Since 1974, Urban Edge has been dedicated to developing healthy and sustainable communities in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and surrounding neighborhoods. As part of our mission, we’ve recognized an obligation to understand and act upon the local and global impacts of our development efforts. Since 2001 we had been engaged in various efforts to introduce more environmentally friendly approaches to our work, ranging from a local asthma study to Egleston Crossing, a 64-unit mixed-use transit oriented project that incorporates renewable energy.
With the support of the Garfield Foundation in 2004, we launched an initiative to standardize a more environmentally sensitive approach to our development and maintenance practices. Green Housing at Urban Edge (Green HUE) is a strategic effort to design and implement green affordable housing development and operations at Urban Edge.