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#Neighborhoods? Yep. We certify those too! Spotlight on #LEED ND in this issue of #USGBCplus

#Neighborhoods? Yep. We certify those too! Spotlight on #LEED ND in this issue of #USGBCplus

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version . The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program aids low-income housing projects in the pursuit of LEED certification. From the looks of things today, you’d never know the Homes at Old Colony are a world apart from what they used to be. First built in 1940, the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston was one of the city’s oldest developments. But by the turn of the 21st century, it had become one of the costliest places under the Boston Housing Authority’s jurisdiction, with rundown infrastructure, high energy consumption, and a litany of health and safety hazards for its tenants—not to mention the site design itself. “It was a classic superblock setup,” says Shiva Prakash of New Ecology, the Boston-based nonprofit that served as sustainability consultants on the ...

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