|- Green neighborhoods 1218 kb
|by Ulker Kacar, Evren | email@example.com
|More cities throughout the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions by instituting green building and zoning codes. Each city has different ways to initiate green building and neighborhood development.
|“The LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design.” U.S. Green Building Council
As the concern over energy crisis, global warming and climate changes increases, green buildings and green neighborhoods become more viable to save resources and the environment. From East Coast to West Coast, more cities throughout the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and their impacts on environment by instituting green building and zoning codes. Models of green zoning codes can be found in Boston and Seattle followed by other cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC…
Each city has different ways to initiate green building and neighborhood development but they all use the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system as the standard. How do these standards work with traditional zoning versus smart growth principles? Beyond the individual buildings how can neighborhoods be green? What initiatives are given and how U.S. cities from small to large scale are ensuring less carbon emissions?
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2009: Low Carbon Cities
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