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SPUR presents: ZNE vs. VMT

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San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is hosting what should be a lively and thought-provoking dialogue this coming Monday, October 22, at 12:30. All the details here. The hot topic is “ZNE vs. VMT” (zero net energy versus vehicle miles traveled) — a catchy title for a rising concern among many urban planning advocates that ZNE mandates that fail to account for location efficiency may create perverse incentives for ex-urban development. Come join in the fray!

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Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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