Use 21st century ecodistrict tools to structure, guide and link multiple green and sustainable projects together in a mixed-use neighborhood/development, aiming to deliver superior social, environmental and economic outcomes.
Eco districts strive toward the aggressive energy, water and vehicle emissions targets called for by Architecture 2030. See the EcoDistricts Protocol, a process-based framework and certification standard that empowers equitable, resilient, sustainable neighborhoods and districts for all, placing race/equity, social inclusion issues on an equal footing with physical development project management.
The 21st Century Development Tool (AIA Minnesota, University of MN: 2019) defines 5 levels of performance (the highest being regenerative) across 7 performance areas (based on the national Living Community Challenge), to be used as a framework/pathway to support the efforts of all stakeholders in a proposed physical development project to create the most sustainable projects.
Report how the 21st Century Development Tool or the EcoDistricts Protocol was used for a development project or neighborhood (re)development. Report less-ambitious and less-holistic mixed-use projects under best practice 8, and shared aspects of retail projects at transit/density nodes under action 14.2
Register as an EcoDistrict; post the 21st Century performance levels planned or achieved in a development.
Be certified as an EcoDistrict.
Who's doing it
Silver Bay - 1 star
Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Silver Bay is using cluster development in its eco-park that will benefit facilities and businesses both economically and environmentally. By grouping like businesses together, they will be able to share a parking lot, and surface area will be minimized. Also, food that is produced at Victus Farm may be used by neighboring restaurants.