Downtown Living: A Green Choice?

Living in a downtown condominium is an environmentally-friendly choice.

February 28, 2003, 5:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"They have freedom from the car. Their heat use is minimal. Their high-rise buildings are concrete, not wood, and should be enduring. The amount of land their individual dwelling takes up, given that they are stacked on top of each other on a small footprint, is tiny compared to a suburban quarter-acre lot.They're solving sprawl and traffic congestion one story at a time, and having fun doing it. "

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 in The Seattle Times

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