Partner Energy provides documentation support for Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) certification projects, including multifamily new construction, rehabilitation and/or preservation projects in existing buildings.
Green Building practices are intended to promote the design and construction of energy efficient and resilient buildings that provide occupants with a comfortable, healthy, and safe place to live, while simultaneously reducing the associated utility and operating costs for tenants and owners alike.
Enterprise Community Partners recently released the fifth generation of environmental standards for affordable homes.The updated Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) Criteria offers two levels of certification:
- EGC certification demonstrates a property has achieved a holistic approach to green affordable housing.
- EGC Plus (EGC+) certification recognizes leading green affordable housing developments making the greatest strides along the Path to Zero.
Homes certified under the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities criteria will also earn WELL Certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). They also benefit from:
- Reduced electric and natural gas use as compared to standard code compliant buildings;
- Lower utility costs for tenants and owners;
- More efficient, durable building systems;
- Reduced water usage and waste;
- Improved thermal comfort, indoor air quality and reduction of harmful contaminants;
- Reduced carbon footprint and increased benefits to the environment and community; and/or,
- Local economic growth.