Enterprise Green Communities is the only national green building program created with and for the affordable housing sector.
Launched in 2004, the comprehensive program has evolved to address the growing threats of our changing climate. What hasn’t shifted is our focus on residents’ health and well-being.
We collaborate with developers, investors, builders, policymakers, health care practitioners and other stakeholders. Together, we’re here for change.
To scale green building practices across our industry, we:
- Provide grants and technical assistance to increase high-quality affordable housing development
- Partner with researchers to improve the health and quality of indoor environments
- Engage federal, state and local policymakers on green affordable housing development
- Promote the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and certification
Advancing Racial Equity through Green Building
Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) are more likely to live in unhealthy homes that lack access to transit and other resources. BIPOC communities also face a greater risk of living near brownfields and other toxic spaces and industries. Healthy, efficient green affordable homes are key to advancing racial equity. And to achieving economic and environmental justice.