Welcome to the Enterprise Green Communities NSP blog. Our hope is that this becomes an open forum for NSP recipients, sub-recipients, and project teams to discuss some of the challenges and successes you are experiencing as it relates to your green initiatives across the country. With the newness of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, we are all in the same place – learning lots of new regulations, interpretations, and minute details. Enterprise Green Communities is hoping that the existence and continual use of this blog will help you through every step of the green initiative you are building into your Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Peter Yost, with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, will be co-authoring this blog with me, teaching us all about the science behind green building. I will be co-authoring and consistently checking in, answering questions, and joining the discussions in the hopes of learning from you and hopefully, helping a little.
Hello, everyone. I am really looking forward to this forum with all of you out in the field and with the stellar staff at Enterprise, most particularly Amy. Between the two of us (check out our backgrounds upper right on this page), we will be covering all sorts of green building issues and opportunities, sharing our unique perspectives and hopefully adding yours to the mix by way of comments as well. We know our stuff, but so do you! Join in with questions or expertise as often as you like.
We thought we would start off this blog with a sampling of topics we have in mind, but sure hope that you will pipe up with topics you would like to see covered!
– What is Green Building? Getting everyone on the same green page.
– Building Assessment: Is this where green rehabs start?
– Homeowner Education: How is a green HO manual different than a conventional one?
– Radon Mitigation: Dealing with the invisible…
– High Performance Scopes of Work: Greening your trade contracts.
– Web-based project management software: What makes this green?