30 Jul '14, 5pm

1st Pre-Certified LEED-ND Plan in Development in Silicon Valley #sustainability | @edcmagazine

North First Campus, a 1.8-million-square-foot, 43-acre master planned office campus being developed by Lowe Enterprises and an affiliate of Five Mile Capital Partners, has been Pre-Certified for LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) by the USGBC. It is the first plan in Silicon Valley to be LEED-ND Pre-Certified and is one of only seven certifications in California. The LEED-ND rating system promotes smart locations, neighborhood designs which reduce vehicle miles traveled, communities where jobs and services are accessible by foot or public transit, and projects that facilitate more efficient use of energy and water. “Our approach to North First Campus from the outset was to embrace green building principles for every aspect of the project. We devised a master plan and guiding principles for the development that would ensure the creation of an eco-friendly environme...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95774-first-pre-certified-...

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