Enterprise Green Communities

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.
In late 2009, Enterprise launched the next generation of Enterprise Green Communities with a national call to action to strive to make all affordable housing green by 2020.
Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System(TM) and the Enterprise Green Communities criteria.
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.
Once completed, the rehabbed structures will meet both Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and U.
The building will also be constructed to attain sustainability certification through Enterprise Green Communities criteria which is required on all City-subsidized affordable housing new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects.
The study will take place in New York City, Cleveland and San Francisco and will capture health outcomes before and after substantial rehabilitation of apartment buildings meeting the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria.
Proposals--due by September 28--must also achieve certification through the Enterprise Green Communities Program.
The new homes built must also comply with all Enterprise Green Communities requirements.
Incremental Cost, Measurable Savings: Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, Enterprise Green Communities, 2009.
To ensure the sustainability of the participating properties and the cost savings associated with green living, each development in the Fund will utilize the Enterprise Green Communities criteria, the only national standard in green, affordable housing.
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