Affordable green housing: Transparent vs. transformative approaches

Lisa Domenica Iulo, Bruce L. Quigley

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Abstract

This paper compares two approaches to green affordable housing. "Transparent" refers to green housing that is perceptually little different than its un-green counterparts but meets the requirements and standards of green building. A transformative approach is one in which the housing is markedly different from its non-green contemporaries. Petersburg Commons represents a "transparent" approach; the process and product are incrementally improved over the conventional approach. Houses are "green" by standard, but they do not look overtly different nor are there dramatic changes in the way residents are required to interact with their home or community. Bedford Mews is more aggressive in its "green" stance; the form and character of the development is different from that of adjoining neighborhoods, and residents are expected to interact differently within their house, their development, their neighborhood and their region; it is intended for people who want to transform the way we use natural resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007
Subtitle of host publication36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Pages570-577
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 12 2007

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007: 36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Volume2

Other

OtherSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period7/8/077/12/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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