Enterprise Green Communities and Passive House

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The green building program for affordable housing gives points for PHIUS certification

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The best green building program you’ve never heard of is probably Enterprise Green Communities. Everyone knows about LEEDLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify.

, of course. Regional programs, such as EarthCraft House and Minnesota GreenStar, also have name recognition in their areas. But unless you’ve been involved with Enterprise Green Communities, you may not have even heard of it. The recent release of their new program criteria means that it’s time for that lack of name recognition to change.

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[source: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/articles/dept/building-science/enterprise-green-communities-and-passive-house]

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