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LAND USE PLANNING 

An activity, generally conducted by a local government that provides public and private land use recommendations consistent with community policies. Generally use to guide decision on zoning.

 

LANDLORD

The lessor or owner of the leased property.

 

LEASE

A contract that creates the relationship of landlord and tenant. A contractually binding agreement that grants a right to exclusive possession or use of property, usually in return for a periodic payment called rent.

 

LEED

Short for Leadership in Energy and environmental Design (LEED) is a third party certification program created by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). It is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance sustainable buildings.

 

LEESEE

The person renting or leasing the property. Also known as a tenant.

 

LESSOR

The person who rents or leases a property to another. Also known as a landlord.

 

LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

Or cradle to grave analysis – is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a production’s life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacturing, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling.

 

LIGHT POLLUTION

Waste light from building sites that produces glare, is directed upward to the sky, or is directed off the site. Waste light does not increase nighttime safety, utility or security and needlessly consumes energy

 

LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES

Also called “acute inpatient health care facilities”, these facilities are certified as acute care hospitals and provide patients with acute care for extended inpatient stays of an average of 25 days or more.

 

LOW-COST IMPROVEMENT

An operational improvement, such as a repair, upgrade, or staff training or retraining.

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