Sustainable Design Resources

The following resources offer a broad overview of the various principles of sustainable design

Alternative Transportation

Moving Beyond the Automobile, a ten part video series from Streetfilms which explores solutions to the problem of automobile dependency. Topics include transit-oriented development, bicycling, car-sharing, bus rapid transit, traffic calming and more.

Bicycle/Pedestrian

Download Bikeability Checklist

Bikeability Checklist - 216.8KB
Bikeability Checklist

Download Walkability Checklist

Walkability Checklist - 534.7KB
Walkability Checklist

Download Walkable Edmonton Toolkit

Walkable Edmonton Toolkit - 3.8MB
Walkable Edmonton (Ont) Toolkit

Energy Efficiency

Download Energy Audit Workbook

Energy Audit Workbook - 83.0KB
Energy Audit Workbook (Washington State University)

Download Energy Efficiency Measures Checklist

Energy Efficiency Measures Checklist - 34.0KB
Energy Efficiency Measures Checklist (Washington State University)

Green Building

Download Green Building Standards for Counties and Residential

Green Building Standards for Counties and Residential - 466.4KB
Green Building Standards for Counties and Residential (National Association of Counties)

Download Cranford (NJ) Sustainable Building Standards Ordinance

Cranford (NJ) Sustainable Building Standards Ordinance - 60.4KB
Cranford (NJ) Sustainable Building Standards Ordinance

Download Model Green Home Building Guidelines

Model Green Home Building Guidelines - 1.7MB
Model Green Home Building Guidelines (National Assn. of Home Builders)

Download New Jersey Green Homes Reference Guide

New Jersey Green Homes Reference Guide - 1.2MB
New Jersey Green Homes Reference Guide

Liveable Communities

Download Compact Development for More Liveable Communities

Compact Development for More Liveable Communities - 1.6MB
Compact Development for More Liveable Communities (Local Government Commission)

Download Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities

Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities - 246.9KB
Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities (Local Government Commission)

Download Overcoming Obstacles to Smart Growth through Code Reform

Overcoming Obstacles to Smart Growth through Code Reform - 211.5KB
Overcoming Obstacles to Smart Growth through Code Reform (Local Government Commssion)

Download Principles of New Urbanism

Principles of New Urbanism - 198.4KB
Principles of New Urbanism (Congress for the New Urbanism)

Download Smart Growth Scorecard - Municipal Review

Smart Growth Scorecard - Municipal Review - 381.9KB
Smart Growth Scorecard - Municipal Review (NJ Future)

Download Smart Growth Scorecard - Proposed Developments

Smart Growth Scorecard - Proposed Developments - 431.7KB
Smart Growth Scorecard - Proposed Developments (NJ Future)

Download A Residents Guide for Creating Walkable & Safe Communities

A Residents Guide for Creating Walkable & Safe Communities - 3.6MB
A Residents Guide for Creating Walkable & Safe Communities

Download Delaware DOT Traffic Calming Manual

Delaware DOT Traffic Calming Manual - 3.2MB
Delaware DOT Traffic Calming Manual

Download Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities

Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities - 246.9KB
Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities (Local Government Commission)

Download Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities

Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities - 246.9KB
Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities (Local Government Commission)

Download The Economic Benefits of Walkable Communities

The Economic Benefits of Walkable Communities - 788.4KB
The Economic Benefits of Walkable Communities (Local Goverment Commission)

Download What Makes a Great Place?

What Makes a Great Place? - 24.9KB
What Makes a Great Place? (Project for Public Spaces)

Low Impact Development

Parking

Download Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices

Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices - 854.2KB
Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices (MD Office of Smart Growth)

Download Parking Spaces / Community Places Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions

Parking Spaces / Community Places Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions - 3.4MB
Parking Spaces / Community Places: Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions (EPA)

Stormwater Management

Download Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices

Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices - 854.2KB
Driving Urban Environments: Smart Growth Parking Best Practices (MD Office of Smart Growth)

Download Parking Spaces / Community Places Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions

Parking Spaces / Community Places Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions - 3.4MB
Parking Spaces / Community Places: Finding the Balance through Smart Growth Solutions (EPA)

PPA is pleased to offer a FREE Designing a Sustainable Community presentation for Pinelands communities. Contact Mike at mikeh@pinelandsalliance.org to schedule a presentation.

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