Green Urbanism

Lakewood CO Technical Assistance Recommendations

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West Dearborn Downtown Sustainability Assessment

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Green Urbanism Leaders Summit: Outcomes and Ideas report.

Green Urbanism Leaders Summit: Outcomes and Ideas report.

Green Urbanism Leaders Summit. In February 2009, Global Green USA gathered a group urban and environmental thinkers and doers a two-day discussion on the compelling but elusive concept of green urbanism. 

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Case Study: Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School

Case Study: Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School

Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School is a model high performance school for the New Orleans Recovery School District’s $1.8 billion school construction program. Andrew H. Wilson is a kindergarden through 8th grande school for approx. 540 students. The campus includes: 26 classrooms, a cafeteria, a gymnasium, an art studio, a music room, a computer lab, a library, and administration facilities. The school features an environmentally friendly site design, and was designed to meet LEED for Schools 2007 standards and is anticipated to achieve LEED for Schools Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Case Study: Green Dot Charter Schools

Case Study: Green Dot Charter Schools

Green Dot Charter Schools, in partnership with Pacific Charter School Development (PCSD), opened the doors of Animo Ralph Bunche and Animo Justice High School’s permanent facility in September 2008. Providing over one thousand new seats for students in South Los Angeles, the schools transformed two former industrial spaces into a 77,173 square foot Leed Certified educational campus. Now operating as Animo Ralph Bunche and Animo Jefferson Middle School, the schools are examples of a green approach to planning, design and operations in an urban setting ripe for adaptive reuse.

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Green Affordable Housing Initiative Case Studies

Green Affordable Housing Initiative Case Studies

These case studies describe innovative green affordable housing projects that range from maximizing green building techniques with limited resources to meeting net zero goals. You can download all four case studies by clicking the DOWNLOAD link, or click for the individual case studes here: Los Vecinos, SOLARA, Nueva Vista, Colorado Court, First Community Housing.

 

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Developing Green Building Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Local Governments

Developing Green Building Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Local Governments

Global Green USA’s step-by-step guidebook outlining a six-step process that local agencies can utilize to develop their own green building programs. The process was developed based on the real world experience that Global Green has gained in working with local governments to develop green building programs in cities such as, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Irvine, West Hollywood, and New Orleans.
 

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Green Building Developer Fact Sheets

Green Building Developer Fact Sheets

As part of Global Green's Greening the Tax Credits Campaign, an effort to encourage various states around the country to adopt sustainable building practices as part of the state-administered federal low-income housing tax credit program, we recently published Green Building Developer Fact Sheets, which highlight various sustainable building practices and provide information about local product availability and cost. The first set of fact sheets is for Louisiana, the second set for NY State.

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks

The Building Blocks provide concise information on several of the most important green building issues. This enables community development corporations, for-profit developers, architects, and builders to quickly gain an understanding of green building issues. The Building Blocks can also be used to identify specific opportunities for upcoming development projects.

The Building Blocks also provide eight case studies from the country to illustrate how various strategies and approaches have been implemented in actual projects. 

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