This page offers an ever-growing list of the practical, application-oriented products created by the Exemplary Buildings Program (EBP). Each one contributes to the EBP model’s goal: eliminating the traditional cost trade-off between unit number and energy efficiency that has long forced developers of affordable housing to prioritize the housing crisis over the climate crisis.

But! One of the most important things to know is that the promising practices we’re so excited about are not just for “exemplary” buildingsthey’re relevant to all buildings, and we’re just as eager about their potential to help build better affordable housing more generally.

We’re constantly gathering data, analyzing it, and learning how to refine our recommended specs, standards, and practices…so check back often!

EBP Promising Practices Workshops


EBP Design Guidelines


EBP Project Specifications

  • Spec Sheet for our Phase I demonstration projects