Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tassafaronga Village - Oakland, California

What I like most about LEED ND is the marrying of land use, transportation and green building. Still in the pilot phase, LEED ND has already help revitalize neighborhoods. While attending the USGBC Federal Summit this year, I listened to a presentation on the Tassafaronga Village project. The project is located in Oakland, CA and recently received the Gold certification under the LEED ND pilot program. The project partnered with Habitat for Humanity and helped rejuvenate a blighted area by creating affordable units that tie into the existing urban fabric.