Ithaca, New York Sustainability Audit


Having selected sustainability as an organizing principle for its comprehensive plan, the City of Ithaca New York retained Criterion and other consultants to audit existing plans and regulations for sustainability content using a LEED-ND audit checklist developed by Criterion. The team screened the City’s zoning, subdivision, and design review codes, and capital improvement program, using standards and metrics adapted from the ND rating system for community-wide application. The audit has prompted changes that strengthen the pedestrian and bicycle orientation of the updated comprehensive plan.

LEED-ND Community Audit Checklist