Green is the New Granite

Although many new planned communities are described as sustainable, some may not truly embrace the sustainable philosophy. This article discusses what features make up a truly sustainable or green community, and describes some planned communities that are examples of how to incorporate sustainability successfully. It is suggested that a planned community project touted as sustainable should be in a location that makes sense, be committed to solar access, have energy-efficient homes, include low-impact design features such as porous paving, and either emphasize walkability or provide public transit.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 20-25
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  • Accession Number: 01055235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2007 11:19PM