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Version 2.0 Version 2.0 of the Living Building Challenge was released in November 2009. To gain an understanding of the substantive differences made to the Imperatives between version 2.0 and 2.1, download the Red Line Document . Some typos and minor changes to improve the application of the program's Imperatives were incorporated into the 2.0 document dated April 2010, which can be downloaded from the link below. Download the errata sheet for these corrections to the Living Building Challenge 2.0 Standard document dated November 2009.
The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design. LEED for Neighborhood Development is a collaboration among USGBC, Congress for the New Urbanism , and the Natural Resources Defense Council . LEED-ND certification provides independent, third-party verification that a development's location and design meet accepted high levels of environmentally responsible, sustainable development. For more information on certification and to find other resources, view the Neighborhood Development Resources web page. LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development Rating System The LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system was approved by USGBC member ballot, following the same consensus-based process that all LEED rating systems go through, and it received approval from our partner organizations, the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense Council.