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