Wes Leed Info Aug 07

245 views

Published on

3W Test .pdf SlideShow

Published in: Real Estate
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
245
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Wes Leed Info Aug 07

  1. 1. 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. program (LEED-ND). “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.

×