Next big thing: green neighborhoods 

By Steve Law of Pamplin Media Group: Green buildings are so 2000s. The next big thing for the 2010s? Green neighborhoods. After five years in the hopper, the group that ushered in popular “LEED” standards to certify and foster environmentally friendly buildings is expanding, along with two partner organizations, to promote green subdivisions and mixed-use projects. They call it LEED-ND, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development. Read more

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