Healthy & Affordable Communities
A review of how the concept of healthy homes can be expanded block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood and city by city all across our country and around the globe. So many cities are adopting healthy home principles into their building codes and legislative process. Scottsdale Arizona requires all public buildings to be LEED certified Gold level. Calgary has a Healthy Homes Initiative that is open to all of its residence to incorporate many of these healthy homes concepts for all of their residents. A look at some larger community development projects and their successes. How can we bring the concept of affordable healthy homes to Chicago? What specific housing strategies and new prototypes can be adopted to our local climate, materials and resources, zoning constraints and lot selections? The importance of legislation and establishing new standards in housing performance and sustainable principles.