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March 6, 2008
Cicilline to launch 'green' housing design contest
Is there a way to encourage contractors and builders to create houses that leave less impact on the environment?
Competition is always good.
Today, Mayor David N. Cicilline plans to launch the city’s first Sustainable Housing Design Competition. One of the competition’s goals is to show that “green building” can be affordable.
Another aim is to help developers understand how to integrate energy efficient designs into the construction of affordable houses.
The competition will be launched at 1:30 p.m. at 17 Gordon Ave., in Providence.
After the launch, there will be a tour of the Gordon Street building, the first commercial facility in the state with a green roof, solar power, a rainwater recovery system and other energy efficient technologies.
The competition winner will be announced at the city’s 3rd annual Celebration of Housing breakfast in May.
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