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About STEP

Working towards a more sustainable future by facilitating adoption of green
technologies through monitoring, research, and knowledge sharing.
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Introducing the STEP Resource Library

The latest and greatest resources on sustainable
water management at your fingertips
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Construction specifications for compost amended planting soil

How to specify compost amendment and soil restoration best practices in tender documents, contracts and standards
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Heating and Cooling

As part of a four-project series aimed at examining high-impact carbon saving technologies,
STEP is evaluating a gas-absorption heat pump at the Archetype Sustainable House.
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The Living City Campus

Part of the BRE Innovation Parks Network
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Evaluating Mini-Split Air Source Heat Pumps

A cost-effective and low-carbon alternative to electric baseboard
heating in multi-unit residential buildings
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Inspecting and Maintaining Low Impact Development

This new guide provides municipalities and property managers with the tools to integrate LID practices
into their stormwater infrastructure programs.