibility and less expense. SIR means less regulation. SIR means energy and resource efficiency. SIR means more creativity and high-quality design. SIR rezoning is voluntary. SIR means more choice. Rezoning fees waived to the end of 2013
    19. 19. • Some large areas of Aurora have an uncertain future. • Areas are dynamic: some properties are being improved while others are in decline • Often located along major streets = highly visible • SIR is a tool to encourage development and economic vitality throughout the city. Sustainable Infill & Redevelopment
    20. 20. Why not have an all-purpose zone that permits a mix of residential and commercial uses where development is at least as easy to approve as in any other district?
    21. 21. Before SIR: Gardens on Havana
    22. 22. Before SIR: PD mixed use zones at Mississippi and Havana
    23. 23. One Very Big Book
    24. 24. Possibilities with SIR Establish foundation for redevelopment Buckley and Iliff
    25. 25. Current Zoning
    26. 26. Commercial Success Visibility and Accessibility
    27. 27. Pad site on corner does well.
    28. 28. Pad Sites Along Iliff
    29. 29. The Interior of the Center
    30. 30. Limited Visibility and Accessibility
    31. 31. How Can We Help? Rezone to SIR
    32. 32. One Possible Future Build residential on southern half: Residential and Commercial both conforming uses New Street p Residential Commercia l Buffers/Park s
    33. 33. Why SIR? • Allows for a variety of uses • Allows intense development where appropriate and compatible • Some flexibility in parking, landscaping, and open space requirements with infill development • Once SIR is in place, allows change of use without rezoning • Fewer non-conforming uses • Easier approval process • Voluntary – Property owner’s decision
    34. 34. Incentives for Using SIR 1. Free rezoning within the target areas 2. Streamlines review process for site plans in SIR 3. Flexible parking, landscaping, and open space requirements 4. Broader range of uses
    35. 35. SIR Target Areas
    36. 36. Where Not to Use It • Established single family residential areas • E-470 and other master planned communities • Parks and schools • Established commercial and industrial campuses (Fitzsimons, Gateway) • Station Area Plans - TOD
    37. 37. SIR Handbook
    38. 38. Example of SIR Goals New Popular Public Spaces Energy and Resource Efficiency
    39. 39. Example of SIR Goals High Quality Design Enhance the Value of Properties
    40. 40. Example of SIR Goals Better Pedestrian Connections
    41. 41. www.auroragov.org/sirdistrict Contact: Mike Smyth – Planning – 303-739- 7184 or msmyth@auroragov.org
    42. 42. City of Arvada Sustainability Programs Rocky Mountain Green Conference April 26, 2013
    43. 43. …is a way of honoring Arvada's rich heritage and preserving our resources to foster economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and community vitality today and into the future.
    44. 44. Community Vitality/Community Agriculture Energy Land Use Transportation Waste Water Topics Included in SustainTopics Included in Sustain ArvadaArvada Delva Community Garden, Arvada
    45. 45. Leading By Example (municipal operations)
    46. 46.  In 2008 650 kW of ground mounted photovoltaic cells installed at the Ralston Water Treatment Plant at W. 64th Avenue and Highway 93.
    47. 47. Renewable Energy on City Facilities  56 kW system on City Hall  9.9 kW system on City Hall Annex  7.6 kW at Nature Center
    48. 48. LED Traffic Lights
    49. 49. Xeriscape water conserving plants Computerized irrigation of all parks
    50. 50. 40% of City Fleet runs on alternative fuel
    51. 51. LEED Standard for City Buildings  City Council established LEED Silver for any new city buildings August 2012  Two police substations construction starting summer 2013, LEED Gold is the goal
    52. 52. Recycling and Composting in City Facilities Big Belly Solar Compactor
    53. 53. Traffic Signal Management  Reduce Idling  Move traffic through intersections more efficiently
    54. 54. Community Programs
    55. 55. Resource Smart Arvada- Residential and Business
    56. 56. Water Conservation
    57. 57. Community Agriculture  Code Amendments  City active partner
    58. 58. LEED-ND Type Efforts  Comprehensive Plans calls for mixed-use  City creating four new mixed-use zone districts.  New Comprehensive Plan to include more sustainability goals.  Investment in TOD infrastructure, bike and pedestrian infrastructure  Joint RFQ with RTD and Arvada Urban Renewal District for TOD development near Olde Town Arvada
    59. 59. Contact  www.arvada.org/sustainabilitywww.arvada.org/sustainability Jessica Prosser, Sustainability Coordinator jprosser@arvada.org 720-898-7511

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