Urbanism Holds Promise For Reducing Energy Use

Researchers presented findings at the Congress for the New Urbanism annual conference that show substantial energy savings from higher-density urbanism — greater savings than can be achieved from the US government Energy Star program.

In a panel on Climate Change and the Built Environment, John Holtzclaw of the Sierra Club and Jennifer Henry of the US Green Building Council reported that density and transit connections could significantly reduce greenhouse gases and the nation’s use of gasoline. “New Urbanism is the magic that can bring about a substantial reduction in the driving that we do,” Holtzclaw said.

Thanks to Karenn Gobrecht

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