Join USGBC for an important, free educational program – bringing you the tools you need to understand the intersection between green building and affordable housing. And then leverage the local incentives supporting sustainable affordable housing.
The Keys to Green Affordable Housing: A Guide for Existing Multi-family Properties is an online training designed to address key issues in the affordable housing sector, including:
- Green multi-family retrofit projects,
- Sustainable operations and maintenance of affordable housing buildings, and
- Financial and incentive aspects of affordable projects.
Inquiries in affordable housing certified as LEED for Homes projects are growing, especially with the many incentives and benefits available for those building green including:
- Home Depot Foundation – grants for LEED-registered projects help with certification costs.
- Enterprise Green Community – design charrette grants and occupant education programs.
- LEED for Homes provides third-party verified accountability for funding sources.
- State grants like IL Energy Efficient Affordable Housing program
- Other incentives for efficiency and renewables outlined at DSIRE
With all of this support, it’s no wonder there is a burgeoning market for green affordable housing. The USGBC webinars are a great start, and if you’re looking to make your next project in the Midwest a sustainable and affordable development, contact for a proposal as a LEED for Homes supporting provider to help you through the process.