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

152 Habitat homes certified:

21 platinum
19 gold
112 silver

Projects pending certification:

10 platinum
9 silver
1 certified


What is LEED®?

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.

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