Showdown in New Orleans

January/February 2011
A version of this article appears in the January/February 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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January 04, 2011
The occasion was the 2009 Historic Green spring-break gathering of students and professionals in New Orleans. Organized around the goal of creating “the nation’s first zero-carbon neighborhood,” the annual ten-day event provides assistance in New Orleans’ historic Holy Cross neighborhood to revitalize residents’ homes and neighborhood common spaces. In 2009, Historic Green drew on the support of the 750-plus volunteers —including architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, interior designers, and contractors—and more than two dozen leading environmental and green-building organizations, including the USGBC and the Salvation Army’s EnviRenew recovery program.

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