Project Newsletter August 2007
Green Pilot Program Picks Westwood Station
the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Natural
T he United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Resources Defense Council. The new program will rate
recently selected Westwood Station as one of the
neighborhoods according to four categories: location
ﬁrst national participants for its Leadership in Energy and
efﬁciency; environmental preservation; compact, complete
Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development pilot
and connected neighborhoods; and resource efﬁciency.
“We are excited about the LEED-ND pilot program
LEED-ND is an objective rating system for smart-growth,
acceptance,” said Jay Doherty, president of CC&F.
mixed-use development. The certiﬁcation provides
“Westwood Station has been committed to smart growth
independent, third-party veriﬁcation that a development’s
and sustainable design practices since its inception, and
location and design meet accepted high standards for
we are honored that it is one of the ﬁrst projects in the
environmentally responsible, sustainable development.
nation to participate in this important program.”
LEED-ND is a collaboration between the USGBC,
The participation in the LEED-ND pilot program is a
signiﬁcant step for the proposed Westwood Station project.
The planned project will be a community that will serve as a
national model for smart-growth development.
It will include solar energy and an innovative groundwater
recharge system to replenish the area’s drinking water.
The developer has also planned for a pedestrian-friendly
roadway network, a shuttle bus service to reduce automobile
use, and direct access to the Amtrak/MBTA commuter rail.
In addition, at least 75 percent of construction waste will be
diverted from landﬁlls, and demolition waste will be recycled
back into the project’s roadway base materials.