Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cambridge Climate Protection Plan may not be following up on UTC-related items; Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Climate Congress at City Hall Cambridge Community Television:
Here are a few items I have pulled out of the 2002 report that seem to lack follow-through.
Optimize building design and the use of vegetation to shade buildings and reduce the urban heat island effect. Use geographic information systems to map the city’s tree canopy coverage and assess the environmental services provided by the urban forest; maximize the tree canopy cover, particularly over parking lots and air-conditioning units; install roofs with high reflectance or “green” landscaped roofs; incorporate reflectance and shading standards in designs for parking lots and building construction.

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