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  • More Money for Green Properties

    Tallman Pines sold its low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) for more than $1 per dollar of credit even after prices began to dip. Bank of America bid high to invest in the public housing redevelopment in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and kept its commitment to close the deal last summer even after...

  • New Standards for Green Building

    This spring, a partnership between the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) plans to release a new green building standard, adding to an already dizzying array of green standards confronting affordable housing developers. Here's a list of the most...

  • New Standard to Help Developers Go Green

    Housing developers confused by the new emphasis on green building may soon find relief thanks to building code language in the final stage of development by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the International Code Council (ICC), and the NAHB Research Center.

  • Top 10 Tips to Go Green

    Based on dozens of interviews with developers, engineers, and investors, here are AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE's top 10 practical green building tips.

  • Lighting's Latest Nuts and Bolts

    Lighting design starts with knowing what the gear can let you do. Especially with the increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainable design, even small improvements in tried and true products might mean the difference in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) point or two.

  • Cabin Fever

    A research facility in the smoky mountains utilizes its surroundings to provide a sustainable design.

  • Help for K-12 Design

    Design of energy-efficient K-12 schools is an important segment of the building industry at present, and organizations around the country are taking a variety of actions to assist architects, lighting designers, and specifiers in the task.Recently, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and...

  • Planting New LEED Seeds

    BRONX, N.Y. - Last fall, 28 low-income homeowners moved into the first community in New York state certified under the brand-new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes standard.

  • Defining "Green"

    You probably think that I have been around too long and have seen too many contracts to sign anything containing an important specification that isn't clearly defined. Surely I would never do something as stupid as that, right?

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