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City or suburb: which has the biggest carbon footprint?

Posted By Tom Jackson On April 9, 2009 @ 10:53 am In Construction News,Contractor's Dream Package | No Comments

Not as green as it seems. [1]

Not as green as it seems.

Surprisingly, this study shows urban apartments use more energy [2]–up to 70 percent more–than comparable residences in the suburbs.

This swats down the arguement favored by environmentalistfashionistas who want to round us all up and squeeze us into trendy, loft apartments. And this study doesn’t take into account all that carbon dioxide being sequestered by suburban lawns, shrubs and trees.

Remember: bad information leads to bad outcomes.

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[2] urban apartments use more energy: http://www.newgeography.com/content/00728-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-reality-residential-emissions

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