Join U.S. Green Building Council – South Carolina Commuity for an online webinar and discussion around the demonstrated, positive effect of truly affordable housing projects and the quantitative impact that green building certification programs have had on the affordable housing stock.
THIS COURSE IS ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON COMPONENT UNTIL 2019. You must join this webinar by registering first. You will then be given access to the Go To Meeting Link. The course is GBCI approved for 1.5 HRS but attendees must self-report.
Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development an estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. Southface has long advocated that “greening” affordable housing positively impacts renters and homeowners by lowering utility bills. An exciting new study was published earlier this year to validate the cost-benefit of “green” affordable housing. Southface will provide an overview of the methodology, process and results of the study, comparing green and non-green affordable housing performance and costs for 17 properties across the Southeast. Learn more about the demonstrated, positive effect of truly affordable housing projects and the quantitative impact that green building certification programs have had on the affordable housing stock.
Amy Barrett, Executive Director