Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and other nonprofit housing developers have modified their construction processes at minimal cost to accommodate the construction of ENERGY STAR certified homes that provide substantial energy savings and other benefits, such as better comfort that lead to an improved quality of life.
Habitat for Humanity — ENERGY STAR's guidelines for new construction are part of Habitat for Humanity's construction guidelines for all affiliates nationwide. For additional information contact Kevin Gobble, Sustainable Building and Design Specialist, Habitat for Humanity Headquarters, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-420-6795. Here are examples of Habitat affiliates who have improved the affordability of homeownership for lower income families by building ENERGY STAR certified homes:
Blue Hills Community Services (231KB) — constructing ENERGY STAR certified homes and improving the energy performance of existing homes has helped create healthy, sustainable communities
Milford Housing Development Corporation (39KB) — building ENERGY STAR certified homes through a Self-Help Program to lower utility costs and conserve resources