SK Collaborative provides certification for Affordable and Market Rate multifamily projects.

Affordable Housing

Most new and rehabilitated affordable housing is green certified, providing comfortable, healthy, and efficient homes for our citizens in need. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs provide significant incentives for developers to certify their projects under one of many available green building programs. In addition, numerous financing, tax incentives, and utility rebate programs work hand-in-hand with green certification to provide additional incentives for developers to construction high performance buildings.

When green building and energy efficiency techniques are considered early in the design phase, additional expenses are minimized or eliminated, and projects are assured a smooth path to program and incentive requirements. We work with developers, housing authorities, and contractors to make sure that their projects meet program requirements, providing comfortable, healthy, and efficient housing.

SK Collaborative is an active member of the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, facilitating seminars at their annual conference and writing informative articles for membership.

Download our recent whitepaper on Affordable Housing certification in Georgia

Market Rate

More and more market rate multifamily housing is green certified to help sales and leasing, to meet investor's portfolio requirements, achieve financing and utility incentives, and comply with local permitting requirements in many cities and counties. Many SK Collaborative clients have found that, in addition to producing a better building, utility and financial incentives for green certified buildings often provide both significant short and long term ROI.

When green building and energy efficiency techniques are considered early in the design phase, additional expenses are minimized or eliminated, and projects are assured a smooth path to program and incentive requirements. We work with developers, architects, and contractors to make sure that their projects meet program requirements, providing comfortable, healthy, and efficient.

SK Collaborative provides multifamily certification under the following programs for new construction and renovation:

  • LEED for Homes
  • EarthCraft House
  • Enterprise Green Communities
  • National Green Building Standard

The certification process can provide opportunities for financing incentives and rebates from utilities and government entities.

Contact us to learn more.

Some of our current and recent projects:

Chamblee Atlanta

Chamblee Atlanta includes a 297 unit, five-story apartment building with more than 6,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a six-story parking deck. The apartments would be arranged around three courtyards, including one with a pool and outdoor bungalows.  ... Read More

309 Vine Cincinnati OH National Green Building Standard

This historic 11-story building in downtown Cincinnati is being converted into a mixed-use property with luxury apartments, restaurants, office and retail. It will include about 294 luxury apartments, 45,000 square feet of street-level retail, restaurant and office space,... Read More

Sacred Heart

Providence Community Housing, Columbia Residential, Urban Focus Louisiana, and the Vaucresson Family are working together to develop multi-family and retail at the former Sacred Heart Church on St Bernard Avenue in the 7th Ward of New Orleans.  The project will renovate the Sacred Heart... Read More

This 1920's era building in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood in Atlanta, once a luxury hotel, has for many years provided affordable housing.