Sustainable Communities

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


Resources

Reports

Community Engagement for Healthy Neighborhoods (PPT)