Center for Resource Efficient Communities

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Center for Resource Efficient Communities • Funded by California Energy Commission • Established July 2009 • Dedicated to supporting California’s resource efficiency and climate change goals
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Spatial scale • Focused on interdisciplinary research about the urban design of resource efficient communities
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To communicate findings about resource efficient communities to: Core Mission • Planning, design, and development professionals • Policy makers in state and local governments • Non-profit advocates
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The big numbers of climate change Growing water scarcity Materials flows through cities White Paper
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The five links between community design and energy efficiency Land use-transportation connection Street design - transportation connection Heat island effects Thermal context of buildings Embedded energy
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Unformatted text preview: Design factors promoting willingness to walk or bicycle as a substitute for car use Research Areas Outdoor comfort model Wireless sensing Outdoor survey kiosk Moderation of climate and urban heat island effects through urban design Economic, financial, and legal implications of resource efficient land use and urban design Research Areas (cont.) Resource consumption implications of land use and urban design patterns Exploration of layered benefits of resource efficient communities. Research Areas (cont.) Center for Resource Efficient Communities 390 Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 510-642-0779 Louise Mozingo, Director - lmozingo@berkeley.edu Bill Eisenstein, Exec. Director - weisenstein@berkeley.edu http://crec.berkeley.edu Contact Us...
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