As part of our Green Housing at Urban Edge (Green HUE) initiative, we developed the Green Housing Toolkit, a web-based resource that helps users consider sustainable alternatives while constructing, operating, or living in affordable housing. The Toolkit is designed for developers, property managers, maintenance staff, residents and other community development corporations.
The topics in this Toolkit were selected as priorities for Urban Edge. We plan to add additional topics and update current information as needed. Also, note that some topics in this Toolkit may contain details specific to the Boston or New England area.
Most topics follow this general format:
Description: This section briefly describes the topic and its significance for consideration.
Urban Edge Guidelines: This section provides a summary of our recommendations on guidelines and key issues to consider when selecting a system or component.
Spotlight on Urban Edge: This section summarizes information about current Urban Edge practices as well as expectations about future changes.
Options and Criteria Review: This section provides information about commonly used options and green alternatives. Where appropriate, each topic also contains information about relative costs, environmental impacts, health issues, and life cycle considerations.
Resources: The resource section directs users to additional online publications or user-specific information.