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NHS Goes Green

11/01/13 at 08:12 AM

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) has recently committed to work towards the NeighborWorks America Green Organization designation.  The designation recognizes NeighborWorks network members who incorporate healthy and sustainable principles into every facet of their operations and throughout their lines of business.  As of this fall, NHS is considering green standards in its operations and single family construction plans and has already started to include green recommendations and materials for homeownership counseling participants and residents of its affordable housing properties. 

NHS is pursuing this designation because we believe going green is important for our environment and community. In terms of affordable housing, incorporating energy efficiency is critical and is a means of ensuring properties are affordable and sustainable long term.  Special thanks to Marie Conway, Americorps VISTA currently serving at NHS, for her work in developing this project.  Ideas for NHS green initiatives within our community are welcome from the public and can be directed to Marie at mconway@nhsid.org

For more information about the NeighborWorks Green Organization program, click here : http://nw.org/network/neighborworksprogs/multifamily/GreenPrograms.asp

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