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Green Urban Transformation 

With green urban transformation planning;

- Healthier Community

- Sustainable Environment

- Stronger Economy

LEED Neighborhood Development

Certified Green Urban Transformation

Urbanization is the biggest problem that humanity has experienced in terms of environment, health and economy. Green neighborhoods are an integral part of solving the environmental challenges facing the planet. LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) certification system aims to increase the quality of life of people living in cities with green urbanism.


LEED ND aims to create urban parts/neighborhoods that reduce the impact on climate change, provide resilience in the city, are energy and water efficient, more economical, healthy, advocate social equality, implement smart urbanism, and consist of green buildings.

LEED ND is the leading green design and implementation model in urbanism for urban renewal, transformation and development projects, including urban transformations in historical city centers. 

The LEED ND Rating System is the world's most comprehensive green urban performance standard created to certify the replanning and construction of urban development and residential units.  It contains the criteria of the newest development planning, environment, historical preservation, creating ecological settlements, designing energy and water efficient cities.

It defines the green standards of urbanism beyond the LEED ND  building scale. LEED ND is designed with the aim of creating more sustainable, climate-friendly, low-emission and healthy neighborhoods, reducing environmental impact and climate-resilient urbanism. 

Cities that face problems such as energy consumption, climate adaptation, high emissions, food security, and public health are home to more than half of the world's population. The United Nations estimates that the urban share of the human population will rise to 70% by 2050. Rapid urbanization and pressure on natural resources will significantly shape urban redevelopment and green space growth in the coming decades. The driving force behind the development of LEED rating systems is that the project design and construction industry must be a leader in solving these problems. 

LEED ND provides measurable progress towards the goal of turning parts of the city green. The newest standards brought by the world to “Green Urbanism” have become applicable with LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Transformation/Development Areas Certification.

EcoBuild, the first and only in Turkey as LEED for Neighborhood Development ND - Urban Regeneration / Development Certifications that offers services and staff is the LEED AP ND expert at the consulting firm. The newest standards brought by the world to "Green Urbanism" have become applicable in our country with the LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Transformation / Development Areas Certification.


The most important urban issues of Turkey and emerging countries in the region healthier, more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly is to build settlements. As Urban Transformation and Development Projects, the most important urbanization issue in front of our country, which is constantly growing, is overcome with the Consultant LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Transformation / Development Areas Certification. To achieve this goal, it creates urban segments / neighborhoods that grow smart, implement new urbanization strategies and consist of green buildings.


Strategies Implemented by LEED ND

  1. Smarth Growth means growth / development that preserves well-planned, open (green) areas and agricultural land, stimulates communities, designs affordable and diverse housing and offers more transport options.

  2. New Urbanism It is an urbanization model that adopts compact and walkable neighborhoods, mixed-use urban segments, strong street-street networks, sufficient density, emphasis on human scale in building designs, housing typology that will appeal to people from all income groups and a regional planning approach.

  3. Green Buildings & Infrastructures Self-generating residences and neighborhoods encompass parts of the city built with environmentally friendly, sustainable infrastructure, landscaping and transportation systems that consume less energy.


Benefits of LEED ND in Urban Transformation and Development

  • A Healthier Society

  • A Cleaner Environment and

  • It creates a Stronger Economy.


What is the Difference of LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Transformation / Development Areas Certification?

  • It gives priority to the location and use of the Land.

  • It examines not individual buildings, but neighborhoods made up of many buildings.

  • It has different loan categories.

  • SLL-Smart Location and Connections: 27 Points

  • NPD-Neighborhood Pattern and Design-Neighborhood Texture and Design: 44 Pts

  • GIB-Green Infrastructure & Buildings-Green Infrastructures and Buildings: 29 points

The LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Transformation / Development Areas Certification Certification Process consists of 4 Basic Phases:

  • SLL Prerequisite Review-Pre-evaluation of the Suitability of Site Selection of the Land

  • STAGE 1.Conditionally Approved Plan - Conditionally Approved Plan

  • STAGE 2.Pre-Certified Plan-Pre-Certificate Plan

  • STAGE 3.Certified Neighborhood Development-Certified Neighborhood


EcoBuild, first in Turkey LEED for Neighborhood Development - Urban Regeneration / Development Areas Certification Consulting is a consultancy company offering services. You can contact us for LEED Certification and Consultancy for your Urban Transformation and Urban Development Areas projects.

Turkey's first and largest green city project

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