Truly green housing is located in a sustainable neighborhood, close to jobs, where it is convenient to walk, bike and take public transit, and is easy to be part of a community.
- Walkable neighborhoods promote personal health, safety, community engagement, and prosperous local businesses.
- Green retrofits and new construction result in durable, affordable homes, which helps support a stable community with lower rates of foreclosure and demolition. Energy efficiency improvements have been shown to result in increasing both home values and equity for homeowners.
- Green building helps build the local economy and creates local jobs by using locally manufactured and distributed products and services.
EHW’s Kim Foreman Speaks about Sustainability in Cleveland
- How walkable is your neighborhood?
- Cleveland EcoVillage
- Dan Burden’s walkable communities site