Colleges and universities are incubators of innovation, tackling the biggest challenges of society through creative means. The 2013 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference provides the setting to learn, share and explore how campuses are using their passion for innovation to develop technologies, infrastructure, programs and curricula that address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
Jessica Hanff will be presenting with Jason Hercules of the US Green Building Council on “Using LEED for Neighborhood Development to Create a Sustainable Campus.” Jessica worked for many years on campus sustainability issues while a program coordinator with the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program and is a researcher on campus planning practices. LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) integrates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism and green building into the first national rating system for neighborhood planning and design. This session will serve as a primer for how to use LEED-ND as a tool for sustainable campus development, including requirements and focus areas of the program, and an in-depth look at successful projects.