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April 21, 2009

Guidebook on Climate, Energy & Urbanization

Climate, Energy, and Urbanization: A Guide on Strategies, Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development in the Desert is a comprehensive resource tool for those interested in learning about and implementing new concepts into the way we plan, design and build our cities. Focused on two of the most pertinent issues for our desert metropolis – Climate and Energy – this guide provides design solutions and citywide strategies toward reducing Urban Heat Islands and ensuring that new construction in the Valley of the Sun is built with energy and water sustainability in mind. This booklet is a concise introduction to the Guide, providing a general overview of concepts found in each of the four chapters of the report.

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