Enterprise Green Communities


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Enterprise Green Communities

A nonprofit organization that provides resources and expertise to enable developers to build and rehabilitate homes that are healthier, more energy efficient, and better for the environment, yet still affordable. Green Communities is the first national green building program developed for affordable housing.
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The rehabilitation complied with the Enterprise Green Communities criteria, which include integrated design, location and neighborhood fabric, site, water conservation, energy conservation, use of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and resources, healthy living environment, and operations and maintenance.
Enterprise Green Communities has paved the way for the greening of all affordable housing developments, helping shift green building practice from experimental to mainstream.
The renovation meets the NYSERDA Low-Rise Residential New Construction standards as well as the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, which aligns affordable housing investment with sustainable building practices that make housing healthier and sustainable.
The project was built under certain guidelines within Enterprise Green Communities, a national green building program.
The project will be designed to comply with all the energy efficiency requirements of the NYSERDA Low-rise Residential New Construction Program, as well as the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities building program requirements.
All units will be rehabilitated according to Enterprise Green Communities standards to greatly increase energy efficiency.
The new homes built must also comply with all Enterprise Green Communities requirements.
Designed and built to achieve New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Enterprise Green Communities, and LEED Gold standards, 603 Mother Gaston Blvd features Energy Star appliances and lighting to reduce utility costs; healthy indoor air quality; high-efficiency building systems; low/non-toxic finishes; bike parking on site; high efficiency flow showers, sinks, and toilets for water conservation; and day-lit common areas and energy-efficient windows.
The project is at par with the Enterprise Green Communities Certification Standard, and will use maintainable building techniques throughout the construction phase and has several eco-friendly facets in its design.
The 12-story building was designed to exceed Enterprise Green Communities criteria and was designed to achieve LEEC for Homes Gold certification.
The construction will aim to reach the highest standards of environmental sustainability through the Enterprise Green Communities or LEED Gold Certification.
Understanding HPD's Enterprise Green Communities Criteria (EGCC) is critical to knowing how to design a building to meet it.
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