By KLARA KAUFMAN
Announcing: Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing
The book is out! Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kim Vermeer and Walker Wells are thrilled to announce that their book, Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition, is being released by Island Press in July 2020! They are eager to share this comprehensive resource, full of practical methods and insightful case studies, with you. Get the book to discover how green building principles can be incorporated into affordable housing design, construction, and operations.
Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing is makes a case for integrating green building in affordable housing
Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition, includes an entire chapter on the integrated design process. Essential for truly sustainable development, integrated design emphasizes the sharing of expertise and collaboration from all project team members to create an interdisciplinary, comprehensive approach to green building. By laying out a method, providing tools, and offering examples from teams with effective processes, Kim Vermeer and Walker Wells give practitioners guidance for improving the integrated design process for their own projects.
Walker Wells is a principal at Raimi + Associates, a consulting service that supports healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities. He is former Executive Director of Global Green USA and a lecturer in the UCLA planning program.
Kimberly Vermeer is President of Urban Habitat Initiatives, a Boston based consulting practice working to advance sustainability and climate resilience, especially in multifamily and affordable housing.