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Green Community Technologies®: Phase II, Franklin, NY

Tags: Green Community Technologies, Sustainable Infrastructure

Client Name: USDA Rural Development, Town of Franklin

Client Type: Federal Agency, Local Government

Year: 2006

Location: New York

The Town of Franklin engaged with the Green Community Technologies® process as a way to help determine how to proceed with its buildings in a manner that would meet the immediate and longterm needs of the community while addressing regulatory compliance issues, minimizing costs of construction, operations, and maintenance, and reducing or eliminating negative environmental impacts. In assisting the Town, Yellow Wood’s goal was to help maximize the use of existing assets and minimize the amount of new construction required to meet Town goals. The more compact the spaces are, the easier and less expensive they are to heat and maintain.