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Green New Deal Housing Project Brief | Evergreen House Pilot Home | 2022


A Pilot Green Home: Green New Deal Housing’s development work will begin with the

construction of the Evergreen House, a one-story, 1500 ft2 3-bedroom home located at 108 E

11th Street in Duluth. As with all Green New Deal Homes, a durable, high performance design

optimizes the house to require less than a third of the energy of a typical new home. A

roof-mounted solar array can generate enough electricity to make the home zero net energy. A

future detached garage is planned with an EV charge station.


Equitable Access: Environmental and homeownership injustice has prevented generations of

families from equitable participation in the housing market, and with it the ability to build wealth.

We facilitate opportunities to buy and live in well-designed, sustainable homes for those who

experience barriers to ownership of high quality housing. Working with local partners for

recruitment and support services, we will sell the Evergreen House Pilot Home to a buyer whose

household income is at or below 115% of area median income (AMI).



This property was challenging due to site conditions resulting from the demolition of a previous

home coupled with the presence of a large and lovely oak tree on the site. The challenges led to

an opportunity: two adjacent lots will be blended into one; for one owner, allowing retention of

the oak tree, better site drainage, ample green space, and enough room for a future accessory

dwelling unit (ADU). An ADU can provide multi-generation living, or income as a rental property.


Workforce Training: This project integrates Green New Deal Housing pilot curriculum into the

build. We will facilitate mentorship and job-site training, providing the opportunity for both

apprentices and experienced carpenters to learn about and practice green building skills. We’ll

also hold public events and information sessions to introduce solar-optimized green building,

our organization and our programs.


Contact: Rachel Wagner | rachelw@greennewdealhousing.org | 218.464.1474


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