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Green Architecture: Student Designs for Low-Income, Sustainable Housing

Green Architecture: Student Designs for Low-Income, Sustainable Housing | Affordable housing | Scoop.it

It’s hard for homes to be green. Despite long-term energy savings, it’s even harder for low-income homes to afford upfront costs of some sustainable materials. But ecological design doesn’t have to mean more “green” from your wallet. In fact, using recycled and sustainable material, as one local project has shown, can be both economically viable and environmentally friendly.

The San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation (SAAHC) is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services for low and moderate income communities in the central Texas area.  When they construct new housing units, they want to minimize up-front construction costs as well as long-term operational expenses.  They were open to exploring alternate construction techniques, but wanted an opportunity to test the viability of these options.

As it happened, Taeg Nishimoto, Associate Dean of the UTSA College of Architecture, had been working for several years to develop a program that would give architecture students experience throughout the entire process of realizing a project from conception through construction...


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Immotopic's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:22 AM

Futur is green architecture.

Fabián Salazar Bazúa's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:04 PM

Una forma diferente de construir, pero sin quitarle la efectividad y creatividad.

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Green housing: In Buffalo, it's not just for rich people anymore

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Scenes from PUSH Buffalo's green rehab of 10 Winter Street. Photo by Whitney Arlene Crispell / PUSH Buffalo.
Massachusetts Avenue Park was not a place you'd want to take your kids.

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Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law - The Atlantic Cities

Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law - The Atlantic Cities | Affordable housing | Scoop.it
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Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law
The Atlantic Cities
Vacant, foreclosed homes are a particularly illogical problem. The former owners who likely could have paid rent to stay in them have been kicked out.
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From Foreclosure to Homelessness | EQUAL VOICE

From Foreclosure to Homelessness | EQUAL VOICE | Affordable housing | Scoop.it

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Top Green Building trends for 2013 - Construction Digital

Top Green Building trends for 2013 - Construction Digital | Affordable housing | Scoop.it
Top Green Building trends for 2013
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In many areas of business and industry, eco-friendliness is becoming a primary concern.
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