Impediments to Sustainable Construction in Indian Country «

January 27, 2012

As one of its first steps, the Sustainable Construction in Indian Country initiative was charged with exploring impediments to sustainable construction practices in Native communities and to suggest solutions to these impediments. A meeting was held in conjunction with 2011 HUD Greener Homes Summit Governmental, nongovernmental, and tribal focus group participants offered observations regarding impediments to sustainable construction in Native communities. In a follow-up meeting attendees ranked, by order of importance, the impediments and brainstormed about potential solutions. Four impediments were identified. These are:

  • • Building codes
  • • Costs/funding
  • • Capacity building
  • • Planning

To learn more and read suggestions for solutions, click here to view the draft report.

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