On May 29, 2014, the Sustainable Development Council of the Association for Commuter Transportation and Best Workplaces for Commuters at the National Center for Transit Research co-hosted “Strengthening the TDM to LEED Connection – Opportunities for Growth”.
Overview: More communities, developers and property management companies are actively seeking to mitigate traffic while embracing sustainable energy and environmental practices through the design of buildings and communities. Research has found that such practices yield societal benefits and a real return on investment. LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a point based system developed by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify building and communities on such practices. While LEED is often discussed in the context of new construction, there is a significant opportunity to earn a substantial number of points for “alternative commuting transportation” for existing buildings seeking LEED certification. Co-chairs of the Association Commuter Transportation’s Sustainable Development Council, Peggy Schwartz, the Executive Director of the Transportation Action Partnership, Inc. and Justin Schor with Wells & Associates identified new opportunities for the transportation demand management (TDM) professionals to work with developers and building owners. They also demonstrated how to use the “Green Building Resource Website” hosted by the TDM Institute to help link developers and property managers with qualified TDM professionals. Nicholas Ramfos, president of the TDM Institute, will discuss the impetus to provide this latest tool to the TDM community
AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits Status: Pending Approval from APA. You must view the recording and complete the evaluation to be eligible for CM credit, including contact information. See more at: TDM to LEED