09 Apr '11, 2am

自明 米でも人口密度が高く、一人当たりの居住面積小さく、公共交通期間の充実しているNYCが一番エネルギー効率がいいといわれてます

But the idea doesn't take into account, the time and infrastructure, required to recreate Manhattans, in places that have historically developed differently. I have been involved with energy efficiency in buildings for over 12 years, and been participant to developing building energy codes in the state of California (and elsewhere across the country) - California is a state without a Manhattan-like city, but with a pretty damn good environmental footprint - during the energy crisis in the late 90s in California, we thought of short term, cost-effective and immediately enforceable mandates - that ensured that we didn't have to resort to building multiple new power plants to meet the booming technology sector at the time. The building energy code continues to be updated every four years or so - with the primary goal of trying to reduce the energy demand by buildings, - so th...

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