Principles of Smart Growth
0By Linda Reeder, AIA, LEED AP
0Smart Growth Network (SGN), which encourages development that benefits the environment, economy, and community, was formed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and joined with other governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations in 1996. SGN’s Principles for Smart Growth are as follows:
0In addition to SGN’s Web site, for further information on Smart Growth visit the EPA’s Web pages for basic information, resources, and the environmental benefits. Smart Growth America, a coalition of local, state, and national organizations, also offers information and links. The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System, which integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building, is scheduled for launch in 2009.
Keywords: Building Performance, Sustainability, Sustainable business practices, Smart Growth, Urban design, Tip