About Us

Green Building and Initiatives

Green Initiatives Mission

Foundation Communities (FC) has been committed to building and managing our housing sustainably since 2000.  FC's Green Initiatives team works within FC to continually refine our organization's commitment to sustainability.  The Green Initiatives team has three main areas of focus: 

  •  Increase the value, durability and quality of Foundation Communities' assets     
  • Reduce operations costs, resource consumption and associated environmental impacts
  • Improve resident and staff quality of life and well-being

Just as Foundation Communities employs a "housing + services" model, the Green Initiatives team uses a "buildings + people" approach, with an underlying focus on measurement. 

For more information about how the Green Initiatives team operates please contact either: 

Susan Peterson
Green Initiatives Director
(512) 610-4014


Michael Harris
Sustainable Projects Coordinator
(512) 610-0813

Our Green Partners

Foundation Communities has partnered with Austin Energy Green Building for our two  most recent projects, Arbor Terrace (2-star) and M Station (5-star).

Foundation Communities was one of the first participants in the Worker's Defense Project Community Builders Program.  This program ensures that construction workers receive adequate training and have safe working conditions.

The Neighborworks Green Organization program certifies that the operations and maintenance practices of affordable housing providers are sustainable.  Foundation Communities has been certified under this program since 2012

The Austin Green Business Leaders Program helps Austin-based businesses  become more sustainable and promote this to the surrounding communityh.  Foundation Communities has been a Platinum Green Business Leader since 2012.