LEED for Cities and Communities is the leading global rating system and certification program for evaluating the sustainability and standard of living in a city or community. The rating system encompasses economic, environmental and social performance measures and provides a clear, data-driven means of benchmarking and communicating local progress.
Like the LEED rating systems for buildings, LEED for Cities and Communities is designed to be applicable at all phases of a city’s or community’s lifecycle. New or developing cities, existing cities, neighborhoods or districts in redevelopment -- all are examples of applicable projects. The flexible menu of standardized metrics and strategies in the rating system can be applied at various levels and stages of development, and allow for data to be rolled from the project level all the way up to a city or a larger regional level.
LEED for Cities and Communities is powered by the Arc reporting platform and includes a verified certification program. The resulting transparency and accountability of shared metrics and verified performance ensures a new generation of healthy, inclusive and prosperous places that offer people, businesses and nature an environment in which to thrive.