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Enterprise Green Communities

Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Over the past 30 years Enterprise has raised and invested more than $11.5 billion to help build or preserve nearly 300,000 homes nationwide. Enterprise launched Green Communities to bring the benefits of green building to all housing. More than 51 percent of all homes financed with Enterprise support meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the national framework for green affordable housing. Enterprise is committed to 2020Green, a call to action to ensure that all housing has the opportunity to benefit from green practices by 2020. More...

Recent Blogs

Mitigating Risk Through Sustainable Building Practices

Kelly McMurtrie and Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley,

Time and again, green homes prove to be safer, more efficient and less costly to operate than homes built with standard building materials. As research has found, homes made from sustainable building materials are better able to withstand the perils of wind, hail and flood. From an insurance stand point, we’re interested in connecting the dots between how this reduction of risk could translate into better insurance rates for the people who invest in sustainable homes- and potentially impact the market as a whole.

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How I Cut My Energy Bill for Water Heating by 76%

Scott Grieves, Kissimmee Utility Authority

Scott Grieves describes his search for a new water heater to replace a 19-year-old LP Gas model. His projected energy costs for water heating with the new GeoSpring hybrid model will drop to $250.56 from $1,038/year.

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Posted by Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping, Inc.

Earlier in the year, we looked at the benefits of putting our limited rainwater to good use with water catchment and infiltration strategies.  Now that LA’s picture-perfect weather makes it tough to keep our gardens picture-perfect without irrigation, our teams field plenty of questions about graywater..

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