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Green Development

Working With Lots: A Field Guide
Vacant lots never looked so good.
"Supporting Childhood Wellness through Healthy, Affordable Housing"
Paseo Verde, a mixed-income development in Philadelphia, supports children’s health through green design, an on-site health center and pharmacy, and social service programs.
Webinar: Community Development = Healthy Neighborhoods
This webinar covers the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps model, green cleaning in affordable housing, and how the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. has approached health in their work.
Two Shades of Green Property Management Strategies
These practical guides for property managers and owners include case studies of innovative and cost-effective ways to integrate water retrofits, green cleaning and smoke-free housing.
LISC Experts Online: Water Efficiency in Multifamily Housing - The How-to of H2O
Hear housing owners and managers share how they are assessing portfolios and employing measures to conserve water, save money, and accrue additional benefits that extend beyond cost savings.
"The Coffelt Case: A Case Study of the Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment HIA"
This case study explains how a Health Impact Assessment informed a public housing site's redevelopment plans and covers issues including access to healthy food and physical activity.
"Building for Wellness: The Business Case"
A report on features for projects that can promote wellness-focused community development.
"Creating Connected Communities: A Guidebook for Improving Transportation Connections for Low- and Moderate-Income Households in Small and Mid-Sized Cities"
The Department of Housing and Urban Development guidebook for medium- to small-sized communities on how to increase transit connections for low- and moderate-income households.
"Defying the Odds: Sustainability in Small and Rural Places"
This briefing paper provides short case studies and lessons from small communities working to protect the environment in the face of many challenges.
LISC Experts Online: "Going Smoke Free: Best Practices of Multifamily Housing Owners & Managers"
Hear how owners and managers are implementing policies to promote healthy, safe and cost-efficient living environments.
LISC Experts Online: "Green & Healthy Property Management Practices"
A discussion on ways to reduce energy and water use, and support healthy living.
"Green & Healthy Property Management: A Guide for Multifamily Buildings"
This guide helps community partners and other owners of low-income housing have an open discussion with their property managers about their properties’ energy performance.
"Two Shades of Green"
Notes from a workshop on helping nonprofits make existing buildings more green and healthy, with the understanding that groups who provide affordable housing have limited resources.
LISC Experts Online: "Introducing GreenTRIP: Building Certification for Truly Transit-Oriented, Green Development"
Hear about GreenTRIP, a new green building certification program that offers residents a new form of sustainable living.
LISC Experts Online: "What's Health Got to Do With It? How Green Development Builds Healthy, Resilient Communities"
Hear experts discuss connections between green development and public health.
LISC Experts Online: "Greening America's Schools"
A discussion on the details of greening schools including the financial and social costs as well as the benefits of implementing a green schools program.
LISC Experts Online: "Green Jobs and Deconstruction"
This two-part webcast highlights LISC's deconstruction programs, strategies for addressing obstacles and best practices from the field.
“Getting Started with Green Preservation”
An introduction to issues and resources for greening existing affordable housing.
LISC Experts Online: "Green Retrofits for Affordable Multifamily Housing"
Hear an overview of the process of incorporating green goals into retrofits for affordable multi-family housing.
“Green Operations and Maintenance: Toolkit and Buyers Guide”
Understand the basic principles of green building and how these principles can be applied to buildings’ maintenance and janitorial practices.
“Green Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Properties: A Resource Guide”
This guide helps affordable housing owners and their consultants add green building and energy efficiency aspects into the upgrades of their multifamily properties.
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