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Mission:
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HA-ECO is not just a catch-phrase!

The Housing Authority of Elgin (HAE) is fully committed to providing safe, affordable housing for more than 1,100 residents in a cost efficient and environmentally conscious manner. To that effect, HAE aims to become a “catalyst” among landlords when it comes to advancing and promoting environmental sustainability and make Elgin a leader in sustainability in  the 21st century.

HA-ECO is not just a catch-phrase, but rather its principals are being interwoven into the fabric of the operation on a daily basis.

Our Eco Initiatives
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TAKE A LOOK AT SOME AMAZING PROJECTS WE HAVE FINISHED
Urban Farming
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Urban Farming is the process of cultivating food in largely condensed, urban areas.  What makes urban agriculture so different from our current approach to food cultivation is that it is integrated into the city’s ecosystem and economy.  This can be seen in the creation of jobs for residents as urban farm attendants, the use of a city’s resources such as organic wastes and wastewater, and  fresher food supplies for consumers.

Green Building and Sustainable Development
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Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.

Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

The three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy.

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