Mountain Village Receives LEED for Neighborhood Developments

January 26, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

Earning the highest LEED Platinum Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the mountain village – Sonoma Mountain Village has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Developments certification for its green neighborhood design. The mountain village’s developer plans to make it among the world’s greenest communities.

Mountain Village Receives LEED for Neighborhood Developments

The real estate developer, Codding, plans the site for the mountain village at Rohnert Park, California, a former 200-acre factory site.

According to a press release, the newly designed mountain village will create a complete community with job opportunities and a housing village with complete amenities like daycares, groceries, and restaurants.

The mountain village project also received the California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its sustainability efforts.

Last year, the Sonoma Mountain Village is one of USGBC’s top awardees for its zero-carbon Operations Center for the LEED® Commercial Interiors certification.

The LEED certification for Neighborhood Developments is a program developed in partnership with the Congress for New Urbanism and Natural Resources Defense Council, which integrates the ideology of new urbanism, green building, and smart growth in the first neighborhood design’s national system.

Currently, the mountain village has about 600,000 square feet of warehouse, industrial space, and commercial office.

U.S. Green Building Council’s CEO, President, and Founding Chairman, S. Richard Fedrizzi said the council is looking forward to work with Sonoma to promote its common mission in creating greener world and transforming land developments.

Annual public events such as the Sustainable Enterprise Conference, American Cancer Society, and Bike MS 2-day Ride are held at the Sonoma Mountain Village’s event center.

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