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Housing Knowledge Community

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The AIA Housing Knowledge Community tracks housing issues and develops relationships with industry stakeholders to encourage and promote safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing for all Americans.

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  • a concrete house with slanting roof, and parapet walls to send rain water to a tank which can use...

  • This webinar will present and overview of the Department of the Navy Housing Privatization program...

  • “Within Formal Cities” is a project by Abe Drechsler and Brian Gaudio to document housing and infrastructure...

  • Smart growth and smaller dwelling units may address issues of sustainability far better than relying...

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  • Habitat III U.S. National Committee Talking Points

    The AIA Housing Knowledge Community serves on behalf of the AIA on the UN Habitat III
    subcommittee for Education and Outreach. This important convention happens onlyonce
    every 20 years, serving to help shape the international agenda on urbanization and issues of equity.

Latest Discussion Postings

  • AIA SPP Small Project Design Competition 2016 Pop-Up Project: Tactical Urbanism – Creating Place APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2016, 4:59 PM EST The AIA Small Project Practitioners invites architects and architecture students...

  • Using an EEM to install energy efficiency up front means that while paying the same or less each month to the mortgage rather than to the utility bill, that money, instead of going “up the chimney” in heating or electricity bills, goes...

  • Matthew, The following reports below should answer most of the questions regarding the value added from green building. http://www.worldgbc.org/files/1513/6608/0674/Business_Case_For_Green_Building_Report_WEB_2013-04-11.pdf http://www.worldgbc.org/files/8613/6295/6420/World_Green_Building_Trends_SmartMarket_Report_2013.pdf...

  • Sandra Adromatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, adomatis@hotmail.com , has done a good bit of research on the issue and just gave a lecture about this subject at the NAHB convention and offered to answer questions about it. She indicated...

  • Don't these kinds of mortgages just saddle those who can least afford it with more debt? They borrow against the energy cost savings over the "useful life" of the energy savings measure. This is likely to be longer than most people stay in their houses...

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