Amann & DePalma Speak at NJ Planning Conference
William Amann, Drew DePalma, and Vatsal Bhatt spoke at the NJ Planning Conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ on January 26th. Their presentation will focus on LEED for Cities and WELL Community standards.
This session offered an overview of the latest and most cutting edge sustainability rating systems. LEED for Cities and Communities is a data-driven rating system that uses metrics to measure the sustainability of cities (and communities) and to monitor progress and track improvements. The performance score uses 14 metrics related to energy and carbon, water, waste, transportation, education, prosperity, equitability, health and safety. The Arc platform can also measure data on 250+ quantitative and qualitative parameters for more detailed evaluation. The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system to measure the impact of the built environment on human health. The WELL Community Standard is now in pilot phase, and expands that reach into overall community issues and has close ties to land planning practice.