Resilient Community Economic Analysis
"jasonk_321" <email@example.com> writes:
>Hi Franz - Thanks for posting it and all the comments. I wasn't aware of
>this group/email list.
>FYI - I am very aware of all the other examples, designs, etc. I probably
>wasn't being clear in my writing - what doesn't seem to exist yet is the
>economic metric/framework that would display the cost savings of such
>eco-communities versus "BAU" life style costs.
I find great ability among people like Marcin Jakubowski, Steven Bosserman and Joseph Smyth to possibly provide you with such data - if the framework is clear.
>I have been following developments with LEED-ND somewhat, which gets
>close, but still doesn't try to translate features into a generalizable
I looked at http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=222 LEED has some elements of Neighborhood development if I get it right.
when you talk about generalized economic model do you mean the secondary effects of eco community? A local economy which is based on the local ability to repair and improve? The most generalized model is Marcin Jakubowskis Open Source Ecology, but it works with quite a number of assumptions what an active eco-community could do.
>Other people well versed in the Green Building biz scene in San Francisco
>have suggested this exists "out there somewhere" but as yet I haven't
lets see if some communication process with the people mentioned can happen