Sustainable Urbanism Module by Farr Associates

The Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS) announces the availability as freeware of the new Sustainable Urbanism Performance-based SmartCode Module, written by Farr Associates with Leslie Oberholtzer as lead author. The firm's principal, Doug Farr, is the author of the acclaimed book Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature.

The Sustainable Urbanism Module includes seven transect-based tables and text standards as listed below. Sections are coordinated to the Articles of the model SmartCode, but any portion of the Module may be plugged in to any transect-based code and calibrated for local conditions. The tables are extensively annotated to guide calibrators.

Please visit CATS for links to the PDFs and editable files. And check back soon for upcoming Modules on Affordable Housing Policy, Cycling, and more.

http://www.transect.org/

STANDARDS:
ZERO NET ENERGY BUILDINGS
PUBLIC DARKNESS
VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED
TREE CANOPY COVER
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

TABLES:
SU1 - ZERO NET ENERGY BUILDINGS
SU2 - SURFACE TO VOLUME RATIO & BUILDING ORIENTATION
SU3 - SHADING OF GLAZING
SU4 - PUBLIC DARKNESS
SU5 - VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED
SU6 - TREE CANOPY COVER
SU7 - STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

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Sandy Sorlien
Director of Technical Research
Center for Applied Transect Studies
http://www.transect.org/

Think global, code local.

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