Green Grant Will Help Sheppard Square Project Earn LEED Certification

September 17, 2014

Housing Authority awarded $31,000

Louisville Metro Housing Authority has been selected by the United States Green Building Council to receive one of eleven ?2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grants.?

The $31,000 grant will continue the Sheppard Square Revitalization Project?s efforts to secure Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Neighborhood Development.

LEED is a national rating system that considers smart growth, urbanism and green building in regards to neighborhood design.

LMHA was recognized for its commitment to building sustainable communities in the grant application process and is one of five applicants that will also receive a two-day, in-person technical assistance session with a team of USGBC and Green Building Certification Institute staff.

?This grant and LEED certification will continue to impact the residents of Sheppard Square in Smoketown in a positive way by providing more efficient energy and water use, walkable accessibility to jobs and overall improvements to the natural environment,? Mayor Greg Fischer said.

?We want to thank USGBC for selecting us and the Bank of America Foundation for the partial funding,? said LMHA Executive Director Tim Barry. ?Our staff is looking forward to the training opportunities that will continue to lead us to LEED certification, meeting the high level of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.?