The Answer to Affordable Housing is Simple
Overall, 36% of households do not own a home. Not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t afford to. What’s more, the percentage of non-home owners is significantly higher for non-white individuals and those under 35.
We know it’s absolutely possible to construct a well-built home for a fraction of the average cost—and it would not only benefit the consumer market, but the industry as a whole. It would eliminate the majority of the notable profitability from the entire design, build and purchasing process, as well as all unnecessary costs. Moreover, we believe we can achieve all of this by using sustainable materials that last—materials that can facilitate a healthy environment.
The concept of sustainable building incorporates and integrates a variety of strategies during the design, construction and operation of building projects. Green building materials offer reduced maintenance and replacement costs over the life of the building, energy conservation, and greater design flexibility with lower costs associated with space reconfiguration. Most importantly, they improve the occupants’ health and way of life.