North Shore CDC is committed to incorporating “green” building features into our developments in order to reduce environmental impact and set an example for future development on the North Shore. Environmentally responsible features contribute to a healthier and more attractive building while allowing residents the opportunity to reduce their expenses on energy.
Our newest developments include features that lead the way in green, affordable housing, such as:
- Solar Energy – Solar panels provide approximately 45% of the electricity for all public areas of a building in one year.
- Green Cleaning Solutions- North Shore CDC offices and residential buildings are maintained with green cleaning products.
- Demolition & Construction Waste Recycled – We are able to redirect 89% of demolition waste materials to the appropriate recycling facilities.
- Upgraded Insulation – Dense Packed Cellulose insulation has been added to our buildings for better air sealing to lower utility bills and improve comfort.
- Low-Flow Toilets – Low-flow toilets use half the amount of water as a regular toilet, despite looking exactly the same. While an older toilet can use on average 3.5 gallons of water in one flush, low-flow toilets use less than 1.3 gallons.
- Paints with Low or No Volatile Organic Compounds – Indoor air pollution is considered to be one of the top five hazards to human health. Low- to no-VOC paints used in our new developments release little to no hazardous fumes.