Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard

Olympia, WA (June 1, 2007)- Washington State has developed a green infrastructure standard that will apply to Housing Trust Fund projects after July 1, 2008. The Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, which is based on Enterprise’s Green Communities standard, sets a minimum level of sustainable performance. These criteria have been reviewed by stakeholders, and there is widespread agreement that this is the best first step in setting a standard for government funded affordable housing development.

For more information, visit the Washington Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development.