SUSTAINABLE SITES
WATER EFFICIENCY
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
INNOVATION IN DESIGN

SUSTAINABLE SITES
(LEED NCv2.2: 12 out of 14 possible points documented)

Choice of a suitable site is the first consideration in green building. In the case of NHS’ Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Lab, the choice was simple; NHS would rehabilitate the formerly vacant 24 Hudson Street property directly abutting the existing NHS office location at 333 Sherman Avenue.   CLICK HERE

WATER EFFICIENCY
(LEED NCv2.2: 5 out of 5 possible points documented)

Limiting the amount of potable water used for non-drinking purposes is the most important way for building owners to conserve this valuable resource. Inspired by NHS’ example, local homeowners and landlords are already beginning to incorporate some of the Lab’s water-saving strategies into their own projects. CLICK HERE

ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
(LEED NCv2.2: 15 out of 17 possible points documented)

Saving energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions and utility bills. The Lab serves as a testing ground for some of the energy saving techniques eventually used in NHS houses. Other energy conservation methods showcased in the Lab are more suitable for small commercial buildings.   CLICK HERE

MATERIALS & RESOURCES
(LEED NCv2.2: 6 out of 13 possible points documented)

NHS of New Haven staff are keenly aware of ways to use materials and resources conservatively throughout our operations, especially in our primary line of business, affordable housing development. We “recycle” houses, turning the city’s vacant and abandoned housing stock back into affordable, beautiful, energy efficient homes.  CLICK HERE

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
(LEED NCv2.2: 12 out of 15 possible points documented)

Indoor environmental quality has direct correlation with occupant health, comfort, and productivity. NHS staff members working in the building and people attending classes in the large demonstration room benefit directly. Innovative approaches modeled by the Lab can be used at other small commercial facilities, and tours are frequently offered to inspire others to build top quality facilities.   CLICK HERE

INNOVATION IN DESIGN
(LEED NCv2.2: 5 out of 5 possible points documented)

NHS seeks to be a green buildings “leader by example” within its immediate realm of influence.    CLICK HERE