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SeaGreen Affordable Housing Guide was developed to promote energy conservation, operational savings and sustainable building practices in affordable multifamily housing projects. The strategies included in SeaGreen work to reduce operating costs, promote healthy environments and protect and conserve resources in City funded affordable housing projects. Venturing beyond current practice, these strategies protect and enhance Seattle’s affordable housing stock and the community as a whole. See SeaGreen Rationale & Resources

The Green Unit Turn initiative was developed to offer affordable housing owners and managers specific recommendations for cost-effective green operations and maintenance practices. The Green Unit Turn poster is designed to be posted on site as a helpful reference for staff. Each suggestion is highlighted with symbols identifying the results: Make it durable, make it healthy, reduce operating costs and/or protect the environment.

Green O&M binder Green Operations & Maintenance Plan video & template: View our 12-minute "How To" training video, and download these Word and Excel examples to help you create your own Green O&M Plans, a binder for each of your buildings.

  • Tab 0   The Why & How-To Create Your Plan 
    Sample: Green O&M Plan
  • Tab 1   Sample: Maintenance Policy & Procedures
  • Tab 2   Sample: Routine Maintenance Schedule & Checklist
  • Tab 3   Sample: Appliance Matrix
  • Tab 5a Cleaning Recipes
  • Tab 5b Sample: Cleaning Guide from Capitol Hill Housing
  • Tab 5c Sample: Cleaning Products & Supplies from Housing Resources Group
  • Tab 11a Landscape Routine Maintenance
  • Tab 11b Sample: Plant Inventory & Care
  • Tab 16   Green Unit Turn Poster
  • Tab 17   Sample: Vendor List

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Guiding Principles for Greening Seattle’s Affordable Housing

  • Cost-effective to build, durable and practical to maintain
  • Results in a high quality, healthy living environment
  • Reduces utility costs to residents
  • Enhances the residents’ connection to nature
  • Protects the environment by conserving resources, including energy, water and materials
  • Advances the health of local and regional ecosystems
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