Sustainable Community Expertise
Sustainability Audits + Benchmarking
In a field that is continually evolving, UrbanGreen has the industry connections and intellectual curiosity to stay current on emerging trends, leading edge practices and lessons learned. We can readily share best practices, and we provide case studies from our own years of experience and independent research. If you are unsure of where the leading edge stands today, we can prepare targeted benchmarks for your project to create a baseline understanding of where the line lies between leading edge and bleeding edge.
How will your project rank in the world of innovative solutions and on-the-ground experience? Are there projects that have succeeded at what you hope to achieve, and what did they learn along the way?
Codes + Rating Methods
As the need increases to ‘codify’ green, more communities and agencies are racing to create green design guidelines or green standards. Should you create a system unique to your agency or project, or do standards already exist that you can adopt?
UrbanGreen has worked for both public and private sector clients evaluating, developing, and drafting detailed standards for Sustainable Land Development. We can produce accessibly written and graphically compelling documents that establish performance or prescriptive standards to measure and verify the environmental performance of the built environment. More importantly, because we understand the real estate development process our work is based in both aspiration and testing.
Sustainability Implementation Plans
Can the theory of sustainable design really be implemented?
Implementation is the tactical side of strategy. At UrbanGreen, we are as focused on getting ideas implemented, as we are creating them. We have the ‘street smarts’ and tactical mindset to help our clients make sustainable strategies a reality. We develop detailed action plans, budgets and staffing plans to help you implement the programs and elements necessary to achieve long term sustainability.