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Cunningham Engineers to Present on LEEDĀ® for Neighborhood Developmentā„¢ Rating System

Good things are worth the wait!

But the wait is over…

LEED for Neighborhood Development has launched!


LEED for Neighborhood Development is the much-anticipated and latest rating system under the LEED umbrella.  LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates the principles of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and Green Building into the first national rating system created specifically for neighborhood design.


Did you know that LEED for Neighborhood Development...


  • Includes an optional prerequisite review and three stages for the certification process, allowing projects flexibility in achieving certification?
  • Includes completely new and different credit categories and more prerequisites than previous LEED rating systems?
  • Has almost half of the points coming from one credit category: Neighborhood Pattern and Design?


Cunningham’s Dan Fenocchio, P.E. and Martin Lewis, P.E. will be speaking to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) in August to explain the primary concepts of LEED for Neighborhood Development and how it differs from the other rating systems.


For more information about the LEED for Neighborhood Development Seminar, please click here.

The LEED® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.


About The Speakers


Dan Fenocchio, P.E. 

Dan Fenocchio serves as Vice-President of Cunningham Engineering Corporation, a civil engineering, landscape architecture, and project planning firm with offices in Davis and Sacramento.  Dan received his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and is a licensed civil engineer in California.


Dan has directed numerous teams in the planning, design and development of a diverse range of project types, from large suburban residential to in-fill mixed-use projects on constrained sites.  He has been instrumental in the company’s business planning efforts and has played a key role in the firm’s strategic positioning to support the green movement and sustainable site design techniques.  With a well rounded understanding of the design and construction process, he has successfully integrated Low Impact Development techniques into a number of LEED-certified projects. 


The Colonia San Martin project in Sacramento for which Dan served as the civil engineering project manager was named “2009 Outstanding Stormwater Quality Project” by the California Stormwater Quality Association. 


Martin Lewis, P.E.

A Senior Engineer with Cunningham Engineering, Martin has over 15 years consulting experience in civil engineering. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University and is a licensed civil engineer in New Mexico and California. His expertise lies in planning and design for urban storm drainage and municipal infrastructure. He has extensive experience in hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, and design of regional and site-scale drainage systems (including integration of Low Impact Development techniques).


Martin played a key role in the University of California’s master planning for the West Village Mixed-Use Community in Davis, and continues to be instrumental in the design of that project’s first phase.  West Village will be a 220-acre Zero Net Energy community on university-owned land and is implementing a variety of sustainable design components. 


Cunningham Engineering is a member

of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).