‘Boring Crap' That Can Make Affordable Housing Greener

It's becoming easier and easier to gin up enthusiasm for high-end green buildings: the glass-and-steel confections bedecked with solar panels and topped with pricey shrubs. But what if you can't pay for cutting-edge technology? Can housing for the masses be eco-friendly too?

At a Thursday morning conference organized by the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation called "Breaking the Green Ceiling," a panel of experts tried to explain that it could--but only if government fronts the cash, and designers stop thinking about the high-end design tweaks.  read more »

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