Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

Every year America's population increases while millions of acres of farmland and forests are lost and billions of gallons of non-renewable fossil fuels are burned. American society is consuming resources at a rate far greater than the Earth can provide. The goal of this project is to design a community that makes use of sustainable practices as set forth by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Guidelines for Neighborhood Development. The design must be economical, socially equitable, environmentally responsible and feasible with today's technology. The final design complied with the standards set for the prestigious LEED silver rating, achieving the main goals set forth.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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