Designing Low Carbon Communities

lowcarb“How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if you have succeeded? Harrison Fraker, in The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods–Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities, goes beyond abstract principles to provide a clear, in-depth evaluation of four first generation low-carbon neighborhoods in Europe, and shows how those lessons can be applied to the U.S. Using concrete performance data to gauge successes and failures, he presents a holistic model based on best practices.The four case studies are:” . . . [read].