Sustainable Building Practices
Our homes are sustainable, green homes based on the materials we carefully choose and the building methods we use. We work to be good financial stewards for our sponsors, donors and future homeowners.
We have found that it is more than just possible to go green – it’s affordable. Several sponsors have taken a step up to include upgrades such as solar-generated electricity and solar-powered hot water heaters. A special thank you to these companies: GE Energy, Houston Dynamo’s Brian Ching, Calpine Corporation, Pride International, Green Mountain Energy Company and New Living.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the awarding to Houston Habitat for Humanity the Energy Star Award 2018 PARTNER OF THE YEAR Sustained Excellence for Houston Habitat’s continued contribution to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
Houston Habitat is proud of a continued commitment to sustainable building materials and practices. This commitment has earned us the Energy Star Award in 1996 – 1998, 2007 – 2011, and 2013 – 2018.