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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, […]

SPUR Sustainable Development Committee Meeting

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From SPUR: This month, our guest speaker is Amy Norquist, founder and CEO of Greensulate, a green roof company that installed more than 1/3 of the new green roofs in New York City last year. Amy will share the latest news from the green roofs world, including recent construction costs, and what changes in the policy environment […]
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Dodd’s Livability Bill Earns Praise from Local Governments

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With financial reform nearly complete, the Senate Banking Committee turned its attention today to one of Senator Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) next priorities, the Livable Communities Act. Local government came out strong for the initiative to promote sustainable and integrated regional planning, with representatives of the nation’s cities, towns, counties, and regional planning organizations testifying in favor. Among committee members, […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Metrics for a greener city

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"The Sustainable Sites Initiative is the nation’s first rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes. This missing link in green design has the potential to reshape urban landscape design. Learn about the program’s new ratings system, and hear about case studies that demonstrate the process of landscape measurement. With April Philips, […]