How Katrina sparked a green-building renaissance

04/8/2010 | USA Today

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, low-income neighborhoods in New Orleans are enjoying a green-building renaissance. Nearly 500 homes in poor areas of the city have been built with features such as sustainable building materials, solar panels and rain cisterns. "The destruction caused by Katrina necessitated almost everyone to rethink how to rebuild their home," says Forest Bradley-Wright of the New Orleans-based Alliance for Affordable Energy.

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