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LEED-ND Member Ballot Closes TODAY, Sept. 17, 2009

Cast Your Vote on the Rating System Before 5 p.m. PST

Dear [firstname],

Today is the last day CNU members can cast their vote on whether to approve the current version of the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) 2009 rating system. CNU's first member ballot has been open for 30 days; it started on Wednesday, August 19, and will close at 5 p.m. PST today, Thursday,
Sept. 17. The ballot is being conducted online through CNU.org. In order to take part in the LEED-ND electronic ballot, you must be a current CNU member and you will need your CNU.org login.

CNU has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) to lay out a system that rates and certifies green neighborhoods. After 6 years and many revisions, the three partner organizations are each conducting their own vote to approve it for public launch. CNU is asking its full membership to participate in this decision. Your input is important CNU and to the future direction of the new urbanist movement.

Not sure how you want to vote?

  1. Visit the CNU LEED-ND website to download a copy of the ballot version of the LEED-ND 2009 rating system, as well as background materials, earlier drafts, and information about the pilot projects.
  2. Check out the recommendation to CNU members on the LEED-ND ballot from the New Urbanist representatives on the LEED-ND core committee as well as members of the CNU Board and USGBC's Location and Planning Technical Advisory Group.
  3. Visit the CNU Salons to participate in a discussion with other CNU members about the rating system.

Logging in to CNU.org

Please log in to your CNU.org account now to verify your membership status and ensure you will be able to log in to vote. If you're not sure what your password is, you can request a new one at http://www.cnu.org/user/password. Enter the email address on your account ([E-mail Address]), then click "Email new password" to request a temporary login. You should receive an automated email within several minutes with a login link (be sure to check your spam box if you don't see it). Follow the instructions in the email and use the one-time login link to access your account. Note that the email contains a login link, not a password. After clicking the login link, you will be redirected to your account settings page to set your password. If you need further assistance logging in or renewing your membership, please contact Juantiki Jones at jjones@cnu.org or 312-551-7300 x19.

Sincerely,

John Norquist Signature

John Norquist
President & CEO


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