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Green Building

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Green Building

  1. 1. Green Building Queens
  2. 2. Benefits of Green Building <ul><li>Social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Conserve energy, water, the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs for homeowners </li></ul><ul><li>Promote healthy living </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit residents, the community, the world </li></ul>
  3. 3. Urban is Green <ul><li>Mass Transit </li></ul><ul><li>Dense, Less Impact on Land </li></ul><ul><li>Small Living Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Less Energy Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Dependency on Cars </li></ul><ul><li>Large Homes and Lots </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive Energy and Water Use </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Affordable Housing <ul><li>High Population Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Spending 30%+ of income on housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting energy costs preserves affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensive use of energy resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consume 20% of income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be reduced by 25% or more </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Queens <ul><li>New York City Housing Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 Affordable Housing Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest - Queensbridge Houses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Population, 2007 estimate 2,270,338 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-unit Housing, 2000 69.1% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persons per household, 2000 2.81 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per capita money income, 1999 $19,222 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Little Interest in Sustainable Housing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Queens Housing - Going Green? <ul><li>Implemented Changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces electrivity consumption by 15% (1/4 the electricity, lasts 10 times longer) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot water storage tanks- instantaneous hot water heaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction of 59 million pounds CO2 per year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$3 billion to preserve and create 165,000 units of housing by 2013 </li></ul>
  7. 7. How To Make a Housing Project Green <ul><li>Obstacles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and external resistance to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher cost for green materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small supplier base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for alternative planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of easily accessible resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for homeowner education </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How To Make a Housing Project Green <ul><li>Financial Incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced Energy Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Creation and Market Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced risk of eviction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserves affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced reliance on energy assistance programs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How To Make a Housing Project Green <ul><li>Energy Star </li></ul><ul><li>Seal and Insulate </li></ul><ul><li>Heat and Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Site Design </li></ul><ul><li>Green Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Disposal - Recycling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Environmental Protection Agency </li></ul></ul>

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