Last Spring, AIA Ohio kicked off its first-ever Affordable Green Homes Competition.  This competition, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, sought to provide affordable green home designs that would benefit all 70 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Ohio.  There were three entry categories, Urban, Rural and Suburban, and competition entries had requirements of cost, sustainability, energy savings and environmental strategies.  Through a grant from AIA Ohio, first place winners in each category were given funding to create the construction documents necessary to allow Habitat for Humanity to start using these affordable green home designs, a process which has now begun.  To learn more about this successful AIA Ohio program, and to see the winning designs, click here