Touchstone Honoree: Green New Deal Housing is focused on green collar jobs and job sites

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The newer non-profit Green New Deal Housing is focused on green collar jobs and more sustainable building practices.

“Now is the time to. It’s more urgent than ever to transform how we build,” shared Rachel Wagner, a design professional and co-founder of Green New Deal Housing.

“Housing and building in general are a bigger piece of the pie than most people realize,” she added.

Green New Deal created a training called “Laying the Groundwork.” They had help from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation to build it up.

Ron Gurno, program manager at Community Construction, has gone through the training. “It was a great opportunity for learning about excellent building practices,” he said.

He said that means building an insulated 2 x 6 wall and then wrapping another layer of insulation around the building.

Carpenters on the Evergreen Project in the Harbor Highlands neighborhood have gone through the training.

Evergreen is the first net-zero energy home by Green New Deal. And they are excited to see the progress.

The Touchstone Celebration is coming up on Thursday, November 10th, at 6:30pm, on WDIO.