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Denver Housing Authority Shares Sustainable Affordable Home Successes: City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, July 28

From urban gardening to geo-thermal, Denver?s Housing Authority (DHA) is successfully weaving sustainability into their development efforts. On Thursday, July 28 DHA?s Ryan Tobin will share the sustainability components and finance mechanisms for several of their more recent affordable housing projects. Examples include:  

         The Park Avenue project, which includes rehabilitating189 units, building 91 new units seeking LEED-ND certification at the gold level, building 89 units seeking LEED for Homes certification at the platinum level (as a pilot project) and more than 200 other mixed-income new construction units.

         The South Lincoln project, which is scheduled for $22 Million in funding to continue development with 5 phases of new construction, 90 units each, that will seek LEED-NC certification at the gold level, provide a community center and incorporate access to healthy, local food.

         The Hirschfeld Tower, part of the 3 Towers project, where 209 units are served by a geo-thermal heat system through an energy efficiency performance contract.

         A partnership with Denver Urban Gardens that is currently supporting both a sustainability park and urban farm.


The free lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled City banners. 


Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on environmental issues. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or