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Strengthening the TDM to LEED Connection – Opportunities for Growth

On May 29, 2014, the  Association for Commuter Transportation‘s Sustainability Development Council, the National Center for Transit Research’s Best Workplaces for Commuters, and TDM Institute co-sponsored the netconference, Strengthening the TDM to LEED Connection – Opportunities for Growth.

Event description:
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, discussed the impetus to provide this latest tool to the TDM community.

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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 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TDM-LEED

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Best Workplaces for Commuters
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University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CUT100
Tampa, FL 33620
Julie Bond
Project Manager
bond@bestworkplaces.org
813.974.9799