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Transit-Oriented Development


August 8, 2013 | Posted by Ryan Issa 8/8/2013 | Permalink
    On June 11, 2013, as part of what Mayor Bloomberg called “the most ambitious sustainability program any city has ever undertaken,” the New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency released a report entitled, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” that details steps for the City to prepare and adapt for climate change after Hurricane Sandy. The report is wide-ranging and proposes measures spanning topics such as climate analysis, citywide infrastructure, the built environment, economic recovery, community preparedness, environmental protection and remediation, and specific community rebuilding plans. read more
April 12, 2011 | Posted by Larsen, Elizabeth | Permalink

Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data indicate that, in the U.S., buildings account for approximately 40 percent of energy use and the residential building sector accounts for approximately 21 percent of total carbon emissions.  Jonathan Rose Companies, with funding from the EPA’s Smart Growth Program, released a study in January 2011 on the effects of housing location and housing type on household energy consumption.  The study finds that transit-oriented development is more efficient than conventional suburban development, and that multifamily and single-family attached homes are more efficient than single-family stand-alone homes.  The paper illustrates how the proximity of housing to transit and the type of housing—along with energy-efficient features of homes and vehicles—are major variables for household energy consumption.

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