Neighborhood Development Services, Inc., in Ravenna, a NeighborWorks America member organization, is one of 16 organizations across the country and the only one in Ohio, to receive the NeighborWorks Green Organization designation from NeighborWorks America.
NeighborWorks America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald presented NDS with the award recently in Washington, DC.
This is the first time NeighborWorks has recognized these efforts.
NDS includes environmental sustainability and healthy communities as part of their mission.
"NDS is dedicated to green practices not only in our offices, but through various projects and programs," said Dave Vaughan, executive director of NDS. "We have green plans and policies in place for all our services ranging from multifamily construction, to our asset management division, to the homebuyer education curriculum to green building techniques with all of our housing rehabilitations."