To support high-performance, cost-effective city outcomes through an early analysis of the interrelationships among city systems.
Use inter-disciplinary teams and at a minimum, ensure the following processes are followed: 1. Comprehensive plan:
Prepare a plan which will include vision, mission, key goals and objectives of the city or community. 2. LEED for Cities or Communities team:
Assemble and convene an interdisciplinary, cross-departmental project team. Include diverse team members from at a minimum three of the following areas of expertise.
- Development Authority
- Urban / Master Planning and Design
- Engineering (Energy and Power; Hydrology; Transportation; Waste)
- Economic Development
- Urban Ecologist, Biologist or Landscape Architect
- Construction Management
- Human Services
- Education / School Board
- Sustainability / Resilience Officer
- Data Officer / Information Technology
As early as practical and preferable before master planning, conduct a preliminary LEED meeting with a minimum of three key project team members and the City Development Authority. As part of the meeting, create a LEED action plan to determine the LEED certification level to pursue (Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum), identifying the potential LEED credits to be attempted and identifying the responsible parties to ensure the LEED requirements for each prerequisite and selected credit are met.
4. Design Charrette:
As early as practical and preferably before master plan approval, conduct a design charrette with the project team as defined above and representatives of the citizens who will get impacted by the project. The goal is to optimize the integration of green strategies across all aspects of city planning and design, construction and operation, drawing on the expertise of all participants.
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