Clean Energy Urban Design

Clean Energy Urban Design : The Energy Proforma in Policy and Practice

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Clean Energy Urban Design: The Energy Proforma in Practice and Policy offers a new way of understanding urban energy consumption in fast growing China by asking a simple question: How does the design of neighborhoods affect energy consumption? Four years of research-including interviews of 4,500 families and statistical modeling of their energy usage-led MIT researchers Dennis Frenchman and Chris Zegras to conclude that people living in better-designed neighborhoods will consume less energy in their daily patterns of life. Frenchman and Zegras take their findings a step further by making the results of their work accessible to the public through the online Energy Proforma (c) [] a tool that allows designers, policymakers and the rest of us to rapidly assess the comprehensive energy performance of a neighborhood while it is being designed (or after it is built). The Proforma provides the basis for design and policy recommendations included in the book, as well as illustrative neighborhood designs developed using the Proforma in the test city of Jinan, China.
Clean Energy Urban Design: The Energy Proforma in Practice and Policy is a visionary yet highly practical approach to developing more sustainable low-carbon cities, one neighborhood at a time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13mm | 505g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113880648X
  • 9781138806481

About Dennis Frenchman

Dennis Frenchman is the Leventhal Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Christopher Zegras is an Associate Professor of Transportation and Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
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Table of contents

Prologue Part 1: Designing the Clean Energy City 1. The Clean Energy Imperative in China 2. A Neighborhood Scale Approach to Clean Energy Cities 3. Understanding Form-Energy Systems 4. Finding Design Alternatives 5. Energy Proforma: Rapid Energy Assessment Tool for Neighborhoods 6. From Practice to Policy Part 2: The Example of Jinan 7. City of Springs 8. Traditional Neighborhood: Dikou Urban Village 9. Urban Grid: Old Commercial District, North 10. Walk-up Slab Enclave: Foshan-Yuan 11. High-rise Superblock Sunshine 100 12. Energy Performance of the Neighborhoods Part 3: Five Clean Energy Neighborhoods 13. Jinan West: 1. High Density Garden 2. Remix 3. Greenway 4. New Springs 5. The Productive City Part 4: Clean Energy Policy 14. Redesigning the Eco-City Agenda 15. The Existing Regulatory Framework 16. Clean Energy Neighborhood Development Guidelines 17. Case for a National Neighborhood Energy Performance Standard 18. Conclusion: Expanding the Benefits of Clean Energy Development
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