2021 Conference Presentation
Leveraging Funding through LEED and Living Building Challenge Projects
LEED 4.1 Certification offers 1-2 points for projects that make a financial contribution to an accredited land trust working in the region of the project. The rate is a set $0.20 per square foot of the project site. Living Building Challenge requires an offset of acreage be acquired through an accredited land trust within 100 miles and the same EPA-3 region of a project. In either case, qualifying land trusts can partner with the development community on sustainability projects that take into account the myriad of impacts from climate change.
Parker Agelasto, Capital Region Land Conservancy