This handy field guide will help you capitalize on existing desirable land features when planning and designing projects under the National Green Building Standard™. Through five comprehensive case studies you’ll see how other builders and developers earned the highest green ratings and home buyer approval by preserving on-site natural beauty, limiting the development footprint, and reducing outdoor maintenance. Whether you are building on an urban infill lot, developing a rural site, or reclaiming a suburban greyfield, this book will help you construct communities that reflect a green lifestyle.
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Green Models for Site Development includes the actual scoring sheets from the National Green Building Standard™ Commentary that details the intent of each land and lot development practice, and educational resources to help you master the art of green land development.