Solara and Los Vecinos are affordable housing projects that were designed with the goal of net zero energy performance with a very small increase in the incremental cost per unit. The projects also have a number of other “green” features.
If you were the budget czar for San Francisco, how would you allocate the city’s transportation dollars? Now, you can try your hand at making it all work online here. You can submit your final budget proposal, and it will be used to help develop the San Francisco Transportation Plan.
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A stackable solar home wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe. [Earthtechling.com]
A squabble between BART and the Port of Oakland blocks Clipper card for AirBART. [San Francisco Chronicle]
An increasing number of folks are making the business case for walkable retail. [Retail Law Advisor]
Photo: One of the stations from the bike sharing program in Washington, D.C., by Anna LaRue
Steve Gurney, an ecologist at Arizona State University, has put together a software package that illustrates where fossil fuels are being burned in a city down to the individual building and street level.
You can find more information about The Hestia Project here.