Green in Action Producer and Marketing and Communications Specialist Klara Kaufman says goodbye and reflects on nearly three years working at Urban Habitat Initiatives.
The impacts of climate change demand action in every part of life. In the housing industry, there’s a push to build new green, resilient, and healthy homes. But what about the homes that already exist? It would take over 100 years to replace all the old housing with new. Rehabilitating older housing to be more energy and water efficient, healthy, comfortable, and resilient is a key approach as we face this crisis.
Somehow, another year has flown by! With a hopeful start offered by vaccines and a change in the presidential administration, we looked forward to some relief from the COVID challenges of 2020 and chances to reconnect and move forward. And while the COVID story is not yet finished, 2021 did have many good moments.
Welcome to the era of Integrated Design! The next two episodes of the Green in Action podcast are ready for your ears. In this new episode and “minisode,” host Kimberly Vermeer (and Urban Habitat Initiatives President) gets into the nitty-gritty of one of the most important sustainable design tools: the integrated design process.
After over a year of planning, research, interviews, scripting, and editing, Green in Action is launched! Green in Action, or GinA, dives deep into the successes, innovations, and challenges of green leaders developing sustainable and equitable communities. Join host Kimberly Vermeer, President of Urban Habitat Initiatives, for stories about green leadership in affordable housing.
July brings the one-year anniversary of the publication of Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition. One the one hand, it’s hard to believe it’s been a year. On the other hand, what a year it has been!
The Green in Action podcast team took a filed trip to see Finch, a Passive House, FitWel, and LEED Platinum certified development in Cambridge, MA.
How do green building practitioners approach the problems that arise when navigating the complex work of building sustainable affordable housing? Exploring that complexity is where the forthcoming Urban Habitat Initiatives podcast Green in Action comes in.
Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kimberly Vermeer reflects on her work in 2020.