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    Inside the Civano Project (GreenSource Books)

    By: Jason Laros, Al Nichols

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    A First-Hand Look at the High-Performance Civano Development

    This GreenSource book offers a complete survey of Civano, the largest high-performance mixed-use community in the United States. Located in Tucson, Arizona, Civano encompasses high standards of resource conservation, sustainability, and solar energy use.

    Inside the Civano Project features insider information on the planning, funding, building, and management of this development, which integrates residential communities with shopping, workplace, school, and civic facilities, as well as parks and natural open spaces. The book discusses the zoning and building code guidelines, sustainable building materials, energy standards, and water conservation technologies that make Civano ahead of its time.

    Inside the Civano Project covers:

    Behind-the-scenes preconstruction discussions

    Site analysis, planning, and zoning

    Insights from members of the Civano development team

    The Congress for the New Urbanism

    The LEED-Neighborhood Development program

    Public/private land development strategies

    The Urban Lands Act

    The Integrated Method of Performance and Cost Tracking (IMPACT) System

    Energy and water use monitoring

    Photographs of Civano

    Challenges, pitfalls, and lessons learned throughout Civano's development

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