Ninth Annual LEED Showcase: LEED for Neighborhood Development with Doug Farr

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Doug Farr, founding principal of Farr Associates and founding chair of the USGBC LEED-ND committee, will present a detailed examination of one local project and the rating system which it is registered under, LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). The project is the East Saint Louis Housing Authority’s Church Lane Gardens Master Plan.


  • Describe key elements and unique features of LEED-ND.
  • Build on current knowledge of various LEED rating systems and formulate how we ramp up and build smarter on a neighborhood scale.
  • Discover how new urbanism links projects together, fostering a walkable, livable more vibrant community without relying on personal vehicles.
  • Review a case study of a LEED-ND project in the St. Louis Metro area, focusing on challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.

SPEAKER:  Doug Farr, founding principal of Farr Associates. Based in Chicago, the firm is widely regarded as one of the most sustainable practices in the country, recently certifying its sixth LEED Platinum building and third LEED-ND project. Farr was the founding chair of the USGBC LEED-ND committee, working to establish a national standard that integrates the principles of green building and smart growth, and is author of the urban planning best-seller Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. His planning work at Farr Associates has helped certify multiple LEED-ND developments across Illinois.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking,
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

(Note Doug Farr will also be speaking at the USGBC-MO Gateway In-Depth Seminar on LEED for Neighborhood Development from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on May 8th as a part of the City of St. Louis’ Sustainability Summit.  Click here for more info on the in-depth seminar.)

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63103 map

Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, ASLA Members & Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff or (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Program Sponsor!


Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Rosemann & Associates


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