New Sustainable Affordable Housing Management Guide Published by Vendome Real Estate Media

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Vendome Real Estate Media is thrilled to announce the publication of Sustainable Affordable Housing Management: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient.

“Affordable housing providers can play a unique and important role in helping residents live healthy lives.”—Carolyn E Zezima, author of SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient

Written by Carolyn E. Zezima, Esq., President of NYC Foodscape, this new eBook serves as a comprehensive guide to helping owners and managers of affordable housing sites create and implement sustainability plans for their communities.

"Over the past 10 years of working to create a healthy and sustainable food system, I’ve learned just how interconnected access to affordable housing is with this goal, and with other aspects of people’s lives, including health and well-being, prosperity, and environmental health,” stated Zezima. “Without affordable housing that’s environmentally safe, healthy, and sustainable, efforts to improve our food, health, and environment—such as preserving healthy farmland, increasing food and nutrition programs, and encouraging healthy grocery stores—fall short. Sustainability strategies that don’t incorporate affordable housing ignore the daily realities of what people need to thrive,” she added.

Clearly explained, step by step, this guide describes how to:

  •     Save money by reducing energy and water consumption;
  •     Get residents and staff to adopt “green” practices, such as recycling and composting;
  •     Use government and utility incentives for sustainability initiatives, including major energy-saving improvements and retrofits; and
  •     Improve the health of residents by:

     o    Reducing their exposure to toxic paints, pesticides, and other chemicals
     o    Improving their access to healthy food
     o    Creating a community garden
     o    Implementing a no-smoking policy

Zezima goes on to state, “The various paths of my journey from lawyer to chef to urban farmer to sustainability consultant intersect here, in this book. I wrote SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT to help us work toward two of our most basic and important goals as individuals and as a society: (1) to ensure that all people live healthy lives in safe, affordable, and healthy homes; and (2) to ensure that our planet, its resources, and its species, including us humans, not only survive, but thrive, in future generations."

About Vendome
Vendome publishes online subscription-based resources for commercial and residential real estate professionals and their attorneys—providing plain-English guidance on management, lease, and regulatory compliance matters, as well as advice and practical tools on a wide range of operational issues encountered by property owners, managers, and leasing agents. Learn more at

About NYC Foodscape
A unique combination of legal training, nonprofit management, communications and culinary expertise that can help steer nascent and emerging food and farming enterprises into its next phase of development, from early visioning to an on-the-ground, sustainable existence. Learn more at

A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient
By Carolyn Zezima, President, NYC Foodscape
2016 | 288 pages | EPUB3 and PDF Formats
Price: $99 | eBook: 978-1-935132-38-7

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