Explore a new model for net zero in affordable housing using integrated design and ongoing community engagement. Recognized as the 2014 Green Builder Affordable Home of the Year, the Eco-Village community in River Falls, Wisconsin, is living proof that sustainable homes can provide tangible economic and social benefits to homeowners.

Learning Objectives

  • Design an integrated approach to project development for LEED-certified affordable housing.
  • Apply existing technology to meet or exceed net zero goals.
  • Conduct ongoing environmental impact measurement in residential developments to identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Engage in intentional public-private sector collaboration that leads to better social, environmental and economic outcomes for affordable housing.