Affordable housing charrettes
Affordable Housing Green Building Charrettes are intense work sessions that bring together diverse groups, which may include housing developers, architects, contractors, public and private funders, policymakers, potential residents, community stakeholders transportation professionals (if applicable, i.e. transit-oriented development) to integrate sustainable green design principles into affordable housing development projects. Charrettes often take into consideration the existing community context by using a holistic and total-systems approach to the development process to promote health and livability throughout the life cycle of the development.
Affordable Housing Green Charrettes offer affordable housing developers the opportunity to green affordable residential developments during the schematic. By conducting charrettes during the schematic design phase, helps developers to establish green goals as early as possible so that the most cost-effective green strategies can be incorporated in the building and site plans. This integrated approach to designing and developing of affordable housing projects may be essential to assuring that the development responds to its environment, the cultural context of the existing neighborhood, the equity and social justice needs of the residents, within the allowable budget.
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