The H. F. Miller Building in Baltimore - Greenhouse gas savings quantified (credit Billy Michaels Photography)
"The Plant," Chicago
CHP, District Energy, and Brownfields Redevelopment
Final report: Combined Heat and Power on Brownfield Sites, teamed with Pace University Energy and Climate Center and Northeast-Midwest Institute, Dec, 2012. Above, "The Plant," a sustainable urban agriculture and CHP project in Chicago, was a case study.
Measuring the Climate Benefits of Energy-Efficient Buildings in Energy-efficient Locations
The HF Miller building is not only planned to be LEED Gold, it is also in a smart growth location, such that vehicle miles traveled (VMTs) are significantly below norms. We estimated that the building is saving 296 metric tons of CO2 annually relative to conventional construction in a typical suburban location. See our article on "Quantifying the Environmental Benefits of the Maryland Historic Tax Credit Program," published in The Forum.
Measuring Productivity Gains due to Smart Growth:
For the Wesport Waterfront project our cost-benefit analysis included a projection of productivity gains attributable to the smart growth characteristics of the project. Some resources for the analysis were: