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Description - Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing by Walker Wells

"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 housingthe integrated design processbest practices in green design for affordable housinggreen operations and maintenanceinnovative funding and financeemerging 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261395
ISBN-10: 1597261394
Format: Paperback
(266mm x 207mm x 13mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Walker Wells

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.