Posts Tagged ‘Enterprise Communities’

New York Times: Home Green Home: Affordable Efficiency?

May 5, 2009

I mentioned the work of Enterprise Communities earlier.  Here’s another example from a story in the NY Times last week (I must have missed it while I was at the ACI conference).  Although this article talks about new construction, it’s important to note that energy-efficiency is making its way into affordable housing AND existing homes, too.  There’s no reason to assume that people who can afford it would want the increased comfort, safety, and durability from well-done energy-efficiency—and that’s true whether we’re talking about new homes or existing homes, for the wealthy or middle income.

Thanks,
Mike

Enterprise Communities

May 1, 2009

One of the groups at the ACI conference was Enterprise Community Partners.  They’re doing great work with green communities and affordable housing.   As they ask/state on their website, What would you sacrifice to heat [or cool] your home?  Groceries?  Health Care?  Rent?  With energy-efficient affordable homes, families don’t have to make desperate trade-offs.

The neat thing is how they are demonstrating that energy-efficiency makes sense in affordable housing and communities.  And if it can (and it certainly can!) be done in low-income housing, it can be done in the rest of housing, too!

Thanks,
Mike


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