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Sustainability Program

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Sustainability Program

TNDC is committed to building and providing affordable, sustainable housing that positively impacts tenant's health and the environment. We hold the belief that we should treat the planet with respect and play our role in mitigating climate change through sustainable operations.

Our sustainable housing efforts began in 2008 with each new building meeting or exceeding the Green building standard. Since that time, we have deepened and broadened our commitment to ensure that sustainable building practices and operation principles are reflected across our work and services. We're committed to all new TNDC buildings having Solar PV when feasible, achieve a nationally recognized Green Certification, such as GreenPointRated Platinum or LEED Gold, and will follow FitWel approaches to center tenant health in our designs.

From energy and water efficiency upgrades, renewables to rooftop farms, TNDC is deeply committed to comprehensive sustainability and well-being initiatives. Sustainability is no longer optional. It must be embedded in how we operate and build affordable homes," says Ruchi Shah, Senior Sustainability Manager at TNDC.

By being mindful of our resource and energy usage, how we design buildings and their proximity to public transit, and ways to lower utility costs for tenants and the organization, TNDC has become a leader in sustainable housing. 

This work ties in directly with TNDC's value of Collaboration and Excellence. As sustainability work requires deep collaborations with tenants and Property Managers, Maintenance staff, our Housing Development team, the Urban Agriculture team, and many outside partners. Together, we are reducing our impact on the environment and serving as a local and national model for green development.

Our Sustainability program is housed in the Property Management department

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Rosa Parks community room
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