Building Green

Energy Star Homes

All our homes are built to Energy Star standards. Energy Star homes are typically 20-30% more energy efficient than homes built to standard residential building code.

Features of an Energy Star home include:

  • Energy Efficient Insulation
  • High-Performance Windows
  • Tight Building Envelope and HVAC Ducts
  • Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Third Party Verification

To learn more about Energy Star standards, please visit www.energystar.gov.

Number of Habitat homes certified:

21 Platinum
9 Gold
74 Silver

Projects pending certification:

9 Platinum
55 Silver
1 Certified

 

LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) for Homes

Fall 2008, Habitat was the first Habitat affiliate to build a LEED® Platinum Certified home. The practice of building sustainable homes goes hand-in-hand in affordable housing as increased efficiency of the home reduces costs to the homeowner throughout the life of the home. With that in mind, Habitat has continued to build 100 LEED® Certified Homes and 67 LEED® Certification-Seeking Homes.

Features of a LEED® certified home include:

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • Durability of Construction
  • Minimized Environmental Footprint
  • Increased Water Efficiency
  • Improved Energy Efficiency

Habitat is also a proud member of the United States Green Building Council.
To learn more about LEED® Certification, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council website at usgbc.org/usgbc-arizona

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