20 Dec '11, 6pm

#LEED-certified homeless shelters make an impact via @TriplePundit

#LEED-certified homeless shelters make an impact via @TriplePundit

Tweet By Christopher Wallace Mock-up of the new shelter, designed by Eddie Bello with the McMillan Pazdan Smith architecture firm As anyone who has volunteered (or been served) in a soup kitchen can attest, they’re typically not a place that you want to spend an extended amount of time. Homeless shelters are designed as a stop-gap; a helping but temporary hand for those in need until they can get their feet back on the ground. Unfortunately, the majority of these kitchens/dormitories across the country have bleak environs. Whether they are government or independently run, budgets are small. The buildings themselves are often reused space from churches or warehouses that have already out-served their initial purpose. Under deathly fluorescent light, on broken-springed mattresses in a windowless room, finding hope can be a struggle. It wasn’t until a friend sent me a story a...

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