Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is CEO of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, one of America's largest green developers of affordable housing and other ventures.

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Building Green

Jonathan Rose Companies LLC is one of America's largest green developers of affordable housing and other ventures, with more than one billion dollars worth of projects under management. Prospect co-editor Robert Kuttner spoke with CEO Jonathan Rose. Kuttner: What makes a building “green”? Rose: For affordable housing, we recommend a level we call “practical green,” which is wonderfully described in the Enterprise Foundation's Green Communities program. The U.S. Green Building Council has established the widely used LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system that rates buildings Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. A “certified” building has basic green characteristics: more energy efficiency, fresh air, ample daylight, and low use of toxic materials. When you get into a car, the new car smell comes from volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which are not good for you. That's the same thing you smell when you live in an apartment with a new carpet or a house that's been...

Building Green

Jonathan Rose Companies LLC is one of America's largest green developers of affordable housing and other ventures, with more than one billion dollars worth of projects under management. Prospect co-editor Robert Kuttner spoke with CEO Jonathan Rose. Kuttner: What makes a building “green”? Rose: For affordable housing, we recommend a level we call “practical green,” which is wonderfully described in the Enterprise Foundation's Green Communities program. The U.S. Green Building Council has established the widely used LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system that rates buildings Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. A “certified” building has basic green characteristics: more energy efficiency, fresh air, ample daylight, and low use of toxic materials. When you get into a car, the new car smell comes from volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which are not good for you. That's the same thing you smell when you live in an apartment with a new carpet or a house that's been...