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Grants offered by U.S. Green Building Council

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 6/1/2012

Ten $25,000 grants are being offered by the U.S. Green Building Council to assist developers of affordable housing that show commitment to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood Development program.

The LEED for Neighborhood Development program encourages locations that reduce vehicle miles travelled and are near jobs and services by foot or transit. With reduced transportation costs and the option to walk or ride to work, school, or local services, LEED-ND projects with affordable housing can bring the environmental benefits such as green homes and infrastructure, health benefits such as walkable streets, economic benefits such as new jobs, and social benefits such as new parks and access to fresh food to low income and working families.

Applications will be accepted until August 10, 2012. For more information about this grant program, read more on the Green Building Council's website.