The Green Roundtable / NEXUS Selected by Enterprise Green Communities to Join Prestigious Technical Assistance Provider Network

Two leading organizations work towards mainstreaming green affordable housing to promote healthy living environments for low-income residents

Boston, MA, September 23, 2010 --( The Green Roundtable / NEXUS was selected by Enterprise Green Communities to join their prestigious Technical Assistance Provider Network. Enterprise, a national leader in green affordable housing, chooses service providers based on demonstrated expertise in design, construction, rehabilitation and operations of green affordable housing. The goal of Enterprise’s Technical Assistance Provider Network is to match green technical experts with affordable housing developers to reduce energy consumption and create healthy living environments for low-income residents.

Enterprise Green Communities has paved the way for the greening of all affordable housing developments, helping shift green building practice from experimental to mainstream. In the past five years, Enterprise invested $700 Million to build and preserve more than 11,632 green affordable homes across the U.S. They have also issued a national call to action to make all affordable housing green by 2020. Due to the leadership of organizations like Enterprise Green Communities, residents are enjoying a lower cost of ownership and increased health and environmental benefits.

The Green Roundtable / NEXUS was founded to deliver exactly the kind of technical and strategic support that the Enterprise program requires. "Sustainable projects have come to us because they trust our input, perceive us as a resource and know that they get more than simply technical knowledge," says Colleen Soden, Director of Technical Assistance at NEXUS. "We look forward to working with projects that are pursuing Green Communities criteria and to supporting the achievements of green affordable housing."

Since 1998, NEXUS has helped green more than 10 Million square feet of development, many of which are for affordable housing projects. One of NEXUS’ recent projects was an evaluation of feasibility for a Net Zero Energy public housing development covering 16 acres at the Old Colony site in Boston, MA. This is the nation's largest Net Zero Energy public housing initiative to date. As a consultant to the Boston Housing Authority, NEXUS developed a Net Zero Energy master plan, analyzed the site for renewable energy potential, evaluated the impact of building locations, accessed potential achievements of both LEED and Green Communities criteria and served as a resource to the developers and design team. Projects like the Old Colony support Enterprise's mission of making environmentally responsible development mainstream practice.

The NEXUS consulting team continues to create opportunities to incorporate capacity-building into projects and to elevate the knowledge of sustainable strategies for each team member and building occupant. Learn more about Enterprise Green Communities and about NEXUS' Consulting Services.

Aaron Desatnik
Marketing Manager
(617) 374-3740 x 127


The Green Roundtable / NEXUS, a non-profit based in Boston, is a national leader in green building education, product promotion and consulting services. For more information, contact Aaron Desatnik, Marketing Manager, at (617) 374-3740 x127 or or visit
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