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Financing isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you here the term green building. Instead it's usually solar panels, bamboo flooring, or a piece of plumbing equipment you're not sure you really want to understand. But just like other building...

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

So, you're approaching green as part of your mission, you're using the integrated design process, and you've tweaked the financing structure to cover the added costs. Voila! A solid green project, right? No quite. There's one more, often ignored, element...

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By now it's clear that building green is much more than adding a green roof, using solar panels, or identifying which materials will replace the standard ones. Creating a successful green project starts much earlier with the right mindset.

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This version is my creation but it sounds a lot like the mission statement of most affordable housing developers in the United States.  The absence of environmental issues in such statements...

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Esoteric, expensive, unrealistic, inspired, essential.  A decade ago, these were common reactions to combining green building and affordable housing.  Today the reaction is quite different - expressed by the now frequently repeated aphorism: we can't...

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