Media Release

LEED Releases further clarification

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 12:00 AM

12:10 pm 


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The "Public Comment Open for LEED" and "LEED Release Correction" press releases that went out yesterday need further clarification. 
The Brytan project was misspelled "Bryton" and it is a LEED-ND Pilot Project . The Brytan project is up and running.
Below is the corrected, original release:
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is a nationally recognized certification system that ranks a property's overall sustainability by awarding points for a wide variety of sustainable features. The LEED-ND (for Neighborhood Development, also known as the "smart growth" LEED)  was developed through a partnership of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the US Green Building Council.
The national rating system for the LEED-ND is open for public comment through January 5, 2009. The new standards, along with online public comment instructions, may be accessed at:

The Brytan project in southwest Alachua County is the first development in North Central Florida and one of only six developments in Florida to participate as  a LEED-ND Pilot Project. Alachua County is currently evaluating ways of better encouraging developers to incorporate LEED-ND standards into their project designs through land development policies and regulations. 

For more information about the LEED-ND and "green" development, contact Stephen Hofstetter at the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department at 352-264-6811.



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