Yianice Hernandez is the deputy director of Green Communities at Enterprise Community Partners, where she oversees the research and evaluation of economic, environmental, and health benefits of green affordable housing. In addition, Hernandez manages the development of tools and resources to share best practices and she directs the ongoing performance tracking of Green Communities developments.

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What comes to mind when you think about green communities? I find many people think about technology—solar panels, wind turbines, or rapid public transit. Another important pillar of green communities is action: the actions people take related to the buildings in which they live. Green communities must incorporate technology and action. As an …

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