Supportive housing providers understand the need to conserve energy and resources, create healthier environments for tenants and achieve broad environmental objectives within the greater supportive housing mission. These goals are being achieved through new construction, capital improvements, building operations and management, changes in tenant behavior and programming. They are still being spurred by funding incentives and regulatory requirements. The Network assists with sustainable building goals and provides a venue for Network members to share experiences, contacts and knowledge about new opportunities and innovative green practices.
Create an integrated, agency-wide strategy to improve energy consumption and maintain sustainable practices in supportive housing buildings through education, training and programmed activities for tenants and staff.
Why is it important to track building utility usage? What must be done by law, and what should be done, to keep track of building operations, budgets and for the welfare of tenants?
Growing plants is the most basic of green activities. Learn more about horticulture as a programming option, and find out what other supportive housing providers are doing.
The Network's members have embarked on remarkable projects to make their tenants healthier and buildings more sustainable. This page outlines five such projects from across New York State.