Healthy Homes

Enhancing Health and Well-Being in Homes

Connecting energy consumption and human potential

The regenerative economy recognizes people must live within balanced, living systems, and the home is the most meaningful example of humanity’s intimate reliance on a healthy, affordable built environment that optimizes human potential while minimizing environmental impact. If the built environment is not healthy, neither are any of us who live within it.

Expanding access to resource-efficient, healthy affordable housing

The Healthy and Efficient Residential Environments (HERE) program ensures that everyone has access to housing that supports their well-being.

We partner with public housing agencies, philanthropic organizations and businesses to help deliver a more equitable future through more equitable housing.


Case Study

Efficient Solutions for New Homes: Savannah Gardens

The Savannah Housing Department is leading sustainable and affordable housing development in Georgia. It partnered with Southface Energy Institute, a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Partnership for Home Innovation Building America research team, to seek cost-effective solutions for …

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White Paper

The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

The impact of green building certification programs on the cost and energy performance multifamily affordable housing has long been misunderstood due to a lack of data and analysis, particularly in the Southeast United States.

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White Paper

Energy Efficiency Tax Credit for Solar and Renewables

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. This law extends, but alters, the tax credits for energy efficiency available in 2011.

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