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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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user Diana Marsh Existing multifamily buildings, especially affordable multifamily housing, tend to fall through the cracks with respect to state-funded energy efficiency and greening programs. But a new report from the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, and new efforts spearheaded by the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC), works towards helping […]

SPUR Sustainable Development Committee Meeting

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From SPUR: The Sustainable Development Committee addresses issues related to local and regional climate policy, green buildings, waste and water infrastructure, energy policy and more. The topic of discussion on Monday, February 14th will be CALGreen, the new state green building code that went into effect on January 1. Join us for a comparison of CALGreenwith LEED and GreenPoint Rated, […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, join a screening and discussion of the film The End of Suburbia, get a sneak peek at work being done on the city’s library branches, and spot some of the city’s avian wildlife on two wheels. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Greening Apartment Buildings. Join green […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Studio city: Trinity Place

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From SPUR: Join us for a walking tour of Trinity Place, a 24-story rental apartment building at 1188 Mission Street in San Francisco. Developed by Trinity Properties and designed by the Miami-based firm Arquitectonica, the first phase of the planned four-building, 1900-unit project — which includes 352 studios and 88 one-bedroom units — opened to […]