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Webcast: Case Study - The Impact of Affordable Green Housing (Rebroadcast)

  • June 14, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar


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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.


  1. Summarize the policies and funding mechanisms that incentivize green building program certifications for affordable housing development.
  2. Quantify the cost to build and operate green certified affordable housing as compared to traditional construction practices.
  3. Evaluate the short and long term benefits of green affordable housing including safety, comfort and cost.
  4. Assess the preliminary health and welfare impacts that green certification has on affordable housing development and operation.


  • 1.5 GBCI General
  • 1.5 AIA LU/HSW


Many thanks to USGBC Tampa Bay Branch for hosting this webinar.


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