Over at Worldchanging, Sarah Kuck has some great examples from Portland of how to make green building available to everyone:

Redeveloping and retooling our cities means investing upfront to insure quality materials and sustainable development plans. This includes thinking about how to improve a neighborhood for all residents. Although there are costs that come with these investments, a dedication to equality and durability ensures long-term sustainability for the entire community.

As a Portland-native, I’m thrilled to see world-class examples from my own backyard. So, give it a read, will you? Then, tell us: what are your favorites for best practices in green building and affordability?