The Mark Twain, Chicago, IL The spray foam insulation at the exterior walls and underside of the roof deck were huge improvements to the exterior envelope.
• Increasing accessibility to fresh local food, 0.1 miles from the Division St. Farmer’s Market
• O ffering Universal Design, with 20% of the units designed to meet ICC/ANSI A117.1 Type A requirements • R educing energy usage with Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Scores lower more efficient than required by the program. The level of sustainability to the preservation of this historic building includes 29% more efficiency than is required by the energy code and a 29% indoor water use reduction. “Green” work illustrated here is of the exterior wall and roof insulation. The spray foam insulation at the exterior walls and underside of the roof deck were huge improvements to the exterior envelope. The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria was created in 2010 to yield lowered utility costs, a healthier living environment and increased sustainability while benefiting the financial stability of both residents and affordable housing owners. Chicago has seen 16 Green Communities certified buildings since the program’s inception. “Maintaining affordability through preservation of SRO housing, as NHPF is doing with the Mark Twain, is so important for the city. And by rehabbing the Mark Twain to the Green Communities Criteria, NHPF has ensured that they’ve created a smarter, more energy-efficient building that will provide stable, healthy and sustainable homes for years to come,” said Krista Egger, National Initiatives Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners.
It is through efforts like these that NHPF sets a standard for other valuable property upgrades that will benefit our residents for years to come.
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