Green and Healthy Housing Fact Sheets

With funding from the Home Depot Foundation, NCHH partnered with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), NeighborWorks America®, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to produce this suite of fact sheets in 2009 and 2010 to provide practical information that local housing organizations can use to tackle some of the toughest healthy homes issues and cost-effectively integrate healthy homes upgrades into their existing programs. The fact sheets provide engineers, project managers, architects, and other affordable housing professionals with information on the latest innovations in green building techniques as well as practical technical information community development corporations can use in carrying out green building projects.

The estimated lifetime savings for energy and water costs exceed the initial investment and yields significant financial and health benefits for developers, property owners, and residents.

Improving Ventilation in Existing or New Buildings with Central Roof Exhaust

Improving Ventilation in Multi-Family Buildings that Do Not Have Fan-Powered Ventilation

Improving Ventilation in New and Existing Multi-Family Buildings with Individual Unit Ventilation Systems

Radon-Resistant Construction: Low-Rise Multi-Family Housing

Reasons to Explore Smoke-Free Housing


NCHH Releases Tools and Training Resources for Affordable Housing Professionals [February 22, 2010, Press Release]