Affordable Housing Green Building Discussion
Photo: Foss Creek Court
Jeff Peters, Vantage Point
PD&R, The Edge
June 23, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council, the National Housing Conference, and Enterprise Green Communities presented “How Green Is My Housing Credit: Proven Results From Green Rental Housing,” a forum which consisted of panelists from Eden Housing, Urban Green, Volunteers of America and Worn Jerabek Architects. The discussion examined developing affordable housing with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) while implementing green building practices. The panelists weighed in on the costs involved to include green building practices which include extra initial expenditures that can impede obtaining available funding, yet provide healthier and long-term affordable energy environments. More...