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Ohioans spend large amounts money to heat their homes- The Home Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income households to lower the bills. Ohio's clean energy standards drove investment on low-income weatherization, now Ohio should reinstate energy efficiency standards to motivate investment, further reducing the carbon emission and helping low-income households.
This ordinance requires that new residential building construction projects and building addition projects to meet specific energy performance standards. The ordinance creates energy performance standards for the areas of cooling equipment, heating equipment, duct work, windows, water heaters, and lighting. Homeowners should be provided with an owner's manual that includes information on the house's green features. The ordinance also establishes ventilation standards to limit people's exposure to contaminants. In addition, the ordinance creates a plan to divert construction, demolition, and land clearing materials from landfill disposal by requiring the waste to be salvaged, reused, or recycled.
If congress does not extend federal support, many unemployed Ohioans will lose benefits. Ohio's UC system is already weak and smaller share of UC applicats receive benefit.
How to align comprehensive city plans with zoning ordinances to achieve development goals and manage future development.
This report analyized the potential impact of the proposed LA and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs. They how that these programs would not only imporve the environment but would also have large financial benefits for the truck drivers and their communtieis.
Fort Wayne was not alone in emphasizing auto travel for the past half century. But as Fort Wayne competes in the 21st Century economy and as household change in size and composition, Fort Wayne needs to offer a broader range of choices for travel and for living locally. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index is a new tool for illustrating how different housing locations result in different household transportation budgets. It clearly shows that Fort Wayne is at a disadvantage in competing with other regions, because so much discretionary income is tied up in housing and transportation costs. Housing is generally affordable in the region, but transportation costs are unusually high.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Al Raby High School, a Chicago Public School, are transforming the school’s physical environment into the optimal environmental leadership learning environment. The installation of a native woodland garden, named after the 2004 Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, will help to beautify the main entrance of the school, and help connect the students to a living ecology by providing a hands-on experience in landscape design, creation, and maintenance. In order to maximize the transformative affect of the garden, approximately 2,000 square feet of concrete sidewalk and underlying aggregate will be removed and recycled.
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan defines a set of actions, to be completed within 10 years, to make Seattle the best community for bicycling in the United States. By increasing support for bicycling, the city will make its transportation system more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
This ordinance applies to all residential zones with a density less than or equal to eight dwelling units per acre; requires the minimum size of an open space development to be five acres; provides that open space is a by-right form of development, and does not require a special exception or additional review; exempts plans registered before the adoption of the ordinance from the provisions of this ordinance; restricts the total number of residential units allowed within an open space development to the number of units that would otherwise be allowed in the existing zoning district using conventional development; and prohibits development in designated open spaces in the future.
In spite of overwhelming odds, some immigrants with minimal academic credentials are finding their way to college, entering post-secondary programs and earning credentials that provide them with the skills required to get and keep good jobs. They are doing so with the assistance of new and innovative partnerships among employers, community colleges, and community organizations that expand access to higher education for immigrants. Upon examining these partnerships, with a focus on the Hispanic immigrant adult population, this report outlines emerging lessons about successful partnerships and the recommendations for the field.