As the region evolves, a consensus has emerged that we must take action to address the environmental impacts associated with growth. While we have made great progress in reducing traditional air pollutants, the looming threat of global climate change, loss of open space and other problems have persisted.
Integrated land use and transportation planning is now recognized as perhaps the most effective means we have for attacking these problems. With the passage of Assembly Bill 32 and other recent and pending legislation, local governments are charged with planning for global sustainability in their own communities. Compass Blueprint can provide the tools for meeting this challenge.
Projects can be customized for most local and regional environmental planning needs and may include:
Greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling techniquies can estimate GHG emissions at any scale. For example, we can estimate the GHG emissions for a proposed project, a range of alternative project and calculate the carbon footprint of your entire city. Carbon footprints account for emissions from mobile transportation sources as well as building operation, construction and other sources.
Green building guidance
The operation and construction of buildings are responsible for a large portion of the energy use and GHG emissions in California. Green building can minimize the energy and carbon footprint of development in your city and provide real public health benefits for the people who work and live in those buildings. Compass Blueprint can help your city learn about and develop green building policies.
Open space planning
Despite our beautiful mountains, beaches and deserts, many communities in Southern California suffer from an surprising lack of nearby, usable open space. Compass Blurprint can help with strategies for identifying open space in underserved communities and striking a healthy balance between growth and open space preservation in developing communities.
- Planning Services
- Toolbox Tuesdays Training
- Compass Blueprint Awards 2012
- Sustainability Program - Call for Proposals
- CA Land Opportunities Tracking System (CA LOTS)
- Housing & Transportation Affordability Index
- Resource Library