CDC Review of LEED-ND
Review of LEED-ND public health benefits by public health officials convened with members of the LEED-ND Core Committee. Reviewers conclude that many program prerequisites and credit criteria are supported by research and expert opinion, while uncovering areas where public health studies are lacking. The report anticipates that LEED-ND standards will "accelerate the pace of applied research," noting as well that LEED-ND is already more empirically grounded than traditional zoning practice.
Attached documents include a Healthy Community Design and LEED-ND fact sheet created by the CDC; a more detailed report of the review including research citations and a transcript of the meeting; and a summary of the LEED-ND public health benefits.