Using the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) as the benchmark, this report provides a retrospective evaluation of affordable housing designs that were built in compliance with various green building programs.
This 2014 report shows that in neighborhoods where LISC invested heavily, jobs and incomes each grew 9 percent more than in similar communities with little or no investment.
A 2013 report from the UNC Center for Community Capital exploring correlative data between energy efficient certified homes and mortgage default rates. This is the first academic study on this topic.
Getting Started with Green Preservation: an Introduction to Issues and Resources for Greening Existing Affordable Housing
A report released by LISC making the case for green renovation in affordable housing while providing historical context, case studies, strategies, and resources for getting started with green preservation.