According to an article in the Boston Globe, all new affordable housing funded by Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development must be deemed "green." Projects will need to meet the Energy Star standards and the LEED "Silver" standard. Yesterday, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino named six housing projects set to share $2m in grant money from the Massachusetts Technology collaborative.
This is great news that should set a standard for Boston real estate. More environmentally friendly buildings will mean a better lifestyle for everyone.