Affordable Green Housing In Action

Affordable Green Homes

Affordable Green Housing is a hot topic in many areas. It is becoming apparent that green homes do not just help the planet. They also save homeowners money and improve health and safety over the life of the home. This is what makes HomeNav proud to be helping incorporate affordable green housing into community planning.

Just recently, we wrapped up a project in northeastern region of Missouri that we thought you might find interesting. This project which is  being developed by the Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency and funded by Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC), will offer affordable green housing for families. The agency developed three homes that were designed to be low maintenance, long-lasting, durable and provide comfort, health and safety for local families.

Energy Efficient Affordable Green Housing

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One of the homes built in Kahoka Missouri.

The homes, all built identically, have been designed and built with efficiency in mind. The home systems were selected based on energy efficiency,  water conservation and reducing other resources. They also provide improved indoor air quality for the families, for healthier living conditions.

Additionally, the home sites were designed and developed with a lighter impact in mind.  This included home position, minimal soil disturbance, low maintenance landscaping, thus reducing the impact on the area. Because these factors were a priority throughout the project, the homes will be assets to the community for years to come.

It Takes A Team Effort

Working with the architect, builder and the Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency, I served as green consultant for the project. Careful planning and designed allowed everyone involved to have a clear vision of what the homes were to look like. Features, design and construction practices were taken into consideration from the beginning. The extra time and care put into the initial planning, saved valuable time. This also produced detailed specifications of what was expected from the builders.

Following this detailed process led to the success of the project.

To hear more about this very interesting project, take a look at the videos below where the architect Monte Stock and the builder Robert Janney discuss their roles in the project.

 

Want To Learn More?

If you have questions about this project or would like to know more about building affordable housing and the practices and products involved with green homes, feel free to use the comment section below or drop me a note at Marla(at)HomeNav.com.

Providing comfortable, safe and long-lasting for families is an extremely rewarding aspect to the green homes movement. We are looking forward to more of these amazing projects in the near future and I will keep you updated on their progress!

Affordable Green Housing

3 Comments… add one
Anna Porter May 23, 2013, 10:57 am

Thanks for this Marla. People need to see that Green building is for everyone! Here’s another builder who is building green for the 50+ population and his homes are priced just like the conventional ones in the area. He maintains that if you build smart, green building does not have to cost more: http://www.activewestbuilders.com/index.html

Gabi Schwartz May 23, 2013, 12:13 pm

Marla, awesome job…. we need to partner and get the homebuilders to keep their home and environment green…

Want to share information on how I might be able to assist.

Gabriele @ 314.378.7776

Tina Gleisner May 27, 2013, 6:42 am

Marla, Would love to get the list of green features used in these homes, to inspire others to do the same thing.

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