Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions During Development and Redevelopment in Montgomery County, MD

May 1, 2009

On Earth Day 2008, Montgomery County adopted legislation to codify its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. In doing so, the county established a Sustainability Working Group (SWG) and charged it with creating the County’s Climate Protection Plan (CPP). This paper offers an analysis of potential actions that could be taken by the County with respect to new development and redevelopment (re/development) projects in order to address the County’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.

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