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News & Events

8.1.2007

The Bottom Line on Green Building Practices in Common Interest Areas

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Common Interest Developments (CIDs) are residential or commercial developments that have common elements or areas maintained through an association of the owners of individual units or properties. Condominiums, townhouses, co-ops and planned unit developments of lots for single-family homes all fall within this definition.

Developers of CIDs have a vested interest in holding the line on common area costs. … With an increase in public awareness of environmental issues, the availability of tax credits and incentives, and improvements in materials, many builders are finding that building Green can help keep costs down and provide an additional marketing tool. View full article (PDF).

This article first appeared in BUILDERnews.