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  • Sustainable Communities Building Blocks ProgramEPA Office of Sustainable Communities SUSTAINABLE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENTMay 22, 2012Alan Steinbeck, AICPRenaissance Planning Group
  • About the Sustainable CommunitiesBuilding Blocks Program• The Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program seeks to provide quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application.• This technical assistance will help selected local and/or tribal governments to implement development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life.Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
  • Sustainable Design + Development • Purpose of Tool: Help communities understand the key principles and decisions at the location, site, and building levels that can result in a more sustainable plan or development proposal. • Builds upon existing EPA publication, Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Developm Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
  • Site Selection and AssessmentSelecting a Smart Growth LocationStrengths and WeaknessesPrimary and Secondary IssuesSite-specific ExerciseIdentifying Appropriate Features andUsesDeveloping a Design Concept
  • Sustainable Development Assessment Helpful Harmful Three groups S Strengths W Weaknesses Identified and prioritized
  • • Momentum and interest SStrengths • Proactive and engaged city government • Protection and reuse of buildings • Historic architecture • Park and farmers market • Availability of parking • Safe downtown
  • WWeaknesses
  • • Lack of attractions for visitors WWeaknesses • Need for more shopping opportunities • Greater diversity of uses • Lack of connectivity • Lack of funds • Communication about development plans and initiatives
  • • Small city competitive advantage S Strengths • Critical mass of people power • Reputation for success in region • Strong state economy • Local economy – local funds OOpportunities • Expansive downtown footprint • Identify and leverage public funds
  • Ten Principles of Smart Growth • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place. • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions. • Mix land uses. • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices. • Create walkable neighborhoods. • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities. • Provide a variety of transportation choices. • Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective. • Take advantage of compact building design. • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas. Source: Smart Growth Network
  • Six Principles of Green Building • Conserve materials and resources • Protect and conserve water • Promote healthy indoor environments • Protect climate and ambient air quality while conserving energy resources • Protect ecosystems and enhance communities • Use environmentally preferable and safer building products and services Source: EPA Green Building Principles, Goals, and Recommended Practices
  • • Policies W • ProgramsWho What • Funding • Short • Medium • Long
  • Next StepsDocument Findings Drawings and Photographs 5-8 Page Report Issues Recommendations Action StepsSustainable Communities Building Blocks Program
  • Thank You!For more information:www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htmContact:Kevin Nelson, AICPSustainable Communities Building Blocks Program Managernelson.kevin@epa.gov202-566-2835Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program