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In #Oregon, #LEED could be just the #sustainable path out of affordable #housing crisis:

USGBC is currently engaged in Oregon’s efforts to expand the availability of affordable housing—specifically, advocating for such housing to be green and energy-efficient. in line with our mission. USGBC’s commitment to green buildings for all in a generation is reflected in every aspect of the work we do. Currently, over 40 percent of the almost 200,000 LEED-certified homes in the United States are affordable housing units. We know that housing affordability is not just about being able to pay the rent or mortgage. It is also about being able to afford the utilities as well. That is why LEED’s emphasis on energy and water efficiencies, as well as third-party verification, gives affordable housing developers, community development agencies and the government an excellent tool for providing affordable homes to vulnerable families. Oregon, like many areas of the United State...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/oregon-sustainable-path-out...

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