Truly Affordable: How can super-efficient buildings become the new normal in equitable affordable housing?
Minnesota is working hard to create more affordable housing. But if we build structures that are not super-efficient, residents will be saddled with high energy bills—and we will miss an opportunity to improve our built environment, a top source of carbon emissions in the state. With increased attention on affordable housing we have the opportunity to do it right and build new affordable housing that is so energy efficient it can be heated and cooled with small amounts of renewable electricity. It makes economic sense, it improves indoor air quality, and it also dramatically reduces carbon emissions.
We have the know-how to build super-efficient housing that is affordable over the long term. Why isn’t all new housing built that way, and how can we do better? Fresh Energy is bringing people together from diverse areas of the affordable housing arena to explore this issue in an exciting breakfast event.
Who should attend: Community members, architects, developers, lenders, philanthropists, decision-leaders, health interests, practitioners, advocates, members of the public—everyone who cares about the future of affordable housing, and the built environment, in Minnesota.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:30 – 9:30 AM CST
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Free parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to the building. Midpointe Event Center is conveniently located near the Green Line Snelling Ave Station and multiple bus routes along University and Snelling Avenues.
* Early Bird Tickets are available through March 19. * Ticket price includes program and full breakfast.
$15 Early Bird Fresh Energy donors/Government or Nonprofit employees/Students
$25 Early Bird General Admission