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Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing (Paperback)

Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 28/08/2009
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Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing is a guide for housing developers, advocates, public agency staff, and the financial community that offers specific guidance on incorporating green building strategies into the design, construction, and operation of affordable housing developments. A completely revised and expanded second edition of the groundbreaking 1999 publication, this new book focuses on topics of specific relevance to affordable housing including: how green building adds value to affordable housingthe integrated design processbest practices in green design for affordable housinggreen operations and maintenanceinnovative funding and financeemerging programs, partnerships, and policies Edited by national green affordable housing expert Walker Wells and featuring a foreword by Matt Petersen, president and chief executive officer of Global Green USA, the book presents 12 case studies of model developments and projects, including rental, home ownership, special needs, senior, self-help, and co-housing from around the United States. Each case study describes the unique green features of the development, discusses how they were successfully incorporated, considers the project's financing and savings associated with the green measures, and outlines lessons learned. Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing is the first book of its kind to present information regarding green building that is specifically tailored to the affordable housing development community.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597261395
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 267 x 204 x 13 mm

"This is a book to help affordable housing providers, designers, contractors, and advocates create healthy, livable, resource-efficient places for people. In today's world, each of us must be a citizen of our planet, taking the green path to minimize climate change and help protect our global systems. Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing is an excellent guide for that journey."--Bert Gregory "FAIA, President and CEO, Mithun "
"Green building is transforming how we design and build. Global Green USA aims to make green design affordable and accessible for everyone. True to its message, the Blueprint is full of practical and inspiring good sense about how to improve the lot of those who need it most by joining green design with fundamental human needs."--David W. Orr "Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College "
"Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing provides critical insight into the necessity of integrating our concern for the environment and the goals of community development. More importantly, the book shows how to put this philosophy into practice."--Edward Norton "Actor and Board Member, Enterprise Community Partners "

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