Wednesday, March 9, 2011

community resources

One of the criteria that Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) emphasizes is a building's proximity to community resources, such as schools, public space, shopping, cultural institutions, recreational facilities, public transit, workplaces and houses of worship. The idea - and one we endorse - is that proximity to these resources fosters a sense of community by encouraging neighbors to walk or bike, rather than drive. This also has obvious environmental benefits.

One reason we chose this site was its adjacency to a lovely park. Note the excellent tree swing. Even if we don't spend much time in the park, however, we see it as a great value to us for its ability to engender community by providing a place for our neighbors to gather and play.

We'll blog more on LEED, later.

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