Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing

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Island Press, Jun 22, 2012 - Architecture - 232 pages
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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 housing
  • the integrated design process
  • best practices in green design for affordable housing
  • green operations and maintenance
  • innovative funding and finance
  • emerging 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.
 

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Contents

Making the Case for Green Affordable Housing
1
The Integrated Design Process
11
Best Practices in Green Design
27
Model Developments of Green Affordable Housing
59
List of Green Affordable Housing Across the Country
60
Arroyo Chico
69
Brick Hill Cottages
75
Faison Mews
81
Orchard Gardens
125
The Plaza Apartments
135
Portland Place
143
The Street Where Dreams Come True
149
Green Operations and Maintenance
157
Costs and Financing
171
Looking Forward Programs Partnerships and Policies
187
Resources
195

Greenway Park Cohousing
87
High Point
95
Linden Street Apartments
103
Maverick Landing
109
Nageezi House
117
Glossary
199
Lease Addendum Example
205
Solar RFP Example
207
INDEX
211
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Global Green USA is a national environmental organization focused on stemming global climate change by building green buildings and communities; eliminating weapons of mass destruction; and providing clean, safe drinking water. They advance these efforts largely through education and policy initiatives.

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