PDX LEED (based on NC 2.1) is the country's first supplemental guide to
the USGBC national LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
standards. PDX LEED maintains the high standards of the national LEED
rating system while reflecting Portland's commitment to smart growth
and sustainable development.
PDX LEED enhances USGBC's LEED certification in several ways. First,
it makes it easier to achieve credits by 'localizing' LEED standards
- Portland's erosion control, stormwater management, and energy
regulations are now recognized by LEED. Secondly, PDX LEED includes
a series of pre-approved innovation credits that reflect Portland's
goals for mixed use development, construction waste management,
alternative transportation, and stormwater management. Finally,
PDX LEED gathers local building and zoning code regulations and
relevant green building resources into a centralized resource
guide for Portland-area development professionals.
Download a PDF of PDX LEED HERE.