Experts ready to address your affordable housing technical needs
Enterprise Green Communities has vetted consultants in the TA Provider Database to ensure that each organization has the appropriate credentials and a history of delivering high-quality technical expertise. Those listed have demonstrated their continued commitment to bringing sustainable solutions to the affordable housing sector.
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Now Soliciting Submissions of Qualifications
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Technical Assistance Provider with the Enterprise Green Communities program. The application will be open for the following periods:
June 7, 2021 – August 27, 2021
August 30, 2021 – October 29, 2021
November 1, 2021 – December 17, 2021
Submissions for qualification will be solicited through the Request For Qualification (RFQ). Firms that are interested in applying should read and follow instructions in the RFQ.
If you have any questions in the interim, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customizable resources to aid your integrative design plans
Pre-Development Design Toolkit: This toolkit will help you organize your integrative design process, establish an achievable pre-development timeline, and highlight how to engage stakeholders.
The Success of Charrettes - This report highlights the emerging practice of integrative design within the affordable housing sector.
Healthy Native Homes Roadmap - This online tool leads participants through a series of prompts to build a customized, downloadable roadmap for your next project.
These tools are designed to help affordable housing property owners better assess and respond to the needs of their aging residents through the built environment.
Aging-in-Place Prioritization Charrette Tool: The Prioritization Matrix is intended to help organize aging-in-place strategies in a way that will assist the team in recognizing the relative priority level between strategies
Aging-in-Place Design Guidelines: These Aging In Place Design Guidelines supplement existing Enterprise resources for sustainable, affordable housing.
2015 Criteria Aging-in-Place Recommendations: explore select measures of the 2015 Criteria most relevant to aging in place.
Aging-in-Place Existing Conditions Checklist this checklist may be used to evaluate an existing site and/or building for design strategies that would enable residents to age with dignity in their homes.
Green Charrette Toolkit
These resources help project teams and facilitators design and implement successful Enterprise Green Communities charrettes. The templates can be used as-is or modified to fit the team and facilitator’s resources and experience. Refer to the Toolkit Map for more information.
Editable specs in MasterSpec format that correspond to the 2015 Criteria
Upgrade existing multifamily buildings with energy-efficient features and systems
Selecting prime candidates for retrofit, aligning funding sources, selecting an audit protocol, ensuring proper implementation, and evaluating results, however, can feel daunting for many portfolio managers. This toolkit distills Enterprise’s experience retrofitting multifamily affordable housing into the critical steps necessary for success. What follows is a roadmap outlining a comprehensive, cost-effiective approach to retrofit for multifamily housing owners, investors, and developers.
How to Use this on-line Toolkit
This step-by-step process can be used in three ways:
Portfolio Approach - Assists you in developing an action plan to increase the efficiency of your portfolio through selective application of retrofits and related tools
Project Approach - Assists you in taking one project through a streamlined, cost effective, efficient retrofit process
Midway through process and/or near completion - Use as a toolkit at any point during the retrofit process in order to make smart and cost-effective decisions
Referenced within the documents are these supporting attachments:
Green efforts continue after construction ends!
Watch this short presentation explaining Enterprise's commitment to green affordable housing and resident led engagement strategies.
These materials will help you teach various audiences how to integrate green and healthy practices into current operations and maintenance practices.
Manual & Maintenance Schedules
Manuals provide the backbone of a property’s maintenance program, reducing re-work, streamlining operations, and providing valuable assistance with staff on-boarding and training. These workbooks are aligned with the key principles of the 2015 Criteria and are designed to ensure that design and construction intentions are codified into operations and maintenance guidelines.
Resident Engagement Manual
Manuals provide the backbone of a property’s resident engagement program. This suite of materials align with the key principles of the 2015 Criteria and allows owners to translate information about the design and construction of their building into a format that engages residents on how to best maintain their dwelling unit and the building at large.
Discover new research and practical insights in green building and affordable housing
Green Policies Build Green Homes, Green Communities
This report assesses the impact of green requirements on LIHTC allocations with the goal of quantifying the penetration of green building across the affordable housing industry.
2015 Criteria Incremental Cost Survey, Green Communities, Bridgewire Consulting
The purpose of this guide is to provide users of the 2015 Criteria—owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, and others—with industry estimates for the costs of meeting the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. For the purposes of this guide, the project team defined incremental cost as the added cost to exceed standard construction practice for the affordable housing industry. It should be noted that this resource is not a cost-benefit guide. All users should consider the positive impacts of meeting the 2015 Criteria and weigh these against the costs estimated in this guide and by professionals working on your project.
Enterprise Green Communities Criteria: Incremental Costs, Measurable Savings Update, Peter Morris, Yianice Hernandez
This update to Incremental Cost, Measurable Savings report illustrates the cost effectiveness of the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria in delivering health, economic and environmental benefits to developers and residents of green affordable housing. For this latest report, Enterprise partnered with Davis Langdon to complete the analysis on an expanded dataset of 52 green affordable housing developments, up from 27 included in the 2009 report.
This paper provides background on the relationship between housing and health and, using case studies developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), illustrates how building affordable green housing provides health benefits to its low-income residents.
Utility Allowance Options for Investments in Energy Efficiency: Resource Guide by Yianice Hernandez, Julieann Summerford
This resource increases awareness about adopting, establishing, and offering utility allowance options supportive of energy-efficiency investments in new construction and rehabilitation