Structure of near-zero carbon footprint sustainable community
The goal of this project is to propose a design of near-zero carbon footprint sustainable community within the designated area. Design constrains will include the available land, target number of housing units, target commercial space, and target emissions of CO2 and effluent water. We will consider as part of the solution: (i) energy efficient buildings, (ii) photovoltaic energy generation, (iii) district heating and cooling, (iv) community design that promotes walking and bicycling in order to minimize GHG emissions associated with daily activities. We will concentrate on the design of sidewalks & not-for-cars pathways to accommodate the expected mix of active and passive transportation. This will lower the GHG emissions in the community.