Greening Apartment Buildings

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In our built-out city, retrofitting existing buildings to conserve water, energy and materials is a key sustainability challenge. In 2010, SPUR convened a task force to identify opportunities to “green” multifamily apartment buildings — which contain more than two-thirds of the city’s housing units. Join us for an exploration of these issues and a discussion of SPUR’s recent policy paper, with green building consultant Raphael Sperry and SPUR policy director Laura Tam.

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