Enterprise Green Communities (EGC)
Enterprise Green Communities is the first green building framework in the US that focuses on the affordable housing sector. Enterprise Green Communities is improving the health and well-being of low-income people by transforming the quality of affordable housing in America. By aligning affordable housing investment strategies with environmentally responsive building practices, Enterprise is leading the national effort to ensure that people living in affordable housing are healthier, spend less money on utilities, and have more opportunities through their connections to transportation, quality food and healthcare systems. To help project teams meet the requirements of the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, we have developed a series customizable specifications templates and companion planning spreadsheets. When construction specifications include the correct green building requirements, contractors have the information they need to successfully build green affordable housing.