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Air Resources Board Releases Land Use and Residential Energy Tool

July 14, 2014
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a new tool to assist local governments with estimating the residential energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with future development based on planned land use scenarios.
 
The new Land Use and Residential Energy (LURE) tool allows local governments, during the General Plan updating and Climate Action planning processes, to compare various land use scenarios accommodating new growth in residential housing to identify which scenario would result in the lowest GHG emissions. It also can estimate the greenhouse gas benefits of common mitigation measures focused on building energy. The LURE tool is the product of a research project that aimed to investigate the relationship between land use planning factors and residential energy use in California’s various climate zones.
 
Note: This announcement serves for tool availability purposes only as the League was not a part of development and therefore cannot guarantee tool methodology or conclusions.


 
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