Enterprise believes in a holistic approach to sustainable housing and community development, starting with green building, continuing with green operations and property management, and improving community resiliency.

Our Enterprise Sustainability Exchange (ESE) builds the capacity of community development professionals to advance environmental sustainability and resiliency goals. The training program and the network of community development corporations (CDCs) focus on creating sustainable and resilient communities in greater Detroit.

Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness

November 13, 2018 – This workshop focused on developing disaster staffing plans to protect buildings, engage residents and continue business operations during disasters, especially  flooding and power outages.

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HOPE Village Eco-District and LaSalle Eco-Demonstration

October 19, 2018 – Workshop participants learned about district-level approaches to sustainability and visited the HOPE Village Eco-District and the LaSalle House Eco-Demonstration.

Energy Efficiency: Benchingmarking and Retrofits

September 25, 2018 – Led by EcoWorks, this session looked at how to benchmark energy usage as well as elements of project financing. Participants also learned about policy work being led by Michigan Energy Efficiency For All.

EcoWorks | Introduction to Benchmarking and Project Financing for Multi-Family Housing

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Green Infrastructure Solutions

August 15, 2018  – This workshop examined green infrastructure solutions that CDCs can use to reduce storm water runoff as well as looked at common challenges to Detroit stormwater drainage policy.

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Enterprise Green Communities

July 18, 2018 – This workshop focused on increasing local CDCs understanding on how to meet Green Communities Criteria, which is required as part of Michigan’s qualified allocation plans.

Introducing the Enterprise Sustainability Exchange Program

June 27, 2018 – This session introduced the Enterprise Sustainability Exchange program, discussed how to build community among community development corporations and identified potential policy challenges and priorities.


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