Step Approach Foundations and Local Government

Finally, project teams should approach foundations and local governments about the possibility of covering any remaining gaps that exists between a project's green building goals and the resources available to pay for them. Because of its unique blend of environmental, economic, and social benefits, green affordable housing is an attractive issue for many philanthropists and local policymakers. Developers can potentially leverage these benefits into commitments for additional funds, especially for aspects of a project that provide a distinct local benefit or that cannot be funded elsewhere. Furthermore, local, regional, and state agencies, such as a city green building program, regional water quality control board, county transit agency, or state energy department, may be interested in including the project as part of a pilot program for solar energy, natural stormwa-ter management, transit oriented development, or environmental education.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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