Environmentally-sound homes for the poor are a model for everyone else
"BOILER rooms are often dirty and steamy, but this one is pristine and cool. Fox Point is a spanking new 47-unit residential building in the South Bronx, one of the city’s poorest pockets. Two-thirds of its residents are formerly homeless people, whose rent is paid by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rest are low-income families. The boiler room houses a microturbine system, which generates energy for electricity and heat. It reuses heat that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere, reducing carbon emissions while also cutting costs."