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A Green Multi-Family Community in Carson, California

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 10, 2014 10:13:44 AM

ARBOR GREEN IS ABOUT more than energy-efficient, affordable apartments, though the project certainly has those bases covered.

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Moratorium on Excess?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 20, 2013 9:17:00 AM

WHILE IT SEEMS that Americans have become more fiscally aware since the recession, we certainly can’t be accused of embracing a culture of frugality. Our excesses are well known by societies across the planet, idealized and emulated by some, hatefully condemned by others.

One consequence of our throwaway economy is a gargantuan amount of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each person in the U.S. generates a daily average of 4.5 pounds of municipal solid waste—a collective total of approximately 1.35 billion pounds every day, or over 250 billion tons per year. It’s estimated that Americans spend $100 per ton to dispose of this waste, or over $250 billion per year.

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Affordable and Certifiable

Posted by Mike Collignon

Apr 30, 2013 2:48:00 PM

The intent of creating EGC was to provide a clear, cost-effective framework for all affordable housing development types anywhere in the country. An organization called Enterprise Community Partners ( headed up the effort, with a team comprised of many different stakeholders within the sustainable community. Some of the program criteria were actually based on portions of LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Homes and Energy Star. The development types that could be considered include new construction and rehabilitation of multi-family projects, as well as single-family homes.

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