Smart Siting

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No building is an island.

Siting of buildings, and the land-use patterns that they are a part of, have a ripple effect on:

  • community health and well-being

  • economic development

  • effective use of infrastructure

  • local and global environmental quality

  • occupant satisfaction

Starting with smart site selection gives an enormous boost to the success of the building program as well as the triple bottom line: social, economic, and environmental objectives.

  • Greening Our Infrastructure


    The infrastructure stimulus plan being shaped by the incoming Obama Administration is an opportunity to reduce automobile dependence while improving public transit, bicycle commuting, stormwater management, and other green measures.