The Power of Partnerships: How to Achieve Affordable, Net-Zero Urban Homeownership

Net-Zero is not that hard – but squeezing in ownership at 80% of median income is challenging and important. This presentation will lay out a planning, design, and financial platform, based on the Green River Commons project, for affordable, net-zero homeownership that can be replicated around the region. We will show how Green River Commons leveraged land provided by the town with CDBG funds, a streamlined regulatory process, and innovative financial products to achieve a mix of seven market and affordable, small net zero units. Infill locations are a way for towns to repurpose property for greater density and sustainability while utilizing existing services. The developer’s keen interest and the town’s commitment meshed with the architect’s skill and enthusiasm to create a successful project.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Room / Location:
Marina 1

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.0 LU
MA CSL 1.0 hour Energy
AICP 1.0 Housing credit

Session ID: 

BOS19-223