WHO WE ARE
Building Brighter brings together the energy behind three powerful movements to solve some of our biggest problems today-- the drive to produce affordable housing, the excitement building around sustainable tiny or smaller homes, and the urgent shift to a renewable energy world in order to avert the worst effects of climate change.
Joining with a number of local organizations across the northeast, our goal is to make housing affordable for all by 2035.
Through direct community relations and involving active community groups, both in the initial discussions and by inviting them to make up 20% of each Building Brighter community board, we hope to alleviate some of the fearful NIMBY and protectionist policies that could limit or block the placement of local, sustainable, pre-built, tiny/small house communities.
As we build these sustainable, small home/ retro-fit apartment communities, we will discover and be able to deploy the latest in green building and sustainability technologies and systems, which will have practical applications across the housing spectrum.
The community garden and greenhouse practices will demonstrate different ways for Bostonians to grow their own food in an urban environment, whether they have a small plot of land or just some window boxes in an apartment.
The electricity, heating, and cooling practices that will allow these tiny homes to be off grid will spark the much-needed conversation about sustainable communities across the country.
These communities will beautify long-neglected lots and could inject micro-economy resurgence in areas that have remained economically stagnant for years.
It’s our vision to build a brighter world for ourselves, our neighbors, and for future generations.