WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 19, 2012) — ECOHOME, the leading media source of information about certified green building products and projects, released today the first in a series of video reports to emerge from its Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit, the culmination of a year-long editorial initiative to explore and identify sustainability metrics, milestones and actionable ideas for sustainable design and construction. Led by Rick Schwolsky, ECOHOME’s editor in chief, Vision 2020 is a consortium of industry thought leaders committed to mapping a clear path and course of action toward sustainability for the housing industry.
Christopher Leinberger of The Brookings Institute addressed climate change through walkable urban developments, citing Washington D.C. as the best national model for planning.
See exclusive video coverage of his talk here. Highlights include:
- How walkable urban households use about 1/3 of the energy of typical suburban households
- How the D.C. metro area is leading the country in building new walkable urban places
- How the same trends play out across the country from Columbus, Ohio to Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri.
- Price premiums for office space in walkable urban places of 75 percent
- Price premiums for housing in walkable urban places of 71 percent
To see the report “Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change” in ECOHOME’s special Vision 2020 issue, click here: ECOHOME’s 2012 Vision 2020 initiative was sponsored by Hanley Wood and Boise Cascade, DuPont Building Knowledge Center, GAF, Knauf Insulation, Panasonic, Sherwin-Williams, and Velux.
Published by Hanley Wood, LLC, ECOHOME is a trusted media source for green-focused builders, architects, and other industry professionals and serves as a publication of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In print, online, and in person, ECOHOME’s award-winning coverage of certified green building projects and products cuts through the confusion surrounding green/sustainable product selection, and delivers the highest levels of clarity, accuracy, and credibility to the home building professionals who rely on our content for professional guidance. www.ecohomemagazine.com
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