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Webinar and Panel Discussion: The Impact of Affordable Green Housing

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Starts On - August 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ends On - August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
1300 White Street
Key West , FL 33040

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.

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. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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.

Learning objectives

  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.

Continuing education

  • 1 GBCI general
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW

This is a self-reporting series for GBCI. USGBC Florida will report your AIA credit hours if we have your AIA member number on file.


Free for everyone. It is open to the public

Location of webcast and in-person meeting: In-Person at Key West City Hall