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
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!