The Sustainability Committee promotes the practice of planning, which creates sustainable, green, energy efficient communities at all levels of government. This practice includes focus on the creation of strong relationships between buildings, land use, housing, all modes of transportation and the environment to improve energy efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts; form-based design practices that focus on the built form and the functional relationships between the built form; and public and non-motorized (or accessible) transportation and the environment.
The Sustainability Committee additionally promotes more livable communities through public participation in community education and charrettes, and through facilitating inter-organizational action on sustainability.
Lastly, the Sustainability Committee reviews, comments and proposes legislation/policies that promote eco-friendly community design in a holistic approach to encourage best overall sustainable practices and livability.
Comments/Questions? Contact the APA-NJ Sustainability Committee Chair, Jeffrey Perlman