CNE is committed to building and managing sustainable affordable housing.

Green Building

  • We use green building strategies in the development of our new housing.

Green Education

  • We teach the nationally-recognized Saving Energy and Money curriculum as part of our home ownership education classes, empowering residents to conserve energy and use homemade cleaners to keep indoor air safe.

Green Improvements

  • Since its inception, CNE has offered CDBG home improvement financing to provide fit and affordable improvements for low income homeowners. Through these grants and loans, improvements including asbestos removal, seasonal upgrades & insulation, HVAC repair or replacement, lead paint abatement, and energy efficiency upgrades.

Green Partnerships

  • CNE is partnering with Empower Chattanooga, a local initiative to encourage energy efficiency in the Chattanooga area.  Empower Chattanooga is a new approach to considering and coordinating the delivery of a range of services based on grassroots feedback, real-time geospatial analysis, and the ongoing coordination of public and private resources. Together with residents, partner organizations will help to advance environmental, economic, and social sustainability. More information is here

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