Wednesday, October 7

Housing: Green and Affordable?

As we struggle with the need for new housing to be both affordable and as green as possible, we have to ask if these goals are compatible? Apparently some folks have been figuring this out and doing it.

Housing Matters: Can Building Green Be Affordable?

The Iowa City Housing and Community Development Association presents a discussion on building sustainable and affordable housing. 7 p.m. Oct. 28th, Iowa City Public Library Meeting Rm. A. Speakers: Gregory Paul Johnson (Small House Society). Don Otto (DPO Construction LC).


Here are some links to other thinkers and doers:

Green affordable Housing Coalition

The Green, Affordable Housing Guide

1 comment:

Canada Guy said...

Where are the real green homes? Today's homes, even when designed to be "green" are much larger than earlier homes and have a much smaller household. Even with efficiency improvements, they are much more wasteful and generate more emissions than the smaller homes of the 50s.

http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/11/real-green-houses.html